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  • Review: 'The History of Rock 'n' Roll in Ten Songs' by Greil Marcus

    Review: 'The History of Rock 'n' Roll in Ten Songs' by Greil Marcus
    We now live in the seventh decade of rock 'n' roll, and it has never felt more irrelevant, if such a thing can be gauged by contemporary radio playlists now dominated by slick rappers and aerobicized dance divas. Even terrestrial radio today plays less of a role than it did in 1964, when a young Greil Marcus discovered the Beatles, paying $2 to a friend to listen to a song on the album "With the Beatles," the 1963 British version that his father had brought over from England.
  • 'Unraveling': Siblings saved by rock 'n' roll

    'Unraveling': Siblings saved by rock 'n' roll
    In a way, Roxanne Lamendola has been preparing to write the book for the musical "Unraveling" her whole life. The show spotlights South Florida-based rock band China Doll — Lamendola's mother, aunt and uncle — and will get a reading 7:30 p.m....

    The Reading Life: Ellen Willis, rocking the rock music boat

    The Reading Life: Ellen Willis, rocking the rock music boat
    I've long considered Ellen Willis something of a hero. I hope I live longer than she did (Willis died in 2006, at 64), but otherwise, it's an exemplary life. She was the first pop music critic of the New Yorker, writing 56 pieces for the magazine from...

    Birthplace of rock 'n' roll? Memphis has plenty of evidence in its favor

    Birthplace of rock 'n' roll? Memphis has plenty of evidence in its favor
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. - This port city on the Mississippi River calls itself the birthplace of rock 'n' roll. Its credentials? The Memphis Recording Service, forerunner of Sun Studio, in 1951 recorded "Rocket 88" by Jackie Brenston & His Delta Cats, which some...

    The funky beat of musical New Orleans

    The funky beat of musical New Orleans
    NEW ORLEANS — The cab careened past Washington Square and onto Frenchmen Street. It was close to 10 p.m., and the neighborhood was filled with locals adorned with tattoos, piercings and lots of ragged black accessories. "The cab drivers call this...