William B. Hurlbut

The Jukebox Network

At first glance, the Jukebox Network could be MTV, VH-1, or any other music- video cable channel. But while some people just say ”I Want My MTV,” Jukebox fans specifically say, ”I want my Madonna” or ”Paula Abdul” or ”R.E.M.” That’s because, unlike MTV and VH-1, where videos are selected by professional programmers armed with sales and demographic reports, the clips on the Jukebox Network are chosen by the audience.

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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

There undoubtedly will be plenty of backslapping and showbiz teeth-flashing at this week’s sixth annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame dinner at New York’s Waldorf-Astoria. For $1,250 a plate, music industry fat cats will have the privilege of feting the Byrds, the Impressions, R&B vocalist LaVern Baker, bluesmen John Lee Hooker, Howlin’ Wolf, and Jimmy Reed, soulman Wilson Pickett, and Ike and Tina Turner as they are inducted into the Hall.

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