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Every weekday morning join Anne Williams for a double-feature, A Decade of Difference. Anne will shine the spotlight on an artist or group that spans the decades of the 1970’s and 1980’s. First, Anne will feature a tune from the 70’s around 7:50. Then, she’ll play another tune by that same artist an hour later.

New Morning Picks, April 19, 2018

Like the Woody Guthrie Archives asking many musicians over the years to set lyrics to music (including the memorable Billy Bragg and Wilco project, Mermaid Avenue), now there is a project featuring Johnny Cash lyrics […]

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Decade of Difference: Morrissey

Decade of Difference follows a musician or band across two decades. Today it’s Morrissey. The Smiths started because of the songwriting collaboration between Morrissey and Johnny Marr. Guitarist, Johnny Marr, had read Morrissey’s book on […]

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Decade of Difference: Cocteau Twins

Decade of Difference highlights a band’s career by playing one song from them at 7:50a then an hour later playing one from ten years later. Today WNRN looks at Cocteau Twins.  This Scottish rock band […]

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Decade of Difference: R. E. M.

Decade of Difference looks at R. E. M. The band formed in Athens, Georgia in 1980 and independently released “Radio Free Europe” in 1981. R. E. M. signed to IRS records, and delivered the Chronictown […]

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Decade of Difference: U2

Decade of Difference looks at U2. Their third studio album, War, is considered to be their first overtly political album.  The lyrics to “New Years Day” were started on Bono’s honeymoon then reshaped to pay […]

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Decade of Difference: Simon & Garfunkel

Decade of Difference looks Simon & Garfunkel. Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel met in elementary school in Queens, New York in the 1950s. Under the name Tom & Jerry, they had a minor hit in […]

By |April 13th, 2018|Categories: Anne Williams, Decade of Difference|0 Comments