Olivier Meunier-Plante

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  • Tanglewood’s Rockstar: Leonard Bernstein

    As 1970 unfurled its musical tapestry, icons like Zeppelin, The Stones, and Dylan were laying down tracks that would reverberate through the ages. Yet, amidst the electrifying riffs and beats, there was another star rising on a different stage: Leonard Bernstein. His arena? The tranquil expanses of Tanglewood.

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  • The Grateful Dead’s Haight Street Concert

    The Dead’s free concert that day was more than just an enthralling musical experience; it was a statement, a beacon of unity in tumultuous times. The band delved straight into a compelling rendition of “Viola Lee Blues,” a piece that spanned over twenty-one minutes, taking the audience on a transcendental journey.

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  • Soundwaves & The Roaring Twenties: The Legacies of Edward W. Kellogg and Chester Williams Rice

    In the early 20th century, particularly the 1920s, America was alive with the hum of innovation and the beat of cultural renaissance. At the heart of this dynamic period, two engineers, Edward W. Kellogg and Chester Williams Rice, set out to transform the world of sound.

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  • Tupac’s Last Photograph

    September 7, 1996, began as a night of celebration and anticipation. The energy in Las Vegas was palpable as Mike Tyson faced Bruce Seldon in a boxing bout that drew celebrities and fans alike to the MGM Grand. But as the night unfolded, it transformed from a festivity to one of the darkest days in…

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  • Rediscover Sound From Above: The Ceiling Sound System Revolution

    Are you weary of that old-fashioned, pedestrian approach to sound emanating from beneath your feet? Do the regular floor-standers seem a tad too… earthbound for your elevated tastes? Have you caught your neck complaining after hours of jamming to tunes from those towering behemoths we call standing speakers? Fear not, dear audiophiles, for an auditory…

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  • Debbie Harry and The Serpent

    Forget the clichĂ©d rock star tropes. That snake wasn’t just a prop; it was a statement. It was danger, seduction, and a dash of subversion wrapped in scales—kind of like Harry herself.

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  • Johnny Cash Flipping the Bird at San Quentin

    In 1969, in the concrete bowels of San Quentin State Prison, Johnny Cash raised his middle finger to the lens of photographer Jim Marshall. The image is rebellious, iconic, and transcendent, much like the Man in Black himself. But it’s not just a picture; it’s a complex narrative of America, of its music, its social…

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  • Sammy Davis Jr. at Elvis’ Stage Comeback

    In the kaleidoscopic universe of Las Vegas, where neon lights pierce the desert night and every high note echoes the clink of a jackpot, legends Sammy Davis Jr. and Elvis Presley found a friendship as enduring as their tunes. It all came into focus on July 31, 1969—Elvis’s comeback night at the International Hotel. There,…

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  • The Night George Harrison & Bob Marley Met

    On July 13th, 1975, the Roxy Theatre in Los Angeles was electrified by the sounds of Bob Marley & The Wailers as part of their “Natty Dread” tour. Amidst the crowd of fans was a familiar face, George Harrison, the Beatle known for his mastery of the slide guitar. As word reached Marley that Harrison…

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  • Santana’s Soulful Sacrifice

    Woodstock, already destined to become a legendary event, was teeming with a sea of humanity that had swelled far beyond anyone’s expectations. An anticipated audience of 50,000 had surged to an estimated 400,000, transforming the quiet town of Bethel, New York, into a sprawling, makeshift metropolis. Hordes of young people from across the nation descended…

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  • Hendrix’s Guitar Inferno at Monterey

    The stage, lit only by spotlights and the soft glow of amplifiers, became his canvas. From the opening riffs, the audience was entranced. Each note, each chord was not just heard but felt

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  • Louis Armstrong’s Serenade at the Sphinx

    Jazz maestro Louis Armstrong’s music resonated across borders, with his tunes reaching even the ancient sands of Egypt. There, beneath the gaze of the Great Sphinx and Pyramids of Giza, a timeless photograph was taken, capturing Armstrong serenading his wife, Lucille. In 2016, The New York Times Store shared this iconic 1961 image marking Armstrong’s…

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