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Popular Music

Lisa Loeb

The first singer to have a Number One single in the US without a recording contract, Lisa Loeb has since proven that she is no one-hit wonder with a dozen albums to her credit.

Goapele

Determined to have fuller control over her burgeoning music career, R&B singer Goapele Mohlabane formed her own independent music label, Skyblaze Recordings, in 2001.

Lisa Loeb, June 2, 2011

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Lisa Loeb in Chicago, June 2, 2011.
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Lisa Loeb in Chicago, June 2, 2011.

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Goapele, 2015

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Goapele in Beverly Hills, California on June 25, 2015.
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Goapele in Beverly Hills, California on June 25, 2015.

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Helen Reddy, 1975

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Helen Reddy in 1975.
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Helen Reddy in 1975.

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Helen Reddy

Singer Helen Reddy’s feminist anthem “I Am Woman,” the only song she wrote herself, earned her a Grammy and international stardom.

Steve Benson on Bette Midler's Unique Voice

This Week in History: On October 31, 1989, the US Court of Appeals ruled that Bette Midler's voice could not be mimicked for ads without her permission. Steve Benson describes the impact of the landmark copyright case.
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Steve Benson on the Birth of "Mama" Cass Elliot

This Week in History: on September 19, 1943, Mama Cass Elliot was born. Steve Benson recalls how much Mama Cass brought to the Mamas and the Papas, and how the band helped define a generation.
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