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Ranking Roger of The English Beat, performing in May 28, 1983. The group's rework of Smokey Robinson and The Miracles' "The Tears of a Clown" reimagined the sterling soul hit as a bouncing slice of ska. Paul Natkin/Getty Images hide caption

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Xylouris White On World Cafe

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Luna On World Cafe

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Victoria Williams performs during Stagecoach: California's Country Music Festival in 2010. The singer continues to make music despite being diagnosed with MS more than 20 years ago. Michael Buckner/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Resilience Of Victoria Williams

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U2's latest album, Songs of Experience, is out now. Anton Corbijn/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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U2's 'Songs Of Experience' Is The Reboot The Band Needed

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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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"We had certain adjectives that the two of us would discuss about the record: post-apocalyptic and urgent," Glassjaw guitarist Justin Beck (left) says of Material Control. Julian Gilbert/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie On World Cafe

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Jade Bird performs in the World Cafe Performance Studio. Galea McGregor /WXPN hide caption

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Jade Bird On World Cafe

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Dhani Harrison performs live at World Cafe Live. Liz Waldie/WXPN hide caption

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Dhani Harrison On World Cafe

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