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'Oye Como Va'

Tito Puente's song reached its widest audience when it was released by Santana, helping solidify their place in history as one of the fathers of Latin rock.

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The Story Behind 'Purple Haze'

The iconic rocker was written during a 1966 gig at a London club, with lyrics based on a dream he had after reading a science fiction novel.

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'Tapestry'

King started out as a songwriter with her husband, but it wasn't until after her divorce that she began to sing her own songs and when she did, she sold 15 million copies.

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The Story Of Marvin Gaye's 'What's Going On'

Marvin Gaye's classic faced the forces shaping American culture at the beginning of the '70s.

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'Rock Around The Clock'

In 1954, a square-looking country singer from the suburbs of Philadelphia named Bill Haley recorded the song that became a countdown to a new musical era.

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'Fire And Rain'

Taylor discusses the iconic song's inspiration, composition, and why he reaches for the radio dial when it comes on.

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