Music: Newport Blues

It's a gloomy day at Newport It's a gloomy, gloomy day. The music's going away.

When Jazz Impresario George Wein heard these lines, hastily composed by Poet Langston Hughes last week, he "bawled like a baby." Most of the backers of the Newport Jazz Festival bawled with him. When the biggest jazz bash in the country was closed down in the wake of drunken rioting, with 12,000 college students finally tamed by the state police, National Guard and the U.S. Marines, the backers figured to lose $150,000 in advance ticket sales, not to mention...

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