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This Day in Music History–January 28, 1985

American recording artists gather to record “We Are the World” “Check your egos at the door.”  Quincy Jones sent out this special instruction to several dozen pop stars invited to participate in the recording of “We Are the World”. This record … Continue reading

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Musicians Who Died In 2017

Of the many celebrities who died in 2017 over 100 were musicians. Here are the five I will miss most. Full obituaries available by clicking the hyperlinks. Chuck Berry (18 Mar 2017): Chuck Berry, singer-songwriter and guitarist who was one … Continue reading

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Halloween Playlist

Whether you’re handing out treats or partying down at a monster-mash bash of your own, here are a few songs for your listening pleasure. These are five of my favorites. What are some of yours? (recognize that zombie to the … Continue reading

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