Monthly Archives: January 2020

Lillian Roxon’s Rock Encyclopedia (1970)

Rolling Stone, February 7, 1970 “If you’re looking for an encyclopedia wait until a few cats who know what they’re doing get ready to spend a few years on the job. This book has its entertainment value—it will remind any … Continue reading

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Origin – Cid Corman

“Around 1950, while living in New Hampshire, Robert Creeley abandoned plans for his yet-to-be-launched little magazine. Among the material he had already gathered was work from poet Cid Corman, who was then hosting a weekly radio show in Boston entitled … Continue reading

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#12 – “I’d Rather Go Blind” – Etta James (1967)…

“‘I’d Rather Go Blind’ is a blues song written by Ellington Jordan and co-credited to Billy Foster and Etta James. It was first recorded by Etta James in 1967, released in 1968, and has subsequently become regarded as a blues … Continue reading

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Cultural Revolution

“The Cultural Revolution, formally the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution, was a sociopolitical movement in the People’s Republic of China from 1966 until 1976. Launched by Mao Zedong, then Chairman of the Communist Party of China (CPC), its stated goal was … Continue reading

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The Death of a President: November 20–November 25, 1963 – William Manchester (1967)

“The Death of a President: November 20–November 25, 1963 is historian William Manchester‘s 1967 account of the assassination of John F. Kennedy. The book gained public attention before it was published when Kennedy’s widow Jacqueline, who had initially asked Manchester … Continue reading

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Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner

“Wile E. Coyote (also known simply as ‘the Coyote’) and the Road Runner are a duo of cartoon characters from the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series of cartoons. In each episode, the Coyote repeatedly attempts to catch and subsequently … Continue reading

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Presencia de América Latina – Jorge González Camarena (November 1964 / April 1965)

“Presencia de América Latina (Presence of Latin America), also known as Integración de América Latina (Integration of Latin America) is a mural painted by Mexican artist Jorge González Camarena between November 1964 and April 1965. The 300-square-meter mural, painted in … Continue reading

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An Introduction to Novelist Gilbert Sorrentino’s Bay Ridge

“Bay Ridge is a neighborhood in the southwestern corner of Brooklyn. Unless you’re from Bay Ridge, or maybe the next neighborhood over, you probably don’t know much about it, or even that it exists; it’s avoided the coolification that has … Continue reading

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Little Stevie Wonder – Fingertips. (Part 2) (1966)

“Fingertips” is a 1963 hit single recorded live by ‘Little’ Stevie Wonder for Motown‘s then Tamla label. Wonder’s first hit single, ‘Fingertips’ was the first live, non-studio recording to reach No.1 on the Billboard Pop Singles chart in the United … Continue reading

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Peace March, 1966

“March 31, 1966. I live on 103rd Street near Central Park West, one of the very few whites in a block of Negroes and Puerto Ricans. Garbage strews the streets and children play in it. Their elders view the scene … Continue reading

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