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Lily Armstrong

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A Few Words for Ray Manzarek

(66) Comments | Posted May 21, 2013 | 2:52 PM

Yesterday, after a typically mundane school day, I returned home only to see that a cyber-bomb had dropped on my daily routine. Ray Manzarek, Doors founder and legendary keyboardist, had passed away at age 74 from long-term cancer, surrounded by family, and, doubtless in the thoughts and memories...

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Time Is On My Side: A Teenager Finds the Rolling Stones

(7) Comments | Posted May 9, 2013 | 1:15 PM

Rolling Stones secret shows are a thing that always happen to other people -- fans of some elusive higher stature with magical gift for anticipating the band's movements, plus a great deal of superhuman luck. I thought those people at secret Stones shows are all longtime fans who've loved the...

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How Jefferson Airplane Defined the 'Summer Of Love'

(4) Comments | Posted January 16, 2013 | 8:05 AM

Jefferson Airplane's 1967 album, "Surrealistic Pillow" is one of the most enduring and beloved representations of San Francisco's Summer of Love. Indeed, the anthemic "White Rabbit" and "Somebody to Love" define the Airplane for much of the public, and some of the album's deep tracks, such as "Plastic Fantastic Lover"...

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Music Must Change: The Who's 'Who Are You'

(5) Comments | Posted December 14, 2012 | 8:17 AM

With all of the attention that has been given to The Who's "Quadrophenia" album in the last year or so, it is obvious that modern Who fans need to latch on to some other cultish classic of their career to wave in the faces of the unenlightened. My suggestion is...

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