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Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam performs at the 2015 Global Citizen Festival in Central Park on September 26, 2015 in New York City

Tupac, Pearl Jam, Yes, ELO Lead 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class

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Nominees like Depeche Mode, Janet Jackson, Kraftwerk, Jane's Addiction and The Zombies will have to wait.READ MORE

Joan Baez

Joan Baez Adds Paul Simon and Mavis Staples to Tour-Launching 75th Birthday Concert Lineup

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Joan Baez is launching an 18-city North American tour with a concert celebrating the legendary folk singer-songwriter and social activist's 75th birthday and 55 year-long career. The folk pioneer has announced that she's added Paul Simon and Mavis Staples to the stacked lineup of special guests joining her on stage at New York City's Beacon Theatre on January 27th.READ MORE

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Joan Baez Celebrating 75th Birthday with Jackson Browne, Emmylou Harris, Indigo Girls and More

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Legendary folk singer-songwriter and social activist Joan Baez is about to turn 75. To celebrate her over 55 year-long career as a musician, she's throwing a star-studded birthday concert at the historic Beacon Theatre on January 27th. Special guests joining Baez on stage include Jackson Browne, Emmylou Harris, the Indigo Girls, Damien Rice, David Bromberg, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Judy Collins and Nano Stern; more performers are to be announced as the date nears.READ MORE

Robert Plant

Robert Plant Does a Jig With Joan Baez at Switzerland’s Paleo Festival [WATCH]

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Robert Plant and the Sensational Spaceshifters stopped by Switzerland's Paleo Festival for a riveting performance and a hypnotic rendition of "Little Maggie" that conjured a special guest to the stage. The video below shows footage of Joan Baez gracing the stage at the four minute mark but not for musical assistance as one would've imagined.READ MORE

Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan's Biggest Non-Newport Folk Festival Performances: Concert for Bangladesh, More

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Fans and promoters at the Newport Folk Festival in Rhode Island will spend the entire weekend celebrating the 50th anniversary of the occasion when Bob Dylan first took the stage with an electric guitar, thrilling some of the audience and alienating just as many, who felt betrayed by the folk icon taking a more rock 'n' roll approach to his genre. Given 50 years to think about it, and excellent albums such as Highway 61 Revisited as a result, the folks at Newport are feeling a bit more generous about what is now considered one of the most iconic live appearances of all time. It certainly goes down as the most momentous concert in Dylan's career, but don't think that he hasn't played a few other "big" shows in a career that stretches nearly 60 years. Here are a few other big live moments for The Bard.READ MORE

Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King's "I Have A Dream Speech" and The Opening Acts: Mahalia Jackson, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez and More

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Go to any concert, any music festival, and there will be scores of opening acts. They serve to get the crowd warmed up, get the crowd ready to rock with the headliners at the end of the night. This same thing used to happen at political events: Sometimes other political figures aside from the "headliner" would give speeches of their own for the cause and often musicians with sympathizing views would perform as well. This same thing happened at the conclusion of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, which culminated in Martin Luther King's famous "I Have A Dream" Speech. There was no doubt that King was the "headliner," but he had a heck of an opening set from a series of iconic musicians. Here's a list of the esteemed performers who played at the same podium as Dr. King that did.READ MORE

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7 Artists Who Recorded Tribute Albums To Other Artists: The Supremes, Scarlett Johansson, And More

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Countless artists have recorded cover albums over the years, from Rod Stewart to Yo La Tengo to Rage Against the Machine, but those albums typically feature an assortment of songs by many different artists. These seven artists, however, recorded cover albums featuring songs by just one artist.READ MORE

Stevie Wonder, Gil Scott-Heron and Malcolm Cecil Reflect on How They Created Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

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Music and politics are often at an impasse. It's arguable the affect music can have as a force behind political motion--and how music can ultimately effect change on a large scale.READ MORE

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