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is a joint collaboration of the Georgia Historical Society & Georgia Public Broadcasting.

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June 10, 2004

Georgia on My Mind

Hoagy Carmichael. Ray Charles. Two musicians, one from Indiana, one from Georgia, with at least one wonderful thing in common: “Georgia on My Mind.”
January 25, 1999

Robert Shaw

The arts, he said, are not the privilege of the few, but the necessity of us all. Robert Shaw put the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra - and Chorus - on the internat...
September 17, 1994

"Ma" Rainey

Macon usually gets top billing when it comes to Georgia's musical heritage, but Columbus has a trump card – “Ma...

January 23, 1993

Thomas A. Dorsey

“Take My Hand, Precious Lord,” one of the most famous gospel songs ever written, was inspired by the personal tragedy of its author.

Thomas Dorse...
November 28, 1987

R.E.M.

They were the quintessential college rock band of the 1980s, working in the town Rolling Stone called "the best college music scene in the country." Mich...
October 29, 1971

Duane Allman

He was the leader of the band that helped spark the Southern rock movement of the 1970s.

Duane Allman was born in 1946 in Nashville and his family ...
July 05, 1969

Atlanta International Pop Festival

Woodstock may have gotten the headlines but Atlanta was rockin' a whole month earlier.

The Atlanta International Pop Festival of 1969 was a two-day m...
August 18, 1965

Beatles Play Atlanta

On August 18, 1965, the Beatles made their only Georgia appearance at a concert in Atlanta Stadium.

Beatlemania was in full swing that summer and Atl...
May 04, 1965

Rolling Stones Play at Statesboro

“Pop music is sex and you have to hit them in the face with it.” So said the Rolling Stones’ manager as they rolled onto the music scene in 1962.
October 24, 1962

James Brown

He was born in a one-room shack in Barnwell, South Carolina, in 1933. He moved to Augusta, Georgia when he was five. His mother abandoned him, he grew up in abj...

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