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Popular Music

Helen Forrest, 1945

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Helen Forrest in 1945, holding a ration book and wearing a blouse with the word "ration" printed on it.
Courtesy of CBS Fashions/Wikimedia Commons.

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Helen Forrest in 1945, holding a ration book and wearing a blouse with the word "ration" printed on it.

Courtesy of CBS Fashions/Wikimedia Commons.

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"If I Embarrass You Tell Your Friends" Cover by Belle Barth

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The cover of one of singer and comedian Belle Barth's comedy albums titled If I Embarrass You Tell Your Friends.
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The cover of one of singer and comedian Belle Barth's comedy albums titled If I Embarrass You Tell Your Friends.

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Yasmin Levy

As a world music singer, Yasmin Levy ignited interest in the Ladino music traditions of her family, weaving Greek, Turkish, and Persian elements into her soulful performances.

Regina Spektor

With her surreal lyrics and experimental vocalizations, Regina Spektor carved a place for herself in the anti-folk music scene and went on to conquer the pop charts.

Erica Morini

Violinist Erica Morini stunned audiences from her first performance at age five to her death, when the Strad newspaper mourned her as “the most bewitching woman violinist of this century.”

Birth of “Mama” Cass Elliot

September 19, 1941
"If you truly dig what you are doing, if you lay it out that way, nobody can not respond." - "Mama" Cass Elliot

Cass Elliot, 1972

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Cass Elliot (1941-1972) of the harmonic vocal group the Mamas and the Papas in 1972.

Photo from Billboardadvertisement, February 19, 1972.

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Cass Elliot (1941-1972) of the harmonic vocal group the Mamas and the Papas in 1972.

Photo from Billboardadvertisement, February 19, 1972.

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Sophie Tucker, Cropped

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Sophie Tucker, singer and comedian.
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Sophie Tucker, singer and comedian.

Estelle Liebling

Estelle Liebling’s gifts as an opera singer were put to the test in 1902 when she sang the role of Marguerite in Les Huguenots at the Metropolitan Opera House with only a few hours’ warning.

Sophie Tucker Portrait

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Sophie Tucker, singer and comedian.
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Sophie Tucker, singer and comedian.

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