Jukeboxes Unlimited owner Don Muller has been selling machines since ’71, and he’s sold them to the likes of Steve Martin and Mick Fleetwood. But his collection of over 400,000 records isn’t for sale.
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The parent company of Columbia House, the music-subscription king of the ’80s and ’90s, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Two NPR music editors remember the good and the bad.
The great bluesman was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987 and toured relentlessly his whole life, wringing peerless emotion out of every note he played.
Just a few years ago, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra was weathering a financial crisis and a bitter labor dispute. Tune in to Weekend Edition on Sunday to hear about its impressive recovery.
Laboe, a radio icon in Los Angeles, built a broadcasting career as one of the first DJs to play rock ‘n’ roll and to take requests live on the air. At 88 years old, he’s still drawing listeners in, six nights a week, playing the “Oldies But Goodies” that made him famous.
Seeger had been a mentor and an influence on younger musicians for decades. He will be remembered for his music and his social activism.
A tireless campaigner for his own vision of a utopia marked by peace and togetherness, Pete Seeger’s tools were his songs, his voice, his enthusiasm and his musical instruments.