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October 24, 2008 In 1964, with the help of The Rolling Stones, a shy 19-year-old Londoner named Vashti Bunyan decided to try her hand at becoming a folk-pop singer. Three years later, she quit. But after four decades, Bunyan has returned for another chance at stardom.
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April 5, 2007 Bob Boilen talks with legendary music producer Joe Boyd about his work with artists like Pink Floyd, Nick Drake and Eric Clapton in the 1960s. Joe Boyd has a new book detailing his lifelong work in the studio, on stage and what it was like to be part of musical revolution.
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October 5, 2005 New music from Paul McCartney; A revival for folk artist Vashti Bunyan; New Brit pop from Supergrass; The howl of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club; A lovely night with singer Richard Swift; Brothers and sisters: The Magic Numbers; Master sitar player Anoushka Shankar; Quirky, atmospheric pop from Laura Veirs; A new collection of songs by Iggy Pop.
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October 12, 2004 Early folk music pioneer Elizabeth Cotten; "Urban" blues forefather Leroy Carr; A psychotic reaction from Michael Powers; Traditional Chinese zheng artist Hong Ting; Music of the Thai Elephant Orchestra; Returning 1970s folk artist Vashti Bunyan; A final farewell from Guided by Voices. Featured Artist: Madeleine Peyroux.
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