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GRATEFUL DEAD influencing the living

Norman Warwick learns from Paste mail-in: GRATEFUL DEAD influencing the living “I remember the sound of his laugh and the mixture of smoke and whatever aftershave,” says Sam Grisman, recalling Jerry Garcia in his living room.…
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BRASS BANDING up North

Thom Bamford, in a written essay in a recent I Love Manchester  newsletter, says that Brass Banding is a rich and deep tradition across the north of England and a huge deal across parts of Greater Manchester.
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HALF A CENTURY AGO:

when Paste published its review of the albums of fifty years ago and announced they had selected thirty great albums I was somewhat sceptical. I couldn´t believe that what I consider to have been a year in the musical wilderness could have produced that number of great albums.
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WHEN STARS LOSE THEIR SPARKLE

How do you resist the industry’s pressure to stick to a proven formula? And if you do shift to a more mature music, what music is that? Artists such as Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars, Maren Morris and their fellow thirty-somethings are wrestling with those issues now.
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(AUTO)  BIOGRAPHIES & SONGS

There was a time when the song Pearl´s A Singer was thought to have been written about Janis Joplin. That might not be an actual fact, but the song somehow seems to link the two singers Elkie Brooks and Janis Joplin.
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JANIS JOPLIN; Her Pain And Her Pride

She You’ll find a blueprint for boisterous female rock leads like Liz Phair, the Wilson sisters, Cat Power, Fiona Apple (right) and so on. Janis Joplin’s staying power will never fade away and, at the end of the day, she was just a girl trying to find herself in a world that couldn’t quite hold her style. Little did she know, she was in the right place all along.
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DON´T PASS BY POKEY !

An understanding that with all we have, we have more than we deserve so we rejoice and sing in gratitude,”
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CAN A SONG ENHANCE A FILM?

There is nothing more enjoyable for me than to listen to, or read, experts speaking enthusiastically about their subject.
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childrens books : by  MARY CHAPIN CARPENTER

In the age of miracles, songs become stories, the stories become children´s books and memories are preserved.