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Johnny Smith, Revered Guitar Player, Has Died

Though mainly a jazz player, wrote the surf guitar anthem "Walk, Don't Run," which became a Top 10 hit for The Ventures on two occasions.

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Richie Havens, A Folk Singer Of 'Freedom'

Richie Havens had a long career as a musician, but he's still most famous for one set he played to hundreds of thousands in New York in 1969.

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Saving The Sounds Of America

It's not easy, even for audio recorded in the last 10 years. The Library of Congress has released a plan for preserving the country's long but fragile archive of recorded audio.

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Janet Feder built a career on unusual instrumental guitar playing. Her new album, Songs With Words, will feature her singing for the first time. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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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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