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Carry That Weight: Music In The ‘60s

Lenny Kaye, Fusion, 20 January 1970

THE WAY IT WORKS is that someone picks up the torch and carries it for a while, and when they get tired, or irrelevant, or both, someone else does it for a time. In the ‘50s, you could point to Elvis, and after him, like it or not, you had to take Frankie Avalon into account.

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