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Warren Hanes: Tribute to “Toots”

Frederick Nathaniel “Toots” Hibbert by Warren Haynes “Toots” was, in my opinion, the greatest Jamaican soul singer. I say that not to downplay his immense role in the creation of Reggae music- he coined the term…

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Inside the Beatles’ messy breakup, 50 years ago

  by  Tim Riley, Emerson College April 10 Fifty years ago, when Paul McCartney announced he had left the Beatles, the news dashed the hopes of millions of fans, while fueling false reunion rumors that persisted…

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John Prine performs on stage at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California on 2nd October, 2009. (Photo: Anthony Pidgeon/Redferns)
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‘Ah Baby, We Gotta Go Now’: Music Legend John Prine dies at 73 after battle with coronavirus

The celebrated songwriter and performer “captured the simplicities and the complexities of the human existence in stark and stunning glory.” by Jon Queally, staff writer John Prine, one of America’s most cherished songwriters and folk artists,…

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Bob Dylan brings links between JFK assassination and coronavirus into stark relief

Then – as now – Americans found themselves transfixed by the news. International Center of Photography by Aniko Bodroghkozy, University of Virginia Over the past few weeks, the coronavirus has turned the country’s cultural spigot off,…

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