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Eden Ahbez

Among the genuinely strange character types of pre-rock American popular music, Eden Ahbez’s primary claim to popularity was because the author of “Character Young man.” The melodically and lyrically beguiling track was an enormous pop strike for Nat Ruler Cole; it might be included in many other trustworthy performers, including …

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Raymond Scott

Composer, bandleader, and inventor Raymond Scott was among the unheralded pioneers of modern experimental music, a physique whose genius and impact have seeped nearly subliminally in to the mass cultural awareness. Like a visionary whose name is basically unfamiliar but whose music is usually instantly recognizable, Scott’s was a profession …

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