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LaVern Baker

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Rock'n'Roll and Race: One Nation Under a Beat

Retrospective by David Burke, Vintage Rock, December 2019

America was riven by racial conflict when rock'n'roll breached the colour line, uniting black and white youth in a precursor to the hard-won equalities of ...

LaVern Baker

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. 11 November 1929, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 10 March 1997, New York ...

Joe Turner/LaVern Baker/The Clovers/The Coasters/The Drifters/Chuck Willis: Greatest Recordings

Review by Charlie Gillett, Rolling Stone, 3 February 1972

IN 1967, ARETHA Franklin moved from Columbia to Atlantic – in what soon proved to be one of the most important moments in the history ...


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