Zero to 180 – Three Minute Magic

Discoveries of a Pop Music Archaeologist

Tag: ASCAP

60s/70s rock +/- pop
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Buffy Sainte-Marie — 97 Men (Likely More) Don’t Call Her Honey

In 1963, Buffy Sainte-Marie had the courage to speak out against an undeclared war in which the United States had conscripted 16,000 troops to serve as “advisors,” and consequently, was banned from singing “The Universal Soldier” on US radio and TV until 1965. It is curious to see which countries

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"Juanita Jones"
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Juanita Jones — In The Driver’s Seat At ASCAP?

Billboard‘s special October 19, 1968 issue devoted to ‘The World of Country Music‘ includes a 2-page article by Bill Williams – “Ladies in the Driver’s Seat” – that highlights a number of Nashville’s powerful female executives who worked without fanfare behind the scenes within the country music industry. Williams devotes

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60s/70s rock +/- pop
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Smokey And His Sister: Goodbye Cincinnati

The City of Cincinnati might want to consider a lawsuit – what is the statute of limitations on liner notes from an album released 54 years ago? I understand that Hal Halverstadt was merely playing up the difference between “small town” provincialism and “big city” sophistication for dramatic emphasis, but

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"Mr. Cole Won't Rock and Roll"
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Mr. Cole Won’t Rock & Roll

Thanks to Ben Yagoda‘s The B-Side: The Death of Tin Pan Alley and the Rebirth of the Great American Song for hipping me to an obscure song written for Nat (King) Cole by Joe and Noel Sherman.  As far as I can tell, “Mr. Cole Won’t Rock ‘n’ Roll” was only

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