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"Neither highbrows nor lowbrows nor midbrows, but elastic-brows.” — George Orwell
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A philosopher who didn’t take anything seriously.

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He played long, luminous tones on his trumpet.

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Cult genius or filthy weirdo? Duh. He’s both.

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Charlie Parker vs. feebleminded ofays.

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Passion, pain, uncertainty and struggle, but the music stays groovy.

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Not just a magic spirit but also his own changeling.

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Without him, The Sixties as we know them might not have happened.

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He served the Beatles’ music with unfaltering skill and imagination.

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Takin’ ev’ry wrong direction on his lonely way back home.

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She thrived in any musical context: jazz, blues, hokum, pop.

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As big as Bing, but he died in obscurity.

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Music as volatile as bare wires, as raw as a flayed body.

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He gave an embryonic rock‘n’roll its supernatural cred.

Prince

The exegesis has just begin.

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He asks us to do some deep thinking about music and creativity.

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Freed by burnt cork, he became a phenomenon.

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He aimed to liberate America aesthetically and socially.

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For a guy with no sense of humor, he sure is funny.

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Arranging and rearranging was his witchcraft.

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“Santa Claus Is A Black Man.”

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Everything that ever was, and is now, and ever will be.

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Glen CampbellGlen Campbell

A reach for beauty to the exclusion of the world itself.

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An avuncular yet urgent singer-songwriter.

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He gave himself to Tiny Tim, and Tiny gave himself to us.