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Taylor Mac’s history of American pop music in 24 hours


Artist and 2017 MacArthur Fellow, Taylor Mac


Courtsey of the MacArthur Foundation

Inventive drag performer Taylor Mac created “A 24-Decade History of Popular Music,” a decade-by-decade review of American pop music.

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Each of the country’s 24 decades gets its own hour, and Taylor put all those decades together into one vast 24-hour musical extravaganza.

Taylor performs live in Studio 360 accompanied by Matt Ray on piano and backing vocals.

(Originally aired August 22, 2014)