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Christopher Robin Rekindles Fondness For Winnie the Pooh Songs, Ellington, Coltrane
and Springfield Get
Action Movie Exposure

Ewan McGregor stars in Walt Disney's Christopher Robin, the latest big screen production based on the characters introduced by author A.A. Milne in the Winnie-the-Pooh books of the 1920s. The film combines live action and animation and features new versions of "Winnie the Pooh," "Up, Down and Touch the Ground" and "The Wonderful Thing ... MORE ››

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Gene Pitney

Uniquely talented singer-songwriter Gene Pitney is solidly positioned among the Top 100 Music Artists of the '50s and '60s! Check out the rest of the list ... MORE ››

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The Turtles

They were straight out of Boss Angeles, under the deafening noise of all the planes coming in and out of LAX. Instrumental surf band The Crossfires became folk rock-pop-psychedelic group The Turtles, though you could say they defied any particular classification. Howard Kaplan and Mark Volman were pretty nerdy guys growing up in Westchester, hanging around in high school with buddy Al Nichol, upsetting the balance of the school's Glee Club and taking a quick shot with another student, Betty McCarty, as an aspiring early-'60s folk music foursome christened The Crosswind Singers. When that idea fell apart around 1963, at about the time surf music was at its peak (red-hot in L.A. where most of the surf bands ... MORE ››

Vinyl Attack Getz/Gilberto

The Girl From Ipanema
♦ by Getz/Gilberto ♦

The March 1963 recording of Getz/Gilberto, which resulted in an international hit, "The Girl From Ipanema," was a joint effort of more than just two musicians, as the credited artists who made up the album's title might suggest. The great jazz saxophonist Stan Getz had already built a long career, with satisfying highs but ... MORE ››