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In his new memoir, It's A Long Story, Willie Nelson writes about his early career as a DJ in Fort Worth. He can still recite what he'd say on the air. David McClister/Courtesy of Little, Brown and Company hide caption

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Willie Nelson: 'Ain't Many Of Us Left'

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"I didn't learn nothing from a book," Buddy Guy tells NPR's Neal Conan. "I learned by ... being quiet, keep your ears open and listen." Paul Natkin/ hide caption

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The Day Buddy Guy 'Left Home,' Bound For The Blues

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Cornel West, 'Living And Loving Out Loud'

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Many Notes, Chords To Musical Sidekick Shaffer's Life

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Grandmaster Flash Traces Hip Hop's Roots

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In 'Rickles' Letters', 'Mr. Warmth' Goes Postal

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