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Born in Raheny, Dublin, Alan Richie Taylor attended secondary school at St Fintan’s, Sutton. He went to University College Dublin to study archaeology but opted instead to make a career out of music. Photograph:  Ronan Lang/Feature File

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Music fans at the Indiependence music festival at Deer Park Farm in Mitchelstown, Co Cork, which is in its sixth year. Photograph: Provision.

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North Sea Scrolls: Andrew Mueller, Luke Haines and Cathal Coughlan. Photograph: Ki Price

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Regina Spektor (file photograph): has allowed her influences to fall away, replacing them with distinctive and individualistic themes

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‘I wanna do something they can’t possibly like, they can’t relate to. To me, it was a joke,’ said Bob Dylan of his 1970 album Self Portrait

‘I am still unable to see in him anything other than a youth of mediocre talent. Only a completely non-critical audience, nourished on the watery pap (...)