Macklemore (left) and Ryan Lewis, whose "Thrift Shop" was the biggest song of 2013, according to Billboard's year-end chart. John Keatley/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The 1969 album Then Play On, Peter Green's last with Fleetwood Mac, signaled a spiritual quest already in progress. Jan Persson/Redferns hide caption

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Another Fleetwood Mac Album That's 'Worth A Damn'

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David Jude Jolicoeur aka Trugoy (from left), Vincent Mason aka P.A. Mase and Kelvin Mercer aka Posdnuos pose for a portrait outside the Apollo Theater in Harlem in September 1993. David Corio/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images hide caption

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20 Years Ago, De La Soul Refused To Go Pop

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Ryan Bingham performs at Autism Speaks' third Annual Blue Jean Ball on Oct. 24 in Los Angeles. Angela Weiss/Getty Images hide caption

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From Rodeo To Radio: Ryan Bingham's Wild Ride

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Because of a bitter labor dispute, the Minnesota Orchestra has not played a single performance in its concert hall this year. The orchestra's music director, Osmo Vanska (pictured here), resigned in October. Greg Helgeson/Minnesota Orchestra hide caption

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As The Year Closes, A Concert Hall Remains Empty

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The Pleyel piano factory, which once supplied instruments to Frederic Chopin, will close its doors at the end of the year. Francois Guillot /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Chopin's Favorite Piano Factory Plays Its Final Chord

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Florida Georgia Line was unsigned when it recorded the year's biggest country song, "Cruise." Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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How A Hip-Hop Remix Helped Make 'Cruise' The Year's Biggest Country Hit

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Paul McCartney, left, and John Lennon during a November 1963 Beatles show in London. The next month, the band had its first big hit in the U.S. and Beatlemania started to sweep America. AP hide caption

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The opening of 'I Want To Hold Your Hand'

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Kacey Musgraves' Same Trailer, Different Park is one of several country music albums released by women this year. Kristin Barlowe/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Quiet As Kept, Women Dominated Country Music In 2013

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Our alternate headline: Why Nobody Will Ever Top Mariah Carey's "All I Want For Christmas Is You." YouTube hide caption

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Rubab master Homayoun Sakhi and legendary Afghan singer Mahwash perform together as members of the group Voices of Afghanistan. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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After Hard Times At Home, Afghan Musicians Seek To Be Heard In America

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Carlos Santana, left, and Marcus Malone when they reunited in Oakland. Malone was part of Santana's band in the late '60s, then spent the past four decades or so living on the streets or in prison. YouTube hide caption

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