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01Maximum Bum Ride
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    Maximum Bum Ride
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    Beaches and Canyons 1992-96
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    The Summer Hits
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    X-Mas
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    1997

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01Methadone Blues
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    Exodus Of Venus
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    Thirty Tigers
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    2016

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Tony Conrad had been a SUNY-Buffalo professor since 1976, but beyond his academic duties, he was open and free giving of his knowledge and wisdom. Bettina Herzner/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Merle Haggard, shown performing in 1985, was a country music fixture for 50 years. He died Wednesday, on his 79th birthday. Ebet Roberts/Redferns/Getty Images hide caption

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Country Legend Merle Haggard Dies At 79
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07As You Were
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    Little Windows
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William Bell's new album, This Is Where I Live, comes out June 3 on Stax Records. Ginette Callaway hide caption

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01The Three Of Me
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01A Day for the Hunter, A Day for the Prey
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    Jazz Village / Harmonia Mundi
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    2016

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01White Heat
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Michelle Obama with the creator and star of Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda (L), along with cast members Daveed Diggs (2nd L) and Christopher Jackson (R). Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Sir George Martin, seen here in 1984, was known for his crucial role in shaping the sound of the Beatles. Rob Verhorst/Getty Images hide caption

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Beatles Producer George Martin 'Invented The Job'
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There's A New Kendrick Lamar Project Out, But It May Sound Familiar Already
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David Bowie's 27th album, Blackstar, was released on Friday, his 69th birthday. He died, following an 18-month battle with cancer, two days later. Jimmy King/Courtesy of Columbia Records hide caption

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