Robert Smith of The Cure: Photograph:  Didier Messens/Redferns/ Getty Images

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Beyoncé Knowles performs at Coachella. Photograph: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Coachella

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Jeff Buckley backstage at Trinity Ball

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Georgie Fame, John Minihan and Van Morrison outside Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, Soho London 1994

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