Garland Jeffreys leapt onto the music scene in the 1960s, and since then has mastered rock, reggae and blues to create his unique sound. He speaks with host Michel Martin about his remarkable life and new album, The King of In Between.
In September, the band that rose from the kudzu-covered town of Athens, Ga., to dominate college radio and sell nearly 85 million albums worldwide announced it was breaking up. Singer Michael Stipe and bassist Mike Mills discuss R.E.M.'s 31-year history, and the end of the band as we know it.
Boogie-woogie was a piano style that began sometime in the early 20th century — and, by the 1930s, became a huge pop-music fad. Rock historian Ed Ward explains how the genre re-emerged in country music after WWII, when it was an important precursor to rock 'n' roll.
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