The Price of Celebrity

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Wednesday, October 04, 2006

David Bowie, Bob Dylan, Kurt Cobain and Janis Joplin all achieved monumental fame in their lifetime, and it wasn't always a good thing. Today on the show, we look at the impact of fame on musicians and celebrities of all kinds, and their fans. Also, the newest record from the indie band, The Decemberists, combines a tragic Japanese folk tale with a fair dose of rock'n'roll. The band brings their highly literate pop music by for a live performance.

The High Cost of Being Famous

The Sex Pistols, Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan and David Bowie are just some of the artists who achieved enormous fame in their lifetimes. We'll look at the impact of fame and the price that musicians, and fans, pay for celebrity.


The Decemberists

The Portland, Oregon-based band is known for theatrical performances and highly literate songwriting. Their newest record is called "The Crane Wife" and they'll perform live in the studio.
The Decemberists website

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