The Kingston Trio performing on stage.
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July 31, 2000 The Kingston Trio made the song a hit in 1958, but it's an old folk song about a murder that happened in 1866.
James Taylor and Carole King, who played piano on 'Fire And Rain'.
June 26, 2000 Taylor discusses the iconic song's inspiration, composition, and why he reaches for the radio dial when it comes on.
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April 24, 2000 Hank Williams' 1949 hit foreshadows his untimely death four years later, at the age of 29.
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October 12, 1999 Wilt Chamberlain has died in Los Angeles. Chamberlain was one of basketball's greatest stars and the only player ever to score 100 points in an NBA game. Chamberlain, 63, starred during the 1960s and 70s. A dominating 7-foot center, he was the most prolific offensive player of his time. But his personal heroics were often overshadowed by his chief rival, Bill Rusell of the Boston Celtics.
April 1, 1996 Imagine a transcontinental coffee slurry pipeline thousands of miles long, worth billions of dollars, carrying freshly roasted coffee beans. Coffee enterpreneurs and drinkers alike weigh in on this invention, including those against it. Holy Java!
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