American Music

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When the subculture of psychedelia emerged in the early 1960s, the social movement influenced elements of music, visual arts, politics and literature for years to come. 


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The 1970s in America was the era of disco – the dance floor phenomenon that gave us "The Hustle," the Solid Gold Dancers, Donna Summer and "Saturday Night Fever." 

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A Texan born and raised, singer-songwriter Roy Orbison got his start in a rockabilly band in high school. 


The Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, the site of the Woodstock music festival in 1969, has been added to the National Register of Historic Places, according to an announcement on its website. The news was first reported by the Associated Press.

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A Broadway hit musical finds its way to the Majestic Theatre. Two of its principle players, Ben Fankhauser and Erika Olson, who play the songwriting team Mann and Weil, offered some insight into the show. 

"This is the point in our music history where all the pop music was written in office buildings by a small group of composers. There was a lot of competition because this was before the singer/songwriter era," says Fankhauser.

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