On Fresh Air, Ed Ward talks about the wonderful Beatles-esque, pre-Big Star music that came out of Ardent Studios in Memphis in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Some of the songs he talks about are available on the 2-CD anthology, Thank You Friends: The Ardent Records Story.
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Mark Frauenfelder is the founder of Boing Boing and the editor-in-chief of MAKE and Cool Tools. Twitter: @frauenfelder. Come and hear Mark speak at the ALA conference in Chicago on July 1.