Mission of Burma
The Cars
John Lincoln Wright and the Sour Mash Boys
Donna Summer
Arthur Fiedler
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Bonne Raitt
Chick Corea
James Taylor
The J. Geils Band
Tom Rush

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Congress Alley Notes

Stephen Martin is a singer-songwriter from Worcester. In 1967 he wrote three songs that appeared on the first Orpheus album, one of them being “Congress Alley.” Although Steve was not a member of the band’s original lineup, after it disbanded in 1969 he joined the reformed Orpheus in 1971. “Congress Alley” has since been recorded by numerous artists. The Alley is part of the Crown Hill Local Historic District designated by the Worcester City Council in 2013.  I spent a week at a friend’s crash pad in San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury during 1967’s seminal Summer of Love. Music, art and revolution were everywhere.…

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