When we asked you for memories of David Bowie songs, many happened to appear on the crucial Changesonebowie compilation, which sits in the NPR library. Niki Walker/NPR hide caption

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David Bowie performing with Tin Machine guitarist Reeves Gabrels in 1991. Kevin.Mazur/WireImage/Getty Images hide caption

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A Guitarist Remembers: David Bowie Just Wanted A Good Laugh

"The picture I have in my head is of him cracking up in the studio," Reeves Gabrels says. "Because we just used to be able to make each other laugh."

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David Bowie in 1974, on the set of the Dutch TV show TopPop, where he performed "Rebel Rebel," from the album Diamond Dogs. Gijsbert Hanekroot/Redferns/Getty Images hide caption

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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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British singer David Bowie attends a press conference at the 36th Cannes Film Festival in 1983. Bowie died Sunday at the age of 69. Ralph Gatti/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Each session from Daytrotter comes with an illustration. Wilco recorded one in 2011. Johnnie Cluney/Courtesy of Daytrotter hide caption

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Beyond Taylor Swift: Predicting The 2016 Grammys

Grammy nominations are announced Monday morning. NPR's Stephen Thompson offers a few predictions.

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June Millington, the author of the memoir Land of a Thousand Bridges: Island Girl in a Rock & Roll World, on the porch of the Fanny's House of Music in East Nashville. The shop is named after Millington's band, Fanny. Audrey Spillman for NPR hide caption

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You and I, an album culled from Jeff Buckley's first demos for Columbia Records, will be released in March. Courtesy of Sony Music hide caption

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Kalu James moved to Austin, Texas, eight years ago, but bought health insurance for the first time this year. Twenty percent of the city's musicians live below the federal poverty line. Veronica Zaragovia/KUT hide caption

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Bob Dylan's new compilation, The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series Vol. 12, is out now. Don Hunstein/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Day Dylan Got It Right

"Like a Rolling Stone" is a classic today, but it flummoxed a young Bob Dylan in the studio. Newly released outtakes reveal where the song started and how it dramatically transformed.

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For some listeners in his native Ireland, Conor O'Brien's new album as Villagers has become a soundtrack for the country's referendum on marriage equality. Andrew Whitton/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Rise Of Songwriter Conor O'Brien, An Accidental Advocate

O'Brien's latest album as Villagers, Darling Arithmetic, came just as his native Ireland was preparing to make a historic vote on marriage equality.

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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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Harry Nilsson at the piano in 1972. Stan Meagher/Daily Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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David Gilmour (left) and Polly Samson, who have been married since 1994 and have collaborated on songs for albums by Gilmour and Pink Floyd. Kevin Westenberg/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Galactic brings the bounce to Portland's Crystal Ballroom, which has one of the few remaining spring-loaded dance floors in the country. Kathleen Nyberg/Courtesy of McMenamins hide caption

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John Paul Jones, Robert Plant and Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin. The band's "Stairway to Heaven" is the subject of a current copyright-infringement lawsuit. Danny Martindale/Getty Images hide caption

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