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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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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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Thumbnail from video. 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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Thumbnail from video. 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.

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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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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Etta King on the Birth of Dorothy Fields

This Week in History: On July 15, 1904, lyricist Dorothy Fields was born. Etta King considers the mix of romance, comedy, and honest emotion in "The Way You Look Tonight" as it was first performed in "Swingtime."
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This Week in History: On July 15, 1904, lyricist Dorothy Fields was born. Etta King considers the mix of romance, comedy, and honest emotion in "The Way You Look Tonight" as it was first performed in "Swingtime."

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Etta King discusses Dorothy Fields (1904 – 1974).

Etta King discusses Dorothy Fields (1904 – 1974).

Lesley Gore

Known for the feminist anthem “You Don’t Own Me,” teenage pop sensation Lesley Gore carefully negotiated which parts of her life the media did and did not own.

Thumbnail of Rachel King on Carole King's Album, Tapestry, 2015

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Thumbnail of This Week in History: On June 7, 1971, Carole King released her hit album "Tapestry." Rachel King offers some reasons for the album's enduring impact.
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Rachel King on Carole King's Album, Tapestry, 2015

This Week in History: On June 7, 1971, Carole King released her hit album "Tapestry." Rachel King offers some reasons for the album's enduring impact.
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This Week in History: On June 7, 1971, Carole King released her hit album "Tapestry." Rachel King offers some reasons for the album's enduring impact.

Steve Benson on the Death of Sylvia Blagman Syms

On May 10, 1992, singer Sylvia Blagman Syms died in the middle of a standing ovation. Steve Benson discusses her remarkable life and outsized personality.
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On May 10, 1992, singer Sylvia Blagman Syms died in the middle of a standing ovation. Steve Benson discusses her remarkable life and outsized personality.

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