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Iggy Hospitalized After Stage Diving Mishap

June 11, 1997 12:00 AM ET

Iggy Pop isn't as resilient as he used to be. The 50-year-old pioneer of punk was hospitalized after a botched stage dive during his headlining set at R.O.A.R.'s Columbus, Ohio, show. Iggy was released shortly after being treated for a dislocated shoulder.

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“Madame George”

Van Morrison | 1968

One of the first stream-of-consciousness epics to make it onto a Van Morrison record, his drawn-out farewell to the eccentric "Madame George" lasted nearly 10 minutes, combining ingredients from folk, jazz and classical music. The character that gave the song its title provoked speculation that it was about a drag queen, though Morrison denied this in Rolling Stone. "If you see it as a male or a female or whatever, it's your trip," he remarked. "I see it as a ... a Swiss cheese sandwich. Something like that."

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