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Published Date: 12/19/2014
The 1960s were an especially turbulent decade, both politically and culturally. During these years "rock 'n' roll" played by groups of young people in matching suits and dresses evolved into "rock" played by iconic longhaired "rock stars" in outrageous clothing.
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Published Date: 12/11/2014
Big Mama Thornton sang the blues like few others before or since. At a time when blues music was dominated by men, Thornton made sure audiences didn't forget about female singers as she belted out tunes that would become enduring classics. Elvis Presley's "Hound Dog"...
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Published Date: 12/8/2014
Jim Morrison was an icon of counterculture, one of the most famous rebels of all time. As the lead singer for the Doors, he had an enormous influence on 1960s and '70s pop culture and music, and indeed on rock music for decades to come. Songs including "Light My Fire,"...
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Published Date: 10/4/2014
Janis Joplin's big voice catapulted her to stardom in the 1960s with electrifying songs including "Piece of My Heart," "Me and Bobby McGee" and "Ball 'n' Chain." She was just 27 when she died after a short but influential career. We remember Joplin's life today as well...
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Published Date: 8/15/2014
In August 1969, 400,000 people were in attendance at Woodstock, the outdoor concert to beat all, with some of the most fascinating personalities of all time assembled on one stage. Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Jerry Garcia, Richie Havens, Keith Moon... Which Woodstock...
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Published Date: 6/22/2014
The idea that celebrities die in groups of three has permeated popular culture. Of course the "Rule of Three" isn’t based on any scientific evidence...
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