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The latest documentary series from filmmaker Ken Burns spotlights the history of country music. A companion volume allows fans to dive even deeper into the sprawling, evolving genre.
Frankie Avalon collected the royalties he earned as a minor; Pink Floyd played the Montreux Festival; Wild Cherry played that funky music; Kiss appeared without makeup for the first time; Garth Brooks topped the album chart; Jimi Hendrix passed away; and Lucinda Williams married her manager in Minneapolis, Today in Music History.