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    The Archies is not only the first fictitious band to reach No. 1 on the Billboard charts in the U.S., but is also the only group to reach such heights without ever performing the song live onstage. GAB Archive/Redferns/Getty Images hide caption

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    50 Years Later, The Archies' 'Sugar, Sugar' Is Still 'Really Sweet'

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    "Making this record definitely was just a declaration of who I find myself being," Brittany Howard says. Danny Clinch /Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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    Brittany Howard Makes Her Declaration As A Solo Star

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    mxmtoon's debut album, the masquerade, straddles whimsy and earnest depth. Nicole Busch/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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    mxmtoon Leaps From Online To Make Her Debut

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    Steve Perry performs with Journey at a Chicago-area concert in 1981. Paul Natkin/Getty Images hide caption

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    'Don't Stop Believin" Goes On And On, Because We Need It To

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    Ric Ocasek of The Cars, performing at the group's induction ceremony into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2018. Ocasek died Sunday. Kevin Mazur/Getty Images For the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame hide caption

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    Ric Ocasek, Frontman Of The Cars, Has Died

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    "I think country is as vibrant as certainly this series that we've just made tries to chronicle," Ken Burns says. Amy Sussman/Getty Images hide caption

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    Ken Burns Gets To The Heart Of 'Country Music'

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    The Lumineers' latest album, III, is out now Danny Clinch /Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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    The Lumineers Trace The Cycle Of Addiction: 'It's A Progressive Disease'

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    Singer, songwriter and visual artist Daniel Johnston performs in Austin, Texas, in 2005. Johnston died on Wednesday. Jana Birchum/Getty Images hide caption

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    Daniel Johnston, Acclaimed Singer-Songwriter, Dies At 58

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    Illmind's library of beats is sought after by artists from LL Cool J to Bruno Mars. @KofMotivation/Courtesy of Illmind hide caption

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    Episode 794: How To Make It In The Music Business

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    Will Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, home to the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, be filled with music this weekend? Musicans and management continue to argue over a new contract. Eli Pousson/Flickr hide caption

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    John Coltrane performs with drummer Elvin Jones and saxophonist Eric Dolphy in 1961. Impulse! Records is set to release the "lost" Coltrane album Blue World on Sept. 27. Bill Wagg/Redferns/Getty Images hide caption

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    Not All 'Lost' Jazz Albums Are Created Equal

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    Black Belt Eagle Scout's At the Party With My Brown Friends is out now. Eleanor Petry/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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    'We Will Always Sing': Black Belt Eagle Scout Makes Space For The Marginalized

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    Joan Shelley's latest album, Like The River Loves the Sea, is out now. Amber Estes Thieneman/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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    Joan Shelley Admires The Beauty In All The Fading

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