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Diva: Our 1986 Patti LaBelle Feature

This article originally appeared in the April 1986 issue of SPIN. There are at least three different people running around inside Patti LaBelle.
Quincy Troupe / February 21, 2021

The 25 Best Soundtrack Albums of the 1990s

In the 1980s, music and film collided for cross-promotional blockbusters both transcendent (Purple Rain) and transcendently cheesy (Footloose). In the ‘90s, soundtracks continued to sell…
Al Shipley / August 27, 2020

Parliament-Funkadelic: Our 1985 Interview With George Clinton

This article originally appeared in the October 1985 issue of SPIN. Where it all began is a barbershop in Plainfield, New Jersey, back in…
Greg Tate / August 25, 2019

Fox News Is Sorry for Using a Photo of Patti LaBelle in Aretha Franklin Tribute

While running a tribute to the late Aretha Franklin, Fox News mistakenly mistook Philly soul legend Patti LaBelle for the "Respect" singer in what is a pretty on…
Maggie Serota / August 16, 2018