Jon Pareles

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Chief pop music critic for the New York Times

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In the past few weeks, the world of music has lost some gentlemen and geniuses. It’s been a sad time for music fans.

Missing Musical Notes, but the Band Plays On

In the past few weeks, the world of music has lost some gentlemen and geniuses. It’s been a sad time for music fans.

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B.B. King  picked cotton on the plantation where he was born, but rose to become a world-travelling ambassador for the blues. He died yesterday in Las Vegas at the age of 89.

Blues Legend B.B. King Dies

B.B. King picked cotton on the plantation where he was born, but rose to become a world-travelling ambassador for the blues. He died yesterday in Las Vegas at the age of 89.

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