Chucky Thompson speaks at a Recording Academy event in January 2009. The late producer created some of the most celebrated hits of the '90s "hip-hop soul" era.
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Chuck Berry in the Chess Records recording studio. The New York Times reports that originals of Berry's Chess catalog were burned in the 2008 Universal fire.
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Whitney Houston (shown here performing in 1994) starred in the movie Waiting To Exhale, and contributed several songs to its breathtaking, beloved soundtrack.
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(From left to right) Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders; Debbie Harry of Blondie; Viv Albertine of The Slits; Poly Styrene of X-Ray Spex; Siouxsie Sioux of Siouxsie And The Banshees; and Pauline Black of The Selecter in London in 1980.
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