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The American Cities that Gave Us Rock and Roll: Los Angeles.

Rock historian Ed Ward begins a special series on the contribution of various cities to rock and roll. He begins with Los Angeles. Artists discussed Roy Milton, Johnny Otis, Esther Phillips, Richie Valens, Eddie Cochran, Beach Boys, Phil Spector, The Ronettes, and The Byrds.


Other segments from the episode on October 30, 1995

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, October 30, 1995: Interview with Mary Tyler Moore, Part 1; Commentary on Los Angeles and rock music; Interview with Mary Tyler Moore, Part 2; Review of Mary Martin's album…


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