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Marshall Crenshaw Brings His Guitar to Illustrate His Guide to Rock and Roll Films.

Rock musician Marshall Crenshaw. According to The New York Times, many critics have ranked Crenshaw"among the finest rock artists of the last dozen years." Now he has written a book. It's a reference guide to Rock 'n' Roll in the movies ("Hollywood Rock" HarperPerennial). According to his longtime bass player Graham Maby, Crenshaw has an encyclopedic knowledge of rock music. And he knows about the rock and roll movie genre from first-hand experience. He played Buddy Holly in the 1987 movie "La Bamba" about musician Ritchie Valens.

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Other segments from the episode on April 28, 1994

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, April 28, 1994: Interview with Marshall Crenshaw; Review of Lokua Kanza's album "Lokua Kanza"; Interview with Dan Penn; Review of the television programs "Mystery" and …

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