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During a civil rights demonstration, folk singer Pete Seeger sings on the steps of the New York State Capitol Building. James Marshall/Corbis via Getty Images hide caption

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The Songs That Define Us, From NPR's 'American Anthem' Series

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Actor Jussie Smollett leaves a courthouse last month in Chicago. On Thursday, the city sued him to recoup costs of a police investigation that followed what the city says was his false report that he'd been attacked. Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images hide caption

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The Youngbloods circa 1967. Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images hide caption

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Beyond The Summer Of Love, 'Get Together' Is An Anthem For Every Season

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Dick Dale, King Of Surf Guitar, Dies At 81

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In Memoriam: The Musicians We Lost In 2018

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Past Times by Kerry James Marshall at Sotheby's. It sold for $21.1 million, a record auction price for a living African American artist, this week. Hector Retamal/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Photographer William Eggleston released his first album, Musik, this past October. Peter Townsend/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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William Eggleston's Music, Much Like His Photography, Thrives Off Ambiguity

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Though officially retired from touring, guitarist John Williams, now 76, continues to record for his own record label. Kathy Panama/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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John Williams, Classical Guitar's Standard-Bearer, Still Recording In Retirement

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John Abercrombie, Jazz Guitarist, Dies At 72

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Ralph Towner's latest album is My Foolish Heart, named for the Bill Evans tune that changed the way he looked at composition and his instrument. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Ralph Towner: An Old Hand With A 'Foolish Heart' (And An Unmatched Style)

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Guitarist Larry Coryell recorded or appeared on more than 100 albums during a jazz career that spanned more than 50 years. Courtesy of 429 Records hide caption

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Guitarist Larry Coryell, Godfather Of Fusion, Dies At 73

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The Austrian musician has found his voice in the worlds of both classical and jazz music. Peewee Windmüller/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'It's Better To Be An Outsider': Wolfgang Muthspiel's Global Guitar Odyssey

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