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April 22 - A Tale Of Two Pauls, Part II

 A happier milestone to mark, with another Paul. “Don’t Shed A Tear” for Paul Carrack…you might want to have a piece of cake or crack open a cold one to toast him. 306 more words

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April 22 - A Tale Of Two Pauls, Part I

Today we remember a singer/songwriter who was a reluctant star. Paul Davis passed away from a heart attack ten years ago, just a day after his 60th birthday. 250 more words

80s Music

April 19 - That Edwards Was One Chic Bassist

Remembering a guy who got a generation dancing today. Bernard Edwards died on this day in 1996 at a young  age of 43.

Edwards was born in North Carolina and learned sax as a kid, before picking up a bass guitar and moving to New York. 351 more words

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April 16 - Protest Rock's Rocking Politician Turns 65

One of the senior statemen of Protest Rock is a senior citizen today! So happy 65th birthday to the Honourable Peter Garrett! And yes, that’s a correct way of addressing him as he’s one of a very few to have had successful careers in music and politics. 652 more words

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April 16 - The Queen Of British Soul

Remembering one of the “60s greatest voices, Dusty Springfield, who was born on this day in 1939. Although she’s known for the song “Son of a Preacher Man,” 366 more words

Music History

April 13 - The 'Rev' Hits The Right Note At 72

One of pop’s all-time great voices was born on this day in 1946. Happy Birthday, Reverend Al Green!

Yes, Green is an ordained minister (he still preaches at times in a Memphis Baptist church apparently) but that hasn’t stopped him from putting out some of the most lovely, and sexiest, love songs of our lifetimes. 252 more words

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