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Americana: 1969

Posted by on Jul 17, 2009 in Americana, Music | 3 comments

It’s a Great American Things first – a year is recognized. Three events propelled this selection onto the list: The first man...

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Singer: Johnny Cash

Posted by on Jun 6, 2009 in Singer | 1 comment

In its infancy, rock and roll quickly crowned its king. At the same time, another member of R&R royalty was making his name: The Man in...

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Singers: The Beach Boys

Posted by on May 16, 2009 in Singer | 1 comment

From 1964 to roughly 1967 or so, America experienced what was called “The British Invasion.” Following the success of the...

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Americana: Fender Guitars

Posted by on Apr 24, 2009 in Americana | Comments Off on Americana: Fender Guitars

Picture Leo Fender in his California electronics workshop in the late 1930s. Fixing phonographs, radios, and public address systems....

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Singer: Bruce Springsteen

Posted by on Apr 22, 2009 in Music, Singer | Comments Off on Singer: Bruce Springsteen

  A first for me: a guest blogger. Reader JMQ from New Jersey (surprise!) sent not just a suggestion, but a fully written entry about...

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Music: Grand Ole Opry

Posted by on Apr 13, 2009 in Americana, Music | 2 comments

You don’t have to like country music to appreciate the legacy of the Grand Ole Opry. Growing from a live radio broadcast (The WSM...

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