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Bert Jansch in Regent's Park, 1966.

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Guitarist Bert Jansch Is Dead At 67

The seminal Scottish folk guitarist, singer, and composer passed early Wednesday morning after a battle with lung cancer.

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Library of Congress Launches 'National Jukebox'

The National Jukebox spins more than 10,000 recordings made between 1901 and 1925.

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Phoebe Snow, 'Poetry Man' Singer, Has Died

Snow, who died Tuesday, had a distinctive voice and an unconventional pop-star persona.

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The great British guitarist John Renbourn returns after a 12-year hiatus with the entrancing "Palermo Snow." Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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