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10 Fun Facts for the Week of July 17

More Fun Facts: Jerry Garcia was named after composer Jerome Kern. Roy Acuff tried out for a minor league team associated with the New York Giants, but sunstroke and nervous breakdowns ended his...
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10 Fun Music Facts: Week of June 29

More Fun Facts: The Andrews Sisters were Greek – their real name was Andreos – but their first hit was based on a Yiddish fiddle tune called “Bei Mir Bist Du Schön,” which was translated by...
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10 Fun Music Facts: Week of June 22

Here are ten fun music facts for the week of June 22: After graduating from college, Jimmy Buffett worked as a reporter for Billboard in Nashville and broke the news of the separation of Earl Scruggs...
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Ten Music Facts That May Surprise You

Here are ten (actually, a few more) fun facts about music: 1. Merle Haggard was incarcerated in San Quentin Prison from 1958 to 1960. He was inspired by Johnny Cash’s performance there to join the...
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Which Guitarist Would You See?

If you could see anyone play, past or present, who would it be? Pls. vote below. iFrameResize({ heightCalculationMethod: 'grow', enablePublicMethods: true...

A Little (Train) Traveling Music

I am reading Railroads and the American People by H. Roger Grant, a professor at Clemson. Unlike many train books, it doesn’t deal with the big story of the people that built the railroads. Instead,...