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Janis Joplin's Greatest Hits

More than “Cheap Thrills” or even “Pearl,” “Greatest Hits” has helped keep Janis Joplin’s short-lived recording career alive for listeners who came along after her tragic 1970 death. “Me and Bobby McGee” is the biggest draw, of course — it was a posthumous No. 1 single — but the other tracks are equally captivating.

Queen: Greatest Hits

“Bohemian Rhapsody.” “Will Rock You.” The music of Queen is legendary, and the untimely death of Freddie Mercury ended the colorful life of an immensely gifted showman. For the first time ever, all of Queen’s beloved hits are on one disc along with three bonus tracks: “I’m In Love With My Car,” “Under Pressure” and “Tie Your Mother Down.”

The Carving of Mount Rushmore

Learn about one of the most impressive outdoor sculptures in the world. More than 60 black-and-white photographs offer unique views of this gargantuan effort, and author Rex Alan Smith — a man born and raised within sight of Mount Rushmore — recounts with the sensitivity of a native son the ongoing struggles of sculptor Gutzon Borglum and his workers.

Red Moon Rising

This is the behind-the-scenes story of the fierce battles on Earth that launched the Superpowers into space. Author Matthew Brzezinski takes readers inside the Kremlin, the White House, secret military facilities and the halls of Congress to bring to life the Russians and Americans who feared and distrusted their compatriots as much as their Superpower rivals.

Complete Vampire Chronicles

The hypnotic, deeply seductive novels of Anne Rice have captivated millions of fans around the world. It all began with “Interview with the Vampire.” Now, in one chilling volume, here are the first classic novels of The Vampire Chronicles.”

Bull Durham

Veteran minor league catcher Crash Davis is assigned to the Class A Durham Bulls to handle the team’s star rookie, wild pitcher “Nuke” LaLoosh. Team groupie Annie Savoy romances both players, creating a comic triangle. Starring Tim Robbins, Susan Sarandon and Kevin Costner.

Celebrity Birthdays

1927 – Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter

1933 – Director Roman Polanski, born Raimund Polanski, whose first American movie was 1968’s “Rosemary’s Baby”

1936 – Oscar-winning actor, director, producer and Sundance Film Festival founder Robert Redford (“Barefoot in the Park,” “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” “The Candidate,” “The Way We Were,” “The Sting,” “All the President’s Men,” “Ordinary People,” “Out of Africa,” “Legal Eagles,” “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”)

1943 – Actor-comedian Martin Mull (“Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman,” “Fernwood 2 Night,” ” Sabrina, the Teenage Witch,” “Two and a Half Men”)

1952 – Actor Patrick Swayze (“Red Dawn,” “Uncommon Valor,” “Dirty Dancing,” “Ghost,” “Donnie Darko”) (d. 2009)

1957 – Actor-comedian Denis Leary (“True Crime,” the “Ice Age” movie series, “Rescue Me,” “Recount,” “The Amazing Spider-Man,” “Draft Day,” “Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll”)

1969 – Golden Globe-winning actor Christian Slater (“The Legend of Billie Jean,” “Heathers,” “Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves,” “True Romance,” “Murder in the First,” “Mr. Robot”)

1969 – Oscar-winning actor-director Edward Norton (“Primal Fear,” “American History X,” “Fight Club,” “The Italian Job,” “The Illusionist,” “The Incredible Hulk,” “Moonrise Kingdom,” “The Grand Budapest Hotel”)

1970 – Actor-director Malcolm-Jamal Warner, best known for his role as Theo Huxtable on the NBC sitcom “The Cosby Show”

1978 – Golden Globe-winning comedian, actor, musician and “SNL” alum Andy Samberg (“Hot Rod,” “I Love You, Man,” “That’s My Boy,” “Celeste and Jesse Forever,” the “Hotel Transylvania” movies, “Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping,” “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”)

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Neil Sedaka: The Definitive Collection

Singer-songwriter and pianist Neil Sedaka enjoyed two distinct periods of commercial success in two slightly different styles of pop music: first, as a teen pop star in the late ’50s and early ’60s, then as a singer of more mature pop/rock in the ’70s. This collection spans all three decades in packaging his most beloved work.

All The Great Hits / Diana Ross

This collection of Diana Ross’ best-known and adored hits is the perfect testament to her massive gift. Working closely with both singer/songwriting duo Ashford & Simpson, as well as producers Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards (both of Chic), Ross brought six songs to the top of the pop charts over a decade, and all are included here along with many others.

The Woman's Hour

This is the nail-biting climax of one of the greatest political battles in American history: the ratification of the constitutional amendment that granted women the right to vote.

Lolita

Awe and exhilaration — along with heartbreak and mordant wit — abound in “Lolita,” Vladimir Nabokov’s most famous and controversial novel, which tells the story of the aging Humbert Humbert’s obsessive, devouring and doomed passion for the nymphet Dolores Haze.

Barefoot in the Park

Neil Simon adapted his hit play about a conservative young lawyer and his off-the-wall bride for this warm film classic. Robert Redford is Mr, Straight and Jane Fonda is his new wife, who dedicates her life to the pursuit of fun. As the ecstasy of the honeymoon gives way to the reality of setting up housekeeping in a five-flight walk-up, the harmony of marriage turns to comical discord.

Fight Club

A ticking-time-bomb insomniac (Edward Norton) and a slippery soap salesman (Brad Pitt) channel primal male aggression into a shocking new form of therapy. Together they create a new “fight club” where young men come to relieve their frustrations by beating each other to a pulp. Directed by David Fincher.

Musical Milestones

1964 – The Supremes record “Baby Love,” which climbs to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 that fall, becoming the Motown sensation’s second chart-topper.

1965 – The Beatles touch down at New York’s Kennedy International Airport for their second North American tour, which includes their now-legendary performance before nearly 56,000 fans at Shea Stadium.

1966 – “Summer in the City,” by The Lovin’ Spoonful, begins three weeks as a No. 1 single. It is the first song ever produced that features a jack-hammer sound effect.

1975 – Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band begin their “Born to Run” tour at New York’s Bottom Line night club.

1977 – Bachman-Turner Overdrive (BTO), the band that gave us “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet” and “Let It Ride,” breaks up. 

1977 – Andy Gibb begins his third and final week on top of the Billboard Hot 100 with “I Just Want to Be Your Everything.”

1982 – Soul singer Joe Tex dies at his home in Navasota, Texas, following a heart attack at the age of 49. He had nine Top 40 hits during his music career, including the 1972 No. 2 single. “I Gotcha.”

1983 – The Police are in the midst of an eight-week domination of the pop chart with “Every Breath You Take,” off their Grammy-winning “Synchronicity” album.

1994 – “Stay (I Missed You),” by Lisa Loeb & Nine Stories, is in the middle of a three-week run on top of the Billboard Hot 100. The single earns Loeb the distinction of being the first artist to have a No. 1 hit before even being signed to a record label.

2005 – Mariah Carey rules the pop chart with “We Belong Together,” off her “The Emancipation of Mimi” album.

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The Lovin' Spoonful Greatest Hits

The Lovin’ Spoonful

Synchronicity (Remastered)

The Police

Confessions of a New York Taxi Driver

Eugene Salomon

The Berlin Wall: A World Divided, 1961-1989

Frederick Taylor

The Colonel and Little Missie

Larry McMurtry

Rear Window

Starring James Stewart, Grace Kelly and Raymond Burr, and directed by Alfred Hitchcock