Blog Post 3: The Proclaimers

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There’s not much in my iPod I’m proud of acknowledging. My music palette is pretty embarrassing and I’m not the type to put it on shuffle and plug it into any speakers. One… Continue reading

Blog #2: Umm Kulthum

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Umm Kulthum, known internationally as the Star Of The East, was born at the beginning of the twentieth century (it is uncertain exactly when).  Her family was extremely poor and lived in rural… Continue reading

Michael Jackson Blog #3

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Whenever I see the initials “MJ,” many well-known people come to mind.  Famous people from all different backgrounds and all different areas of the entertainment industry. People like Mick Jagger, Milla Jovovich, Marc… Continue reading

Blog #3: Allan Holdsworth

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Allan Holdsworth (1946 – 2017) is arguably one of the twentieth century’s most innovative and widely influential electric guitarists, especially in the 1970s and 1980s.  He is most famous for his incredible speed… Continue reading

Run-DMC Blog Entry #3

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Run-DMC is an American Hip-Hop trio formed out of Hollis, Queens, New York. The group formed in 1981, consisting of members by the name of Joseph “Run” Simmons, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, and Jason… Continue reading

Dionne Warwick

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Marie Dionne Warrick, known as Dionne Warwick, was surrounded by music ever since she was young. She first sung at the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, New Jersey at the age of… Continue reading

80’s Icon Pat Benatar

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Blog Entry #3 I love 80s music, so I decided to focus my blog on an 80s icon. Not only did her career thrive throughout the 80s, but she is also known for… Continue reading

Age of Rock N’ Roll

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Rock N’ Roll, what a time, eh? Does anybody remember the time where we would put our fingers up and head-bang to the beat of any rock and roll song? Good times, Good times.… Continue reading

Fleetwood Mac

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The 1970s was a decade of bell-bottom jeans, long hair, and peasant skirts, but most of all, a decade for arguably the best music in history. One of the greatest contributors to this… Continue reading

Mongo Santamaria

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An example of an extended blog post from Prof. Wagstaff   https://www.nypl.org/blog/2010/12/03/mongo-santamarias-afro-roots-1958-1959