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Ed Sheeran: four nights in a row at Dublin's O2 in October

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 A detail from the tapestry tribute to Seamus Heaney by Czech artist Peter Sís

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The Special AKA released single Free Nelson Mandela in 1984 - which climbed to the top of the charts in countries around the world.

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Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain. The late singer’s band joins Linda Ronstadt, Cat Stevens and pop duo Hall and Oates as nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 2014 class. Photograph:  Time Life Pictures/DMI/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images

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Aaron Paul    and Brian Cranston in Breaking Bad

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