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Read Saul Williams: Songs As Weapons

April 3, 2009 – Hear five of the hip-hop poet's favorite songs — tracks in which the music itself calls for change.

Read The Many Sides Of 'The Star Spangled Banner'

January 20, 2009 – "The Star Spangled Banner" has inspired some memorable interpretations over the years.

Listen Guest DJ Portishead

May 1, 2008 – Geoff Barrow and Adrian Utley from the trip-hop group Portishead spin their favorite music.


Listen The Monterey Pop Festival, 40 Years Later

June 14, 2007 – The 1967 Monterey Pop Festival shined a spotlight on then-unknown performers including Jimi Hendrix.


Listen Roundtable: Caring for Children and Parents, Hendrix Drink

January 25, 2007 – Topics: Caring for children and elderly parents; and a new energy drink named after Jimi Hendrix.


Listen The Psychedelic Debut of Jimi Hendrix

November 18, 2006 – The ground-breaking psychedelic rock album is a recent add to the National Recording Registry.


Listen Jimi Hendrix and the 'Room Full of Mirrors'

November 8, 2005 – Charles Cross talks about his new biography of the rock guitar icon.


Listen A New Jimi Hendrix Biography

August 3, 2005 – A talk with Jimi Hendrix biographer Charles Cross on Hendrix's legacy.


Jimi Hendrix during his performance at the Isle of Wight Festival, August 1970.

Watch The Story Behind 'Purple Haze'

September 18, 2000 – For more than three decades, this iconic rocker has inspired and humbled guitar players everywhere.


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