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Lee Morgan, East Village Jazz Trumpet Prodigy

Lee Morgan, prodigy jazz trumpeter, born on July 10, 1938, in Philadelphia. One of his sisters bought him his first trumpet, and by the time he was a teenager he played with John Coltrane for the album Blue Train. At

On This Day: Lou Reed’s “Walk On The Wild Side”

Today marks forty-four years since the release of Lou Reed’s classic paean to downtown New York, and some of the more prominent characters that occupied that space and time, Walk on the Wild Side. the original single At the time,

On This Day: Lou Reed’s “Walk on the Wild Side”

Lou Reed’s classic paean to downtown New York and some of the more prominent characters that occupied that space and time, Walk on the Wild Side, was released on November 8, 1972. At the time, Walk on the Wild Side was

A Vicious Anniversary

On this day in 1979, Sex Pistols punk rocker Sid Vicious was found dead of a heroin overdose in a Greenwich Village apartment.  Born John Simon Ritchie, Vicious (as he came to be known) joined the band in 1977, taking

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