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Published Date: 12/22/2014
Rock and blues singer Joe Cocker has died at 70. Born in Sheffield, England, in 1944, Cocker catapulted to fame in the U.K. in 1968 with his distinctive cover of the Beatles' "With a Little Help From My Friends," later used as the theme song for American television...
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Published Date: 12/21/2014
As one of the Beach Boys, Carl Wilson helped shape the sound of rock 'n' roll in the 1960s and earned a place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Along with his brothers Dennis and Brian Wilson, and cousin Mike Love, he explored the sounds of the beach and the surf...
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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: 12/16/2014
Margaret Mead was a cultural anthropologist, but don't let the academic-sounding title fool you into thinking her work was boring. In fact, Mead helped shape the sexual revolution of the 1960s through her research and reports on the indigenous people of Southeast Asia...
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Published Date: 12/11/2014
Fifty years ago, the King of Soul was shot and killed at a motel in Los Angles, ending a prolific and still-promising musical career. Sam Cooke was one of America's most influential popular musicians, and the man credited as the inventor of soul music as a genre. As an...
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Published Date: 12/10/2014
Otis Redding was the King of Soul, a vocal powerhouse who had an enormous influence on the soul sound of the 1960s. A prolific songwriter, he began writing all his own songs by the middle of his career, creating intricate arrangements for the horn section as well as...
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