David Bowie albums in the window of Sister Ray Records in Soho, after the rock star died following an 18-month battle with cancer. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

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Laura Marling plays at Crawdaddy at the Electric Picnic in 2010. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

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