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Jean Ritchie, 'Mother of Folk,' Dead at 92; Kentucky Roots Shined in Music

Jean Ritchie, a musician that many have dubbed the "mother of folk" thanks to her huge impact on popularizing the form, has died at the age of 92.

The FBI and Musicians: John Lennon, N.W.A., NIN and More Acts with Reports

John Lennon appeared on The Dick Cavett Show on this date more than forty years ago and made a bold prediction: The FBI were keeping a close eye on him. This might sound like a typical conspiracy theory of the early '70s, except that it was totally ...

Remembering Musicians Who Died In 2014: Phil Everly, Bobby Womack, Pete Seeger, And More

2014 saw the passing of a fair share of aging musical legends, but it tragically also saw the deaths of many relatively young artists well before their time. This list honors just some of the artists who passed away this year, so if there are any ...

Steve Lowenthal Talks New Book 'Dance of Death: The Life of John Fahey'

"This is not rock 'n' roll. It's not pop music. It's not folk music; it's this sort of transcendental guitar music," Steve Lowenthal emphatically tells me over the phone. And, indeed, his new book, Dance of Death: The Life of John Fahey, details the ...

Stream Lincoln Center's Packed Tribute to Folk Icon Pete Seeger Today at 4 PM

Lincoln Center in New York will be celebrating the life of folk legend Pete Seeger and you can stream it here when it begins at 4 PM Eastern Standard Time.

Pete Seeger passes away at age 94; legendary folk icon popularized 'We Shall Overcome' and set roots for all protest music

The year is young yet, but 2014 may have already seen its most relevant music-related death. Folk music pioneer Pete Seeger passed away Monday evening at the age of 94. According to his family, Seeger passed away naturally in his sleep. He had spent ...

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