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Lost Notes

An anthology of some of the greatest music stories never truly told.
This eight-part series includes a look at the FBI investigation into a classic rock anthem, unheard conversations with Captain Beefheart, a critical examination of New Edition’s basketball connection and the chronicle of a man plucked from Folsom Prison by Johnny Cash and thrust into country music stardom.

The strange story of the postwar pop standard "Nature Boy" and its enigmatic creator, eden ahbez.

Legendary DJ/crate-digger Cut Chemist professes his love for Cymande’s 1972 self-titled debut.

A global pop icon appears in a most unexpected place in this story from Pod Planet’s Clive Desmond.

We resurface a story from Falling Tree Productions that takes a look at the empowering flip-side of pop fandom.

In the wake of the swinging ‘60s, a young woman named Aisha Ali travels to North Africa in search of her roots.

In 1989 McDonald’s ran the biggest flexi-disc promotion ever, sending out 80 million discs (playing the “Menu Song”) as inserts in newspapers all over the country.

One of the most unlistenable bands of the ‘60s became a cult favorite decades later, gaining praise from the likes of Frank Zappa, Kurt Cobain and Sonic Youth.

When Johnny Cash played his iconic concert at Folsom Prison he covered the song of one very talented inmate.

The boys in New Edition were basketball fans from Boston - Celtics country. So what happened when they hung out with the L.A.

In this intimate radio portrait of one of music’s most legendary eccentric geniuses, writer Kristine McKenna offers you a visceral experience of what it was like to be friends with Don…

Pirate radio station WBAD in New York was a beloved source for fans of underground, unsanitized hip-hop in the 1990s, but how high could this illegal operation fly while also staying…

An FBI Investigation, an engagement ring, wine coolers...  the surprising story behind the ubiquitous anthem that every teenager bangs out on their first guitar.