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Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown!

Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown!

| December 9, 2016 | 1 Comment

On Dec. 9, 1965 ‘Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown’ became synonymous with the holiday when “A Charlie Brown Christmas” and its Vince Guaraldi soundtrack aired for the first time.

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Happy Birthday, Tom Waits!

Happy Birthday, Tom Waits!

| December 7, 2016 | 8 Comments

Quotes and quips from Tom Waits, who is as much of a character as any of the hundreds of freaks, carnies and salvation seekers populating his songs.

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Happy Birthday, Randy Newman

Happy Birthday, Randy Newman

| November 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

An Interview with Randy Newman on his approach to songwriting and the stories behind his songs Political Science, Redneck, Short People, God’s Song, and more.

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Beatles’ White Album Turns 48

Beatles’ White Album Turns 48

| November 22, 2016 | 2 Comments

On Nov. 22, 1968 the Beatles released their 9th official album, the 2-record, 30-song masterpiece known as the White Album.

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Happy Birthday, Neil Young!

Happy Birthday, Neil Young!

| November 12, 2016 | 4 Comments

Neil Young’s interview with Performing Songwriter magazine accompanied by classic photos by Henry Diltz and the stories behind them.

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Behind the Songs of John Prine

Behind the Songs of John Prine

| October 10, 2016 | 62 Comments

Legendary songwriter John Prine tells the stories behind such classics as “Sam Stone,” Hello In There,” “Paradise,” “Dear Abby,” and more.

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Farewell, Merle Haggard

Farewell, Merle Haggard

| April 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

On April 6, 2016, his 79th birthday, Merle Haggard left this earth. To honor him, here is an interview from 2007 where he chatted with us about Johnny Cash, jail and wild nights with George Jones. Farewell, Hag. Thank you for a lifetime of music and memories.

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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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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 | 5 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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