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Fresh Air's summer music interviews: Motown legend Smokey Robinson

In addition to writing and producing most of his own records, Robinson also wrote for other Motown acts, including the Temptations, the Marvellettes and Marvin Gaye. Originally broadcast in 2006.

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Fresh Air's summer music interviews: Rap icon Jay-Z

In 2010, Jay-Z reflected on growing up in Brooklyn surrounded by drugs and violence. "One day, your best friend could be killed. The day before, you could be celebrating him getting a brand-new bike."

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Fresh Air's summer music interviews: Keith Richards

In 2010, Richards recounted how he woke up just long enough to record the famous opening riff of "Satisfaction" on a cassette player he'd placed next to his bed: "I actually dreamt the damned thing."

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Fresh Air's summer music interviews: Queen guitarist Brian May

Terry Gross spoke with Queen lead guitarist Brian May in 2010 about recording the many vocals in "Bohemian Rhapsody," writing the anthem "We Will Rock You" and getting a PhD in astrophysics.

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