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Jean Ritchie and her famed dulcimer

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

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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.READ MORE

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

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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 true...either an indication that the FBI was predictable or it just wasn't very good at the secrecy thing. Lennon had all of the makings for a good FBI target: He had a record with drugs, he was vocally against the Vietnam War, and his political leanings were just right of being a godless communist. He wasn't the first, nor would he be the last, to gather attention from the Bureau. Here are another lot of otherwise harmless musicians that would get lengthy files in Washington D.C., from Elvis Presley to N.W.A.READ MORE

The Everly Brothers

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

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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 that you think we may have missed, you can post your tributes down in the comments section below.READ MORE

Steve Lowenthal Talks New Book 'Dance of Death: The Life of John Fahey' and the Rebellious and Uncontested Guitar Phenom

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

Tour Journals 09:10AM EDT

"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 style (and story) of perhaps this country's most influential "American primitive" guitarist.READ MORE

Pete Seeger performs with Brice Springsteen at President Obama's inauguration.

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

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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.READ MORE

Pete Seeger, performing at his own 90th birthday concert

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

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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 nearly a week at New York's Presbyterian Hospital, but he hadn't been suffering from any other ailments. READ MORE

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