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FUV Essentials

There are many variables that determine what makes an artist or band “essential” — longevity, impact, influence, history, discography — and WFUV takes a deeper look with FUV Essentials. On-air and online, we celebrate musicians who have shaped our cultural soundtrack. Let’s love these artists while they’re here, and honor those who have departed too soon.

Warren Zevon

For his uncanny way with words, rambunctious wit, roller coaster rock 'n' roll intensity, complicated legacy, and the transformative way he finally taught all of us about the ephemeral magic of life, Warren Zevon is an FUV Essentials artist.

David Bowie

On what would have been David Bowie's 72nd birthday, we celebrate the life and music of our very first FUV Essentials artist.

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