June 26, 1986 Lukas Foss is a pianist, a conductor and, perhaps most notably, a composer. Foss was born in Germany and was fifteen when his family immigrated to this country in 1937. Even before that he'd begun his prolific output as a composer and was recognized as a child prodigy on the piano.
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April 29, 1986 With songs like "Suzanne," "Bird on a Wire," "So Long, Marianne" and "Hey, That's No Way to Say Goodbye," singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen created his own brand of folk-rock art music. Listeners discovered Cohen's songs in the mid-'60s when Judy Collins recorded "Suzanne," and Cohen followed that by recording his own album of his songs. Cohen discusses his career with Terry Gross.
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March 25, 1986 Abbey Lincoln started her career in the early 1950s as a supper club singer. In the late 1950s, she met jazz drummer Max Roach, who introduced her to modern jazz and to a performing style influenced by the new black consciousness. They got married, and in the years they stayed together, they recorded albums on which Lincoln was backed by great jazz performers. Her songs took on a political edge, and she became active in the freedom movement.
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September 5, 1983 This past weekend, rock 'n' roll fans from around the country and around the world gathered in Lubbock, Tex. They came for their annual conference to honor Lubbock's most famous native son, Buddy Holly, who would have been 47 years old this coming Wednesday.
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