President Obama’s visit to Cuba is followed by that of some cultural heavyweights: The Rolling Stones are pitching up in Havana to play a free outdoor concert, completing a historic week on the island where rock was once associated with the enemy.
Known for his distinctive guitar skills and as a pioneer of rock 'n' roll, Chuck Berry has died at the age of 90. He is regarded by many as the individual who most shaped a form of music that would change the world.
Marianne Faithfull was one of only few female pop icons to emerge in the 1960s. For years she battled with drug abuse but later celebrated a massive comeback not only as a singer but also as an actress.
His death was unexpected, but the outpouring of reactions shows that Tom Petty embodied a special place in rock 'n' roll history. Petty's intelligent lyrics and simple melodies moved people around the globe.
With "Blue & Lonesome," The Rolling Stones have released their first album in 10 years. The naked recordings take true fans back to the band's blues-inspired beginnings - and the birth of the rock star.
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