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Happy Birthday, James Taylor!

Happy Birthday, James Taylor!

| March 12, 2016 | 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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The Story Behind “Strawberry Fields Forever” & “Penny Lane”

The Story Behind “Strawberry Fields Forever” & “Penny Lane”

| February 18, 2016 | 5 Comments

In Feb. 1967 the Beatles released a double-A side single of “Strawberry Fields Forever” and “Penny Lane” which opened the doors to the wonders of Sgt. Pepper. Here’s the story.

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The Story Behind “Mardi Gras Mambo” and “Iko Iko”

The Story Behind “Mardi Gras Mambo” and “Iko Iko”

| February 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

Mardi Gras and music go together like red beans and rice and coffee and beignets. Here’s the story behind two songs that are Fat Tuesday favorites: “Iko Iko” and “Mardi Gras Mambo.”

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Happy Birthday, Dolly Parton!

Happy Birthday, Dolly Parton!

| January 19, 2016 | 1 Comment

Dolly parton talks about her favorite subject—songwriting. Included is the story behind “I Will Always Love You” and turning down Elvis Presley when he wanted to record it.

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The Beatles: ‘A Day In the Life’ 49 Years Ago

The Beatles: ‘A Day In the Life’ 49 Years Ago

| January 19, 2016 | 4 Comments

In January 1967 the Beatles went into EMI’s London studio to record “A Day In the Life.” Here’s the story behind the writing and the making of it.

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Farewell, David Bowie

Farewell, David Bowie

| January 11, 2016 | 7 Comments

To celebrate the life of David Bowie, who left this earth on January 10, here are stories behind a few of his songs that he shared with us during an interview. This brilliant, creative soul left us a beautiful legacy, and will be missed.

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Stories From Elvis Presley’s Band

Stories From Elvis Presley’s Band

| January 8, 2016 | 4 Comments

Rare stories from the band who backed Elvis Presley in his final years: Glen D. Hardin, James Burton, Ronnie Tutt and Jerry Scheff.

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We Miss You, Dan Fogelberg

We Miss You, Dan Fogelberg

| December 16, 2015 | 67 Comments

On December 16, 2007 Dan Fogelberg left this earth. I still have a hard time accepting it.

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Kris Kristofferson’s “Me and Bobby McGee”

Kris Kristofferson’s “Me and Bobby McGee”

| September 25, 2015 | 74 Comments

Inspired by a Fellini film, Kris Kristofferson wrote a classic road story that became a chart-topper for Janis Joplin, who recorded it days before her death.

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Shel Silverstein

Shel Silverstein

| September 25, 2015 | 2 Comments

Performing Songwriter looks back at the creative life of Shel Silverstein, a beloved poet, author, artist and songwriter.

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