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TechnoPop: The Secret History of Technology and Pop Music

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TechnoPop: The Secret History of Technology and Pop Music

TechnoPop: The Secret History of Technology and Pop Music

TechnoPop: The Secret History of Technology and Pop Music

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NPR's Rick Karr continues his six-part Morning Edition series on the influence of technology on popular music. In the latest installment, learn how electricity not only changed how people recorded and listened to music, but also how the new technology helped some entertainers rise to the top. Case in point: crooner and film star Bing Crosby, the original "king of all media." (8:28) Visit TechnoPop: The Secret History of Technology and Pop Music for photos, extra audio and other stories in the series.