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Dusty in Memphis and her last Top 10 single for 19 years

In 1968, Dusty Springfield was at an odd stage in her career. She’d been an international singing sensation throughout the ’60s (with her beehive hair-do and heavy mascara); a British pop star who could emote vocals that were heartfelt, soulful … Continue reading

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We can build the dream with love, I know… (Let us celebrate the day Laura Nigro was born ! )

On Oct. 18, 1947, Laura Nigro was born in the Bronx. Many of us know her as Laura Nyro, the amazing singer-songwriter who penned melodies and phrases that are foundations of pop-music consciousness (“Eli’s Coming,” “And When I Die,” “Wedding … Continue reading

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Happy 70th birthday, Paul Simon !

Happy 70th birthday, Paul Simon ! Born in Newark, N.J., on Oct. 13, 1941, to Jewish immigrant parents from Hungary, Simon was raised amid music. His father was a professional musician and his mother was an elementary school teacher who, … Continue reading

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