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Stones Sell Acuras While a Wealth of Vintage Material Upgrades Entertainment Value of Current Movies

Current TV spots for Acura feature a seldom-used Rolling Stones hit, "She's a Rainbow." Meanwhile, two current movies are piling on the oldies. Fantasy-comedy The House With a Clock in its Walls, starring Cate Blanchett and Jack Black, gets into some rare '50s tunes: "Must Be Fallin' in Love," an early single by Little Anthony's group The Duponts, "Doggone That Moon," a snappy pop tune... MORE ››

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Les Paul and Mary Ford

Les Paul and Mary Ford were newlyweds in 1950...then they built a big following...now they rank high on the Top 100 Music Artists of the '50s and '60s!... MORE ››

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The Miracles

Motown didn't start with The Miracles. Well, it sort of did, but what became Detroit's most famous record company actually had its beginning when label founder Berry Gordy began writing and producing Jackie Wilson's hits for Brunswick Records in 1957. Later, Marv Johnson got the same treatment as Wilson, for United Artists. But when Smokey Robinson and his three best friends (and girlfriend) came along, that's when Gordy found the act that would get his Tamla label going in a big way. Thanks in large part to the Miracles, Motown became a major force. William Robinson was nicknamed "Smokey Joe" by one of his uncles when he was very young. Since William had light skin, his uncle wanted to give him a reason to always remember ... MORE ››

Vinyl Attack Slim Harpo

Baby Scratch My Back
by Slim Harpo

Baton Rouge-born bluesman Slim Harpo was one of those easy-going, stay-out-of-trouble-type good guys in comparison to many of his contemporaries, the blues shouters who chronicled their hard-drinking, street-fighting, jail-visiting, womanizing ways in the lyrics of their songs. Slim, born Isiah Moore (his legal name later became James ... MORE ››