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The Moments & Minds that Define Modern Music
Explore the secret history of music. From found sound to lost revolutionaries, discover the people, events, and technology that changed lives and continue to shape the future.
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Shaping the Sound of NY
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Alex Rosner fell in love with LPs early on. His love for records and Hi-Fi technology led him to become one of New York City's most famous sound engineers, and he soundtracked most of the city's iconic disco clubs during the 1970's.
Harlem River Drive
The Note S1E2
The 1960s were a turbulent decade in New York City, leading to a revolutionary moment for young Puerto Rican and African Americans. Eddie Palmieri captured that power, angst, and fire in his classic underground album "Harlem River Drive."
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The Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.) movement of the 1960s and ‘70s revolutionized both art and engineering. Watershed collaborations between Bell Lab researchers and avant-garde artists impacted the art world from New York to Japan.
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In the peak of the "Disco Sucks" phase of the 1970s, Rock DJ Steve Dahl staged one of radio's most infamous publicity stunts: blowing up disco records at a Chicago White Sox game. It wound up being the first shot in a dance music revolution.