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'We Were Not User-Friendly At All': The Story Behind The Velvet Underground's Debut

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'Like a Rolling Stone'

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Springsteen's 'Nebraska' Enters 'Badlands'

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'Great Balls Of Fire'

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'Oye Como Va'

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The Story Behind 'Purple Haze'

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'(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay'

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'Tapestry'

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