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Seventies Music

When a Sad Song Made It Better

Sherry Stanfa-Stanley | Posted 02.02.2015 | Fifty
Sherry Stanfa-Stanley

Dropping the needle, I would rush to sprawl across my twin bed and pick up the stiff cardboard album jacket. Only then, once the music began, did I allow myself the magic of studying the album's back cover and the lyrics printed on the inside liner.

Thelma Houston Will Never Leave Us

David Toussaint | Posted 03.26.2014 | Gay Voices
David Toussaint

If you've ever worried that age plays a major factor in life's gratification, talk to Thelma Houston. You'll likely find that, yes, it does: Kids are ...

Alice Cooper: The American Treasure

James Campion | Posted 08.27.2012 | Entertainment
James Campion

Alice Cooper is an American treasure and he knows it. Once the viscous, drunken villain of rock and roll and a threat to the very decency of our moral foundation, he has transformed into the clean and sober fist-pumping defiant champion of our hearts.

1970: The Year That Gave Us American Idol, Celebrity Rehab and the First School of Rock

David Browne | Posted 07.13.2011 | Entertainment
David Browne

Other than death and taxes, two things we can seemingly count on forever are albums of pre-rock standards and wobbly auditions on American Idol. For all that, we can thank Ringo Starr.