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Maggie’s Farm Turns 50

0 comments / July 24, 2015

Fifty years ago this weekend, Bob Dylan rocked the world. The darling of the folk scene did the electrified version of “Maggie’s Farm” at the Newport Folk Festival, and the crowd went wild. NPR commemorated the event with a thoughtful story that put the event in context. According to Elijah Wald, author of Dylan GoesRead more

I Was a Soldier in Elvis’s Army

0 comments / July 9, 2015

In mid-July sixty years ago, Frank Sinatra’s “Learnin’ the Blues” was the most-played single on AM radio (which was the only kind of radio there was.) But the most-purchased record for that week was “Rock Around the Clock.” It was, the Wall Street Journal noted early this year, the song that changed music forever. MyRead more