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10 Most Famous Rock & Roll Tongues

From Jimi to Miley, an appreciation of the music world’s favorite organ

Gene Simmons and Debbie Harry

Gene Simmons and Debbie Harry

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The rock world’s favorite organ? Some say it was made by Hammond, but we nominate the muscular organ inside your mouth that facilitates speaking, singing, tasting and kissing: the essential, indispensable tongue. Rock tastemakers have long paid tribute to the lingual arts: Talking Heads were Speaking in Tongues, for example, while the Yeah Yeah Yeahs sang about a “Black Tongue” and Bob Dylan testified that “Spanish Is the Loving Tongue.” Here are 10 of the all-time greatest tongue twisters.

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