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Alan Light

The Martin Chronicles

By Congressional decree, 2003 is the Year of the Blues – though given the economy, the war, and the state of the record industry, you might not have noticed. That will change on Sept. 28, when PBS begins broadcasting Martin Scorsese’s long-anticipated seven-part series ”The Blues.” Between episodes directed by the likes of Clint Eastwood and Wim Wenders, and ancillary projects including a book, multiple DVDs, and a radio program, the blues will be as high-profile this fall as the new Britney album.

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John McVie, Stevie Nicks, ...

Fleetwood Mac were always an unlikely megagroup. In the ’70s, their rivals for world domination – the Eagles or Led Zeppelin or even Kiss – each defined an entire genre and spawned legions of imitators. Fleetwood Mac, though, had an oddly singular sound and style, impossible to copy, even a little hard to describe: too prickly for pop, too lush for rock.

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