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Progressive Rock, Classical Influences

Posted by: Brian McCurdy

Progressive Rock drew its inspiration from a number of influences. For this week's NLS Music Notes Blog post, learn more about the classical music that inspired Rush, Jethro Tull, Pink Floyd, and many others!

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American Music from A to Z in the NLS Music Collection: D–Delta Blues

Posted by: Katie Rodda

This blog is continuation of our "American Music from A to Z" series. In this post, we'll be taking a look at Delta Blues, and materials in the NLS Collection about the blues.

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In Celebration of the Harlem Cultural Festival

Posted by: Katie Rodda

This blog posts celebrates the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival and provides a list of materials available from the NLS Music Section and greater NLS Collection relating to the music and artists featured in the festival.

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Hidden Gems of the NLS Collection: “Some South-Paw Pitching” by Charles Ives

Posted by: Brian McCurdy

Now that baseball season is well underway, the NLS Music Section invites you to learn more about "Some South-Paw Pitching" by Charles Ives.

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Rock On! “Stairway to Heaven” Turns 50

Posted by: Katie Rodda

This blog post takes a look at "Stairway to Heaven" by Led Zeppelin on the eve of its 50th birthday. Materials from the NLS Music Collection on rock music and guitars are featured.

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Flashing Back on Jimi Hendrix

Posted by: Brian McCurdy

In this week's NLS Music Notes blog, learn about the incredible artistry of Jimi Hendrix--who challenged most preconceived notions of popular music in the 20th century to create a new space for music appreciation.

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American Composers and Musicians from A to Z: S (Part 2 – Stuckey, Joey)

Posted by: Brian McCurdy

For this week's NLS Music Notes blog, learn about the inspiring story of Joey Stuckey--a remarkable person who overcame incredible odds to achieve success as a singer, guitarist, producer, and educator.

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They Say It’s Your Birthday, Paul McCartney!

Posted by: Katie Rodda

In this post, we celebrate Paul McCartney's 78th birthday and list materials available from NLS about Paul McCartney, The Beatles, and their music.