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Year To Remember: 1970

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Monday, June 06, 2011

Join Soundcheck all this week for our “Year To Remember” series. We’ll ask musicians, critics and other guests to name a single year that was monumental in music. Today, we kick things off with the year that brought us "Let It Be," "Bridge Over Troubled Water" and some "Deja Vu": 1970.

Plus: Jim James of My Morning Jacket tells us about the band's declarative new album, "Circuital."

Listeners: Do you have a "Year to Remember?" Leave a comment here, or give us a call at 800-543-2543 and leave a message in our voicemail box!

Year To Remember: 1970

1970: It was a pivotal year, at times turbulent -- and it gave us some of the most enduring moments in music history. We kick off our week-long series "Year to Remember" with David Browne, author of the new book “Fire and Rain: The Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel, James Taylor and CSNY and the Lost Story of 1970.”

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My Morning Jacket, Full Circle

On their sixth studio album, the band My Morning Jacket is bringing it all back home. Recorded in their hometown of Louisville, Ky., “Circuital” is full of the spacey Southern rock on which the group built its reputation. Frontman and chief songwriter Jim James stops by to tell us about the new album --and why moving forward sometimes means circling back.

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Your Year to Remember

Soundcheck wants you to make a case for a single year as the most important year in music history. Tell us why that year was so memorable, and why it changed music forever. Any year is fair game: the punk explosion in 1977, the grunge breakout in 1991 ... or the birth of Bach in 1685.

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And tune in! Our "Year to Remember" series starts June 6.


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