More than 25 years ago, retired music executive Joe Smith accomplished a Herculean feat—he got more than 200 celebrated singers, musicians and industry icons to talk about their lives, music, experiences and contemporaries. Those interviews eventually appeared in a book, Off the Record, published in 1988. Then In 2012 Smith donated this treasure trove of unedited sound recordings to the Library of Congress.http://www.loc.gov/rr/record/joesmith/ |
August 7, 1987 in California
April 3, 1987, Los Angeles
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