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At age 76, musician Kris Kristofferson is still writing songs. His new album is called Feeling Mortal.
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February 3, 2013 The legendary songwriter discusses happening into a music career, hearing his songs performed by his friends and the new album Feeling Mortal.
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Buffalo Springfield, circa 1970
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September 15, 2010 It's no secret that musical rifts are difficult to overcome. When it does happen, it's usually for a really good cause. Now the '60s folk band Buffalo Springfield is reuniting for Neil Young's annual Bridge School Benefit Concert in California.
June 16, 2010 After four incredibly hot, exhausting and thrilling days at the Bonnaroo Music Festival, the NPR Music gang is back to the land of air conditioning and indoor plumbing. On this edition of All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen examines some of the highlights from the enormous festival, along with Rita Houston of WFUV in New York, Andy Uhler of KUT in Austin and Jill Riley of Minnesota Public Radio's The Current.
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Kris Kristofferson performs in the "That" tent on Sunday, June 13, 2010, at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn.
June 13, 2010 A singer, actor, go-to songwriter and all-around icon, Kristofferson continues to crank out new solo albums. Hear Kristofferson perform live at the Bonnaroo Music Festival in Manchester, Tenn.
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Otis Redding performs in London in 1967.
May 17, 2010 Each of these records has a raw quality that provides a welcome break from overproduced music. Critic Tom Moon says it's enough to make listeners question whether the computer age of recording is a good thing.
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April 25, 2010 The album compiles the previously unreleased late-'60s and early-'70s demos Kristofferson recorded before anyone knew who he was. Its songs include early versions of "Me and Bobby McGee," "Come Sundown" and "Just the Other Side of Nowhere." The album will be heard here in its entirety until its release on May 4.
June 23, 2006 Singer, songwriter and actor Kris Kristofferson is probably best known for his hit "Me and Bobby McGee." He turned 70 on June 22, 2006 and has just received the Johnny Mercer Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame. This spring, he released the album This Old Road, and there's an upcoming tribute album called The Pilgrim: A Celebration of Kris Kristofferson. This interview originally aired on Sept, 7, 1999.
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September 16, 1999 Host Bob Edwards talks with singer/songwriter/actor Kris Kristofferson about his new CD The Austin Sessions. The new recording features Kristofferson singing some of his best known songs made hits by singers like Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson and Janis Joplin. Today, in the first of two parts Bob talks with Kristofferson about one of his biggest hits, "Me and Bobby McGee." (5:00) Due to Internet rights issues, this segment has been modified from its original form.
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