It seems there was a certain inevitability that doomed James Ambrose Johnson Jr., AKA Rick James, from the start. Despite his phenomenal success in the late '70s and early '80s, including no fewer than four number-one hits on the R&B charts (among them, "Super Freak," "Mary Jane," and "You an ... More >>
Some bands on the defunct festival's bill are coming to town anyway. Here's a guide.
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MOVEMENT (Riverstone/Mystic Urchin)
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The 14th Annual Bob Marley Movement Caribbean Festival
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Baker, Baker, Bake Me Some Soul
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This Is Easy!: The Best of Marshall Crenshaw (Warner Archive/Rhino)
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Ye Olde Falcon Pub