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Musicians defend Taylor Swift after Damon Albarn says she "doesn't write her own songs"

Figures from the music world have come out to defend Taylor Swift after Damon Albarn claimed that she “doesn’t write her own songs”.

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John Lennon death: What happened on the day The Beatles star was shot? | The Independent

Fans around the world are marking the 41st anniversary of Lennon’s passing this week

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The Maestro: 10 Facts About Ennio Morricone

When famed composer Ennio Morricone passed away on July 6, 2020, he left behind a body of work that eclipses the idea of “productivity” itself. In addition to composing thousands of hours of music for hundreds of movies, he created several indelible momen

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Coronavirus tips: The lost art of deep listening: Choose an album. Lose the phone. Close your eyes.

The experience of listening in solitude, without interruption or distraction, to albums from start to finish. With album recommendations, but it’s more about the closed-eyes experience.

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It’s Official! Coachella 2020 Postponed Due to Coronavirus Concerns | Pitchfork

The Indio festival is pushing the festival to October in response to public health concerns

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The Violent Shootout That Led to Daryl Hall and John Oates Joining Forces

One of the biggest duos in pop music history, Daryl Hall and John Oates first encountered one another during a dance hall riot in 1967 Philadelphia.

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“The Apollo” Documentary Chronicles the History of the Legendary Harlem Theater

Don’t miss the premiere of The Apollo, a new HBO documentary on the legacy and current impact of the legendary Harlem performance venue!

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8 Facts About David Bowie's 'Space Oddity'

Fifty years ago, just weeks before the Apollo 11 landing, David Bowie's iconic single 'Space Oddity' was released.

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The 35 Best-Selling Albums in American History

Given the tens of millions of copies each of these albums have sold, you're almost guaranteed to have at least one of them in your collection.

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The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain Performs an Incredible Cover of David Bowie's 'Heroes' in NYC

While performing at the Le Poisson Rouge in New York City in April 2018, the incredibly talented Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain live streamed a

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Apple Music vs Spotify: Which should you choose?

Apple Music and Spotify are the dominant players in the streaming music industry. Spotify just announced they have 75 million paid subscribers with 170 million total active users. Apple recently hi…

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Nirvana Pays Loving Tribute to Kurt Cobain on 24th Anniversary of His Death

"We miss you," the band wrote in a touching tribute to their late singer.

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What's the Difference Between an Orchestra, a Symphony, and a Philharmonic? | Mental Floss

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

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The Third Man Records x Beats Headphones Are A Rock Lover's Dream

Third Man co-founder and spokesman Ben Blackwell discusses the unique and incredible teaming up of two modern technological trailblazers.

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10 Surprising Facts About Prince | Mental Floss

While most people know about the singer’s infamous name change, here are 10 things you might not have known about the artist formerly known as The Artist Formerly Known as Prince.

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Niagara Falls Turned Purple on the Day Prince Died

Queen Elizabeth is celebrating her 90th birthday today (April 21), and in a seriously strange coincidence, a tribute to the royal figure set to take place at Niagara Falls now holds a second meaning for today's passing of musical icon Prince. In a...