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The Gospel to Pop Rule.

Rock historian Ed Ward looks at some pop singers who got their start in gospel. Artists discussed include Sam Cooke, Johnny Taylor, The Five Royales, Aretha Franklin, Lou Rawls, James Brown, and Shirley Ceasar.

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Other segments from the episode on June 24, 1992

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, June 24, 1992: Interview with Bryan Steveson; Commentary on pop stars who began in gospel music; Interview with Miguel Ferrer; Review of the television show "Home Fires."

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