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Peter, Paul & Mary: What Makes A Song Endure

Chris Smith, Performing Songwriter, May 1998

IT'S APRIL, 2048, the year of the cockroach. The lines curve out the door of Radio City Music Hall, around the block, and down Sixth Avenue halfway to Brooklyn. It's Grammy time again, but this year something special is happening that makes tickets harder to find than an honest politician. You guessed it – the Spice Girls are receiving a lifetime achievement award for their contribution to the music tradition.

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