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John Phillips

He was the principal songwriter for the pop group that had a string of hits from 1966 to 1968 when the group broke up. Their hits included "Monday, Monday," "California Dreamin*," "I Saw Her Again Last Night" and others. He died of heart failure in March of 2001. He was 65.

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Talking Heads Founder and Solo Artist David Byrne

Since the group disbanded, Byrne has made several solo albums and collaborated with other performers like Brian Eno and Phillip Glass. He also scored several films. In 1989, Byrne released an album, "Rei Momo," of original songs combining Latin and pop styles. His latest album, "Uh-Oh," encompasses all the styles that Byrne has explored throughout his career. He also has a new book of photography, called "American Originals."

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Record Producer Mitchell Froom

Froom produced albums by Elvis Costello, Los Lobos, Richard Thompson, and Suzanne Vega. He joins Fresh Air to talk about how he pushes artists to new musical territories.

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