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A Psychedelic Return: 'John Simon's Album'

The solo album by John Simon, a record producer who worked with many groups from the late 1960s and early '70s, is being reissued. Among one of Simon's most popular projects was his work with The Band and Blood, Sweat and Tears.

A Psychedelic Return: 'John Simon's Album'

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Behind the Myth: A New Beatles Biography

Rock journalist Bob Spitz's new biography of the Beatles is decidedly not prettified: venereal disease, drugs, and bad business are all part of the story of the Fab Four. The book is The Beatles: The Biography.

Behind the Myth: A New Beatles Biography

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Rosanne Cash Remembers Her Father, Johnny

Rosanne Cash began her career touring with her father, Johnny Cash, and released her first single in 1979. She's a Grammy-winning country music artist with over 40 hit singles. Her album, Black Cadillac, will be released in January.

Rosanne Cash Remembers Her Father, Johnny

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Producer Rick Rubin on the Man in Black's Legacy

Rick Rubin worked with Johnny Cash for the last 10 years of the singer's life. The two collaborated on four critically acclaimed, Grammy-winning albums. At the time of Cash's death, they were collaborating on a fifth record.

Producer Rick Rubin on the Man in Black's Legacy

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Johnny Cash: In His Own Words

The new film Walk the Line is based on the life of legendary musician Johnny Cash. We begin a two-day look at the life of the much-celebrated "Man in Black" with an interview with Cash himself. This interview originally aired on Nov. 4, 1997.

Johnny Cash: In His Own Words

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Joan Didion, Writing a Story After an Ending

Joan Didion's memoir The Year of Magical Thinking is about grieving for her husband, fellow writer John Gregory Dunne. He died suddenly at the end of 2003, while their daughter was hospitalized with pneumonia.

Joan Didion, Writing a Story After an Ending

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Media

Koppel Prepares to Leave the Anchor's Desk

After 25 years as the host of ABC's Nightline, news anchor Ted Koppel is retiring. Nightline started out in March 1980 as extended news coverage of the hostage crisis in Iran. Koppel has won 37 Emmys and 6 Peabody Awards, as well as many other honors.

Koppel Prepares to Leave the Anchor's Desk

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