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The Mastery of Music in Film: Quentin Tarantino

The Mastery of Music in Film: Quentin Tarantino

Once the ultimate Hollywood wunderkind, Quentin Tarantino now ranks among America’s most revered filmmakers. Since his professional directorial debut in 1992, he has showcased an innate ability to both entertain the masses and engage the individual. Tarantino, 59, has written and directed some of the most pivotal and groundbreaking movies over the last thirty years….

45 Years Gone: Lynyrd Skynyrd Drummer Talks 1977 Plane Crash, Pt. 2
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45 Years Gone: Lynyrd Skynyrd Drummer Talks 1977 Plane Crash, Pt. 2

Lynyrd Skynyrd encapsulates the essence of Southern Rock music. Formed in Jacksonville, Florida in the mid-1960s, the band revolutionized pop culture and defined a genre. Music was never the same after Lynyrd Skynyrd. Lynyrd Skynyrd was never the same after October 20, 1977. This month marks the 45th anniversary of a disastrous plane crash that…

45 Years Gone: Lynyrd Skynyrd Drummer Talks 1977 Plane Crash
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45 Years Gone: Lynyrd Skynyrd Drummer Talks 1977 Plane Crash

If Sothern Rock were defined by one band, it would be Lynyrd Skynyrd. From the mesmerizing opening chords of “Sweet Home Alabama” to the searing solos of “Free Bird”, Skynyrd is an American institution. They are revered as brilliant musicians, consummate entertainers, and exceptional songwriters. Music was never the same after Lynyrd Skynyrd. Lynyrd Skynyrd…

The Magic Behind Willie Nelson’s “Stardust”

The Magic Behind Willie Nelson’s “Stardust”

Many albums are musically great. Some albums change music. Willie Nelson’s “Stardust” is one of those albums. Released in 1978, “Stardust” is the archetype for one of the most successful musical genres of the last forty years. Nelson’s decision to implement the Great American Songbook as a theme for an entire album showed the type…