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The History of the 5 Royales: Part II

Rock historian Ed Ward concludes his profile of the early rhythm and blues band the 5 Royales. They were known for their raucous live shows and their prominent lead guitar lines.


Other segments from the episode on October 25, 1988

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, October 25, 1988: Interview with William Finnegan; Commentary on the soul group 5 Royale; Interview with David Crosby; Review of Alfred Kazin's book "A Writer's America."


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