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About the riot at the Century Plaza Hotel in 1967, where President Lyndon Johnson was attending a $1000-a-plate fundraising dinner. A large crowd had assembled to protest against the Vietnam War, and the Los Angeles police ordered them to disperse. Then, without allowing the crowd time to do so, the police attacked the protesters and began beating them with clubs. (thanks, Richard - Los Angeles, CA)
Allen Toussaint - "Southern Nights"
A song he wrote and recorded from "sheer spiritual inspiration," Allen's didn't think "Southern Nights" had hit potential until Glen Campbell took it to #1 two years later.
Divided Souls: Musical Alter Egos
Long before Eminem, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj created alternate personas, David Bowie, Bono, Joni Mitchell and even Hank Williams took on characters.
Go beyond the Wall of Voodoo with this cinematic songwriter.
Richie Wise (Kiss producer, Dust)
Richie talks about producing the first two Kiss albums, recording "Brother Louie," and the newfound appreciation of his rock band, Dust.