The Sideman is the first mass-manufactured drum machine. Designed as an accompaniment for solo organ players — with 10 different sounds produced by 10 vacuum tubes — it costs $375 ($2760 in 2009 dollars).
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It includes the song Woodstock; in early April a Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young cover charts on its way to US#11.
Mitchell’s next five studio albums, crafted, tuneful and original, make the top-20 in the US and CA. Notable is 1974’s Court and Spark in which she adds jazz inflections; it includes her biggest hit single Help Me. Over the years she wins 8 Grammies, including a 2002 Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
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