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Bono’s Defining Moment at Live Aid, July 13, 1985

Bono’s Defining Moment at Live Aid, July 13, 1985

| July 13, 2014 | 2 Comments

The 1985 Live Aid event is the perfect example of how U2 frontman Bono masterfully understands the emotional heft that can be communicated by just the right gesture.

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Amy Ray: Goodnight Tender

Amy Ray: Goodnight Tender

| May 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Goodnight Tender is Amy Ray’s first country album, and testifies to her range and virtuosity as an artist who is always game to follow a thread of melody into new and rugged territory.

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Happy Birthday, Willie Nelson!

Happy Birthday, Willie Nelson!

| April 30, 2014 | 5 Comments

In celebration of Willie Nelson’s birthday, Performing Songwriter has a few quips, quotes and videos from the Red Headed Stranger himself.

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Marian Anderson’s April 9, 1939 Lincoln Memorial Performance

Marian Anderson’s April 9, 1939 Lincoln Memorial Performance

| April 9, 2014 | 1 Comment

On April 9, 1939, celebrated African-American contralto Marian Anderson performed for 75,000 people on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial after being denied use of a D.C. Hall over segregation rules.

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Herb Alpert’s “Whipped Cream” Cover Girl

Herb Alpert’s “Whipped Cream” Cover Girl

| April 1, 2014 | 11 Comments

Forty-eight years ago this month Herb Alpert’s landmark ‘Whipped Cream & Other Delights’ was released with an iconic cover of a whipped cream-covered Dolores Erickson.

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Happy Birthday, Chaka Khan!

Happy Birthday, Chaka Khan!

| March 23, 2014 | 1 Comment

For the past 40+ years Chaka Khan has crossed and blurred the borders between rhythm and blues, jazz, pop, fusion and funk with ease, refusing to be categorized.

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Nancy Wilson’s Guitar Magic

Nancy Wilson’s Guitar Magic

| March 16, 2014 | 4 Comments

From the moment she saw the Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show, Nancy Wilson knew the guitar was the key to her future. A decade later she and her sister Ann stormed the stage as Heart and landed a blow for female equality in a rock and roll world.

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Happy Birthday, James Taylor!

Happy Birthday, James Taylor!

| March 12, 2014 | 3 Comments

We’re celebrating James Taylor’s birthday today with an interview that took place on his birthday in 2002, where he talks about the enduring role that music has played in his life.

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George Harrison’s “My Sweet Lord” Copyright Case

George Harrison’s “My Sweet Lord” Copyright Case

| February 10, 2014 | 9 Comments

On Jan. 10, 1971 Bright Tunes Music filed a copyright infringement case against George Harrison for the similarities of “My Sweet Lord” to Ronnie Mack’s “He’s So Fine.”

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Farewell, Pete Seeger

Farewell, Pete Seeger

| January 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

One of Performing Songwriter’s last conversations with Pete Seeger on his songs, passions, and the power of music.

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