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Sergio Mendes Interview: The Making of a Music Maestro

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Sergio Mendes

One of the most internationally successful Brazilian artists of all time, Sergio Mendes remains as vital and relevant today as when he exploded on the scene in the 1960s with his group Brasil ’66. Mendes played a huge role in popularizing Brazilian music around the world, and at the same time he created his own genre by fusing Brazilian music with American pop.

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Jon Anderson Interview: "People That Love Trump Are Beautiful People, but Trump Is Not an Honest Person"

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Jon Anderson

Born on October 25,1944, singer and songwriter Jon Anderson is best known as the former lead singer of the progressive rock band Yes, which he formed in 1968 with bassist Chris Squire. He was a member until 2008 and was also a member of Yes featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman.

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Paul Carrack Interview: From "How Long" to "Living Years," a Timeless Voice

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Paul Carrack

One of Britain’s most enduringly successful musicians, Paul Carrack’s voice is probably recognized by many who don’t know his name. He is a singer, songwriter, composer and multi-instrumentalist who has recorded both as a solo artist and as a member of Ace, Roxy Music, Squeeze, Mike and the Mechanics and Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band, just to name a few.

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Herb Alpert Interview: The Colorful and Creative World of a Music Mogul

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Herb Alpert

Trumpeter Herb Alpert turned the Tijuana Brass into gold, earning 15 gold and 14 platinum records, winning nine Grammy Awards between 1966 and 2014 and receiving the Medal of Arts from President Barack Obama. Alpert co-founded A&M Records with his business partner, Jerry Moss, which recorded artists as varied as Carole King, Cat Stevens, the Carpenters, Janet Jackson, Peter Frampton, Joe Cocker, Quincy Jones, Sergio Mendes and the Police.

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