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Host: Margot
Sundays at 10 am MST and Wednesdays at 8 pm MST

Music 101 is part music/part history lesson with your teacher and host Margot. Every week, Margot highlights a different chapter in music history, bringing you songs you love and the stories behind them. Music 101 explores how music and history both affect one another, while highlighting topics like the Wrecking Crew, banned and censored songs, the Civil Rights Movement, CBGB’s, the Hammond organ in rock — and much more.

Recent Episodes

Remembering Rick Hall On Music 101

Remembering Rick Hall On Music 101

Rick Hall’s music imprint is beyond influential. Find a playlist and more from last night’s Music 101 dedication to the “Father Of Muscle Shoals Music”, who passed away last week.

Remembering Rick Hall

Music 101 starts 2018 on a sad note. On January 2, the music world lost music producer, songwriter, founder of FAME studios, and the “Father of Muscle Shoals Music”, Rick Hall

Doo-Wop On Music 101

Doo-Wop On Music 101

Music 101 focused on Doo Wop last night. Here’s a history of the music and a playlist from the show.

Doo-Wop

Doo-Wop

When you think of America in the 1950’s, likely at some point your mind goes to Doo-Wop. For such short-lived popularity on the charts, Doo-Wop has lived a much more full life in nostalgia.

The 27 Club

The 27 Club

It’s the club no one wants to join – and there are more folks on the list than you might realize.

Music 101: Bebop and the Beat Poets

Music 101: Bebop and the Beat Poets

The freedom to ramble and roam, long a trademark of American culture, was vastly opened in post-war culture, and the Beats not only embraced it – they practically defined it