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Integrating the Pop Charts

Rock historian Ed Ward considers the impact the Orioles, one of the first black doo wop groups to achieve mainstream popularity.

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Other segments from the episode on June 9, 1987

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, June 9, 1987: Interview with Richard Gilman; Commentary on the Orioles; Interview with Robert Townsend; Review of Nien Cheng's book "Life and Death in Shanghai."

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