Ann Powers Ann Powers is NPR Music's critic and correspondent. She writes for NPR's music news blog, The Record, and can be heard on NPR's newsmagazines and music programs.
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Ronnie Spector, lead singer of The Ronettes, has died at age 78

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The Beatles on Mount Doom (or a still from Peter Jackson's Get Back, a documentary constructed from footage shot during the making of the band's last studio albums and final performance). Linda McCartney/Apple Corps Ltd. hide caption

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The Beatles, seen preparing for their final show on Jan. 30, 1969 in London. Evening Standard/Getty Images hide caption

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New docuseries gives fans unprecedented access to The Beatles

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Adele sings in front of Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles during a televised concert to promote her fourth album, 30, which chronicles the aftermath of her divorce in ways that take subtle chances with the star's signature cathartic style. Cliff Lipson/Getty Images hide caption

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John Prine's First Album Came Out The Same Year NPR Debuted Original Programming

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