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The Jimi Hendrix Experience in the late 1960s. Left to right: Noel Redding, Jimi Hendrix, Mitch Mitchell. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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1968: How We Got Here

Why Is The Music Of 1968 So Enduring? 'It Was Allowed To Be Art'

Half a century later, 1968 continues to resonate as a landmark year for rock, pop and soul — in part, say musicians who were there in the studio, because artists were trying things no one had before.

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'We Can Win': Elizabeth Warren Outlines 2020 Presidential Bid

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Why Is The Music Of 1968 So Enduring? 'It Was Allowed To Be Art'

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