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Jukebox Hero: Yury Gagarin's Pop-Culture Legacy


From the moment Soviet cosmonaut Yury Gagarin become the first human being to enter outer space -- on April 12, 1961 -- he became a living legend and the toast of the international elite. But he also proved an enduring inspiration for Soviet pop culture, which dedicated postage stamps, watchbands -- and especially music -- to preserving his memory.


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