Mike Duquette

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Ultimate Rave: How Prince Partied When It Was Actually 1999

Think back, if you dare, to the world of 1999. No, not Prince’s magnificent double album—the real 1999. Pop music was way in, from Britney to Backstreet, and the “Latin explosion” propelled rising stars like Ricky Martin and Jennifer Lopez toward the top of the charts. All summer long, we watched the Yankees clinch their […]

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The Rebirth Of Prince: 2004-2007

If you believe in reincarnation, Feb. 8, 2004 could well be the day Prince was reborn. It was then, on the stage of Los Angeles’ Staples Center, that the artist formerly, currently, and forever known as Prince stepped back into the spotlight by opening the 46th annual Grammy Awards with a medley of tracks from […]

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Lifelong Janis Joplin Fan Gets Not-So-Cheap Thrills While Working On Reissue

Scott Merrell smiles as he reads the worn letter, sent to him at the age of 10 or 11, not long after he fell in love with the music of Big Brother and The Holding Company and their frontwoman, Janis Joplin. But the note, typed on CBS Records’ formal letterhead, doesn’t quite match his enthusiasm. […]

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