The Fender Telecaster celebrates its 60th birthday this month.
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February 28, 2011 A birthday tribute to the legendary guitar, which offers the perfect blend of musical form and function.
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October 19, 2010 Hear Ferry's sensuous, densely layered, sophisticated new album until its release on Oct. 26. Naturally, at the center of Olympia is the veteran singer's elegant voice.
I know if you remember the '60s, you weren't really there, but, see, I was there.
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August 14, 2009 The official Woodstock message, the festival slogan, was: Three Days of Peace and Music. But food? That was a different story.
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December 19, 2008 Defying all medical science, the guitarist behind so many iconic Rolling Stones riffs has crested the halfway point of his seventh decade. NPR's music librarian Robert Goldstein wishes him a happy birthday.
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