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The North Star Grassman And The Ravens cemented Sandy Denny as one of British music's most cherished voices. Evening Standard/Getty Images hide caption

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With her family bands, Maybelle Carter — shown here, sitting, with her daughters June, Anita and Helen — helped create the sound of modern country music. Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images hide caption

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Jamaican reggae singer Marcia Griffiths performed as one of Bob Marley's backing singers — and is a remarkable solo artist in her own right. Graham Wood/Getty Images hide caption

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Singer Cesária Évora lifted Cape Verde's little-known blues, morna, beyond the island and into the international world of music. VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Dorothy Fields wrote over 400 songs between 1928 and 1973, making her one of the biggest names in 20th century musical theater and beyond. Walter Albertin/Library of Congress hide caption

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Coven, led by singer Jinx Dawson, released Witchcraft Destroys Minds & Reaps Souls in 1969, and its influence is still being felt today — especially in the new wave of occult rock and metal bands. gregthemayor /Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Shirley Collins' 1964 album, Folk Roots, New Routes, is an uncompromising work that spearheaded innovation in the middle of the folk music revival. Brian Shuel/Redferns/Getty hide caption

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