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Gordon Lightfoot’s “Beautiful” song from ’72

On May 27, 1972, Gordon Lightfoot’s “Beautiful” debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart at #96. “Beautiful” is simply that—a gorgeous love song wrapped in the simplicity of an acoustic arrangement and accented by the lush timbre of Lightfoot’s … 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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