Remembering Bowie, digging the Dancing Queen and more – our favourite features of 2016

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Our music writers pick a selection of the best features we published during the past year – from mourning a great to celebrating the new

This year marked 40 years since the making of two of my favourite music documentaries: Scorsese’s legendary The Last Waltz, which charts the final days and farewell concert of the Canadian-American group The Band, and the lesser-known Heartworn Highways, which portrayed, on a shoestring, the fledgling days of “outlaw country” in Texas and Tennessee. It was the kind of piece for which you wish you could have a wordcount three times as long. It was also the only article I’ve ever written that earned a letter from Martin Scorsese. I believe he called it ‘lovely’. I hope you like it, too. Laura Barton

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