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  1. Eddie Van Halen: What It Means to Be American

    Rock legend Eddie Van Halen didn’t set out to change the way the guitar was played. But, as he explained to a standing-room-only crowd at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, music shaped his life—and his life shaped his music—in unexpected ways from his very first performances.
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  2. Lessons in Love from Holland-Dozier-Holland - The New Yorker Radio Hour - WNYC Studios

    What we can learn about love by analyzing the work of Motown’s songwriting geniuses.

    Vinson Cunningham wrote in The New Yorker that, “with all due respect to Smokey Robinson, the Motown Sound as we know it was created by Holland-Dozier-Holland.” Brian Holland, Eddie Holland, and Lamont Dozier wrote “Heat Wave,” “Baby Love,” “How Sweet It Is,” and many other hits. Cunningham says that those classics reflect a uniquely tragic view of love: it’s guaranteed to go bad before it even starts.

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