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Chuck Berry, Legend Of Rock 'N' Roll, Dies At 90

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Legendary harmonica player James Cotton, who died aged 81 after a 72-year-long career. Christopher Durst/Courtesy Alligator Records hide caption

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James Cotton, Giant Of The Blues Harmonica, Dies At 81

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How A Contract Clause Led To A Fight Between Musicians And Austin's Biggest Event

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