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Win Butler (with red megaphone) and Regine Chassagne (lower left, with keytar) of Arcade Fire lead a parade through New Orleans' French Quarter with members of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band in honor of David Bowie. Erika Goldring for NPR hide caption

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It's a "waste a time to have expectations" about Young Thug (seen here performing in Atlanta in October), writes Rembert Browne. Prince Williams/Getty Images hide caption

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Customers line up outside the Detroit location of Jack White's Third Man Records store on opening day, Nov. 27. Third Man's plans for Detroit also include a record pressing plant. Scott Legato/Getty Images hide caption

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The British rock group Deep Purple in 1969. Eligible for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame since 1993, the group behind "Smoke On The Water" has been nominated for the third time. John Minihan/Getty Images hide caption

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Leon Bridges' polished retro-soul aesthetic has earned him fans who appreciate his devotion, as well as critics who find his approach hollow. Erin Margaret Alison Rambo/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Drake performs at Finsbury Park in London, England in June. Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill recently accused Drake of using ghostwriters, spurring the two to release diss tracks aimed at each other. John Phillips/Getty Images hide caption

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The members of ABBA (from left): Bjorn Ulvaeus, Agnetha Faltskog, Anni-Frid Lyngstad and Benny Andersson at Waterloo station in London in 1974, the year the group won the Eurovision contest with the song "Waterloo." John Downing/Getty Images hide caption

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