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John Flansburgh (on right) and John Linnell, aka They Might Be Giants

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People take a selfie by floral tributes in front of James Cochran’s mural of David Bowie in Brixton, south London,  two days after the announcement of Bowie’s death. Photograph: Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty Images

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David Bowie at Slane Castle on July 13th, 1987. Photograph: Dermot O’Shea / The Irish Times

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David Bowie in a shot for the release of  The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars. Photograph: Brian Ward

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David Bowie in 1973, during a photoshoot for Pin Ups. Photograph: Justin De Villeneuve/Getty

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 A women lays flowers at a mural of British singer David Bowie in Brixton, birth place of the late David Bowie in London, on Monday. Well-wishers have flocked to the  mural to pay their respects following the announcement of his death. Photograph: EPA

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A file photograph showing British singer David Bowie performing during his concert at the Stravinski hall stage of the Montreux Jazz Festival, in Montreux, Switzerland in 2002.  Bowie (69) died on on Monday  from cancer. Photograph: EPA

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Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikanderin The Danish Girl

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M Train by Patti Smith is neither memoir nor autobiography, but an Orient Express ride through Smith’s thoughts, ideas, dreams and preoccupations, stopping off at some offbeat places along the way. Photograph: Dave Meehan

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