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AWOPBAMBOOM – Vol. 17
Music 4 Music People

What’s orbiting our music universe this week? The 2015 Rock n’ Roll HOF inductees, but of course.

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Green Day

Well deserved after 29 years in the music industry.

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Paul Butterfield Blues Band

Paul Butterfield passed away in 1987; his music… well, you know what it does…

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The “5” Royales

Product of the 50s, young people may not be familiar with this selection. But give it a whirl. You won’t be in the “don’t know” category for long.

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Joan Jett & The Blackhearts

An advocate for LGBTQ, PETA, and Farm Sanctuary, Joan Jett is a champ, both off and on the stage. See her live, and witness what it means to rock.

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Lou Reed

Through his musical career, Reed expressed his talents both solo and with a band at his back. A sheer master, a poet with a guitar. Reed’s the Shakespeare of the Streets. His “Romeo Had Juliette” is near perfect.

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Ringo Starr

The former Beatle drummer also had a star-filled solo career – ‘specially in the 70s. While Ringo always had a lighter touch than his other Fab Four bandmates, his greatest influences come from country artists like Hank Williams, Buck Owens, and Hank Snow.

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Stevie Ray Vaughn & Double Trouble

The blues haven’t and never will be the same without Stevie Ray.

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Bill Withers

Withers was already immortalized with his hits “Lean on Me” and “Ain’t No Sunshine.” This induction only adds another chapter to his legacy.

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Lead-In Image Courtesy of natrot / Shutterstock.com

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Joey Fernandez is a music writer from New York’s strongest island. Drop him a line at joey@newswhistle.com