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Ten historic quotes from the first decade or so of Brian and the Beach Boys’ worldwide acclaim.
From iconic bandleaders to unique talents, the best jazz pianists in history both shaped the music and revolutionised the role of the piano in music.
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From disco hits to tender ballads, the queer canon is as diverse as it is large. Here are the most memorable songs that celebrate the LGBTQ experience.
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