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Is Abba Really Rock 'n' Roll?

I can't define rock 'n' roll. I can tell you when it started, and I understand how it evolved. I can name-check offshoots and side genres (soul, punk, new wave,...

Ang Lee's Woodstock Aberration

I'm going on down to Yasgur's farm I'm going to join in a rock 'n' roll band I'm going to get back to the land And get my soul free ... —Joni...

Q&A with Mandy Moore

On her album Coverage, out Oct. 21, Mandy Moore sings hits by Elton John, Cat Stevens, Joni Mitchell and others. You're 19. Nixon was President when Moonshadow...

Music: Joni Mitchell: Burning Bright

Joni Mitchell keeps her own time. Twenty-nine years after Woodstock, 29 years after she turned back en route to playing the original, generation-defining concert...

Books: Beyond Bridget Jones

Aside from the suburban teenager as represented by James Van Der Beek, is there a subject of greater cultural fascination at the moment than the young, single...

Navigator of the Deep

"Look," she says, entirely untroubled on the subject, "I don't have a very good education. I'm musically ignorant. I'm intuitive. All I am is a freshness freak."...

MUSIC: A Deeper Shade of Blue

IT HAS BEEN 23 YEARS since Joni Mitchell released Blue, a lapidary album that used vivid poetry and sun-washed melodies to enrich the palette of contemporary...

People: Dec. 23, 1985

Her sultry voice and jazzy arrangements have led some to compare her with vocalists of a bygone era, but Sade, 26, cites instead such contemporary influences as...

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