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In Memoriam 2016

NPR Music remembers musicians — singers, songwriters, instrumentalists — and other visionaries we lost in 2016. Explore and celebrate their musical legacies.

The river banks in Sunderland here were once home to shipyards, but like the city's coal mines, they disappeared. In June, the voters of Sunderland voted by more than 60 percent to leave the European Union, even though it would put tens of thousands of local jobs at risk. Frank Langfitt/NPR hide caption

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In Pro-Brexit English City, A Jobs Crisis Is Averted — But For How Long?

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In Memoriam 2016

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In Memoriam 2016

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Fred Taylor Jr. served as a kind of "apologist-in-chief" for Southwest Airlines. StoryCorps hide caption

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For The Man With A Thousand Sorries, Apologizing Became Second Nature

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Trump delivered the convocation at Liberty University, a private Christian university in Virginia founded by televangelist Jerry Falwell, in January. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Conservatives Wonder, Will The Real Donald Trump Please Stand Up?

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