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" A few performances have been left out of the various Woodstock soundtracks and film edits over the years, most notably The Grateful Dead. "
" As a child, I experienced black culture as many people did in America: on the TV, radio, and stages. "
" At its best, American music is the soundtrack of our long - and often painful - march toward a more perfect union. "
" At the height of his popularity in 1977, Cat Stevens converted to Islam and dedicated his life to educational and philanthropic causes. "
" Black people cannot look to government to solve their problems. "
" Blues became rock, rock became soul, and all of it was colorblind. "
" Brands frantically tried to compete for users' fragmented attention, spraying content on every platform in a 24/7 race to stay relevant. "
" Brands' products should be the manifestation of a company's values. Those values should be the subject of all sorts of wonderful stories that comprise your company's narrative. "
" Chrissie Hynde is the blueprint for any teenage pop star wannabe looking to have some real cred. "
" Chrissie Hynde is the coolest woman alive, and no man can have her. "
" Depending on your political orientation, the Dixie Chicks are either the great defenders of free speech or American traitors. "
" Despite all of our technological advances, content creation still requires time, inspiration, and a certain amount of sweat. There aren't any shortcuts. You can't write an algorithm for it. You can't predict it. You can't code it. "
" Despite the sometimes sordid turns his life took, Michael Jackson always held my fascination, like he did for most of us. "
" Early 1900s Hollywood was full of farmers battling to hold onto their land against a new influx of filmmakers who dug Hollywood's reliable weather and diverse landscape. "
" Every major summer blockbuster that is released is essentially a product line being launched across multiple verticals. However, the centerpiece of the product launch is a big, beautiful story whose job is to entertain. "
" Every single tune you know from the 1940s until the 1970s was written, arranged, and demoed in the Brill Building. OK, maybe not every song, but writers from Benny Goodman to Lieber & Stoller to Neil Diamond all kept offices there. "
" For years, I've felt like the loneliest brother on the planet. I don't play basketball, I can't dance, and I'd rather listen to Harry Nilsson than hip hop. "
" Fresh content doesn't exist to game the SEO system. It's the words, images, and stories that truly engage us, make us want to share with others, and creates a bond between us and a brand. "
" From chain gangs to folk songs to intelligent soul, America has created musicians dedicated to truth, justice, and a better American Way. "
" From their '61 Cavern Club debut to their last rooftop concert eight years later, The Beatles gave every serious artist in their wake the songbook and sound for their career. It's the musical trough from which nearly every musician drinks. "
" Google+ will never have a user base to rival Facebook's. It just won't. Not even if you include the 'users' who create accounts so that they can use other Google services. "
" Harlem's Apollo is probably the most well-known music hall in the world. "
" Her makeup, hair and general quirkiness overshadow the fact that Cyndi Lauper was one the most soulful chicks to come out of the '80s. "
" If I were a rock star, I'd design my own clothes. I'd do it because that's the mark of a true rock star. "
" If you're going to write an anthem for an old man who's up at political bat for the last time, give him a decent song. Send him off with something that creates some chills or something. "
" I get my clothes from three sources: Target, thrift shops, and friends. It's simple and it's cheap. "
" I know plenty of Hollywood kids who still struggle with being whole. Their lives are never fully their own - always in the grip of a parent who put celebrity ahead of them. "
" I live in the social purgatory of the San Fernando Valley, while my eldest daughter is bused to a charter school in the fantasy land of Bel Air. "
" In Los Angeles, parenting is a competitive sport. From Beverly Hills baby boutiques to kids' yoga classes, L.A. fuses high style, industrial-strength materialism, and parental outsourcing into our own unique version of child-rearing. "
" In my early performing days, I played gigs under the pseudonym Whitey McFearsun. I painted my face blue, wore crimson lipstick, and strung on some tight silver latex pants. "
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