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Before Stonewall: A Century of Gay Musicians

Friday, June 26, 2009

 

Long before the cataclysmic effect of the Stonewall riots 40 years ago this Sunday, gay composers and musicians were staging a quieter revolution - one that continues even today on our Top 40 charts. Evening Music's Terrance McKnight narrates an audio slideshow that spans almost 100 years, from Aaron Copland to Janis Joplin, with a little help from The Rest is Noise author Alex Ross and Los Angeles Times music critic Ann Powers.

 

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