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“TV Commercials”: ‘Mad Men’ Cautionary Tale

Don “Draper” Bowman, in February 1961, somewhat presciently grasped the enormity of Madison Avenue and advertising’s outsized influence on American attitudes and marketplace behavior in his first single, “T.V. Commercials,” recorded for the La Gree label: Does Humor Belong in Music?  Don Bowman Says Yes “T.V. Commercials” is actually the

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