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Watts at 50, Colorado River Spill, and 'Walking on Sunshine'

August 11, 201551 min
Fifty years ago today, a traffic stop sparked six days of looting and burning in L.A. It was just after 7 p.m. when a California Highway Patrol car pulled over 21-year-old Marquette Frye, a young black man suspected of drunk driving in Watts. And the song ?Walking on Sunshine? has been used or covered in so many TV commercials, shows and movies, that it earns about a million dollars a year. 

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