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Franz Ferdinand on the Main Stage at Electric Picnic 2013. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

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At the Ice Mansion: Georgio Moroder in Los Angeles in 1981. Photograph:  Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

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