50's US Rock And Pop
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Sunday 05 January 2014
Along with elder sibling Don, he was one half of a lasting legacy
Saturday 21 September 2013
Here are the answers to this week's quiz...
Friday 06 September 2013
The Elvis-style quiff no longer defies gravity but the leather jacket and dangerously unbuttoned T-shirt declare that, with the release of his landmark 100th album, 72-year-old Sir Cliff Richard is still ready to rock.
Wednesday 04 September 2013
The "Summer Holiday" singer, 72, pays tribute to Elvis and Chuck Berry on his new LP
Saturday 20 July 2013
Former Hüsker Dü drummer/songwriter Grant Hart exhibits huge ambition on The Argument, a double-album inspired by William Burroughs' planned sci-fi re-imagining of Milton's Paradise Lost.
Saturday 06 July 2013
Though Daughn Gibson’s second album has many qualities (tumbleweed atmospherics, understated exotica, country-soul song structures which recall Lambchop and Serge Gainsbourg), chief among them is the voice of the 6ft 5in former trucker itself.
Wednesday 19 June 2013
Country singer Slim Whitman has died at the age of 90 in Florida.
Thursday 13 June 2013
Described as "the Italian Elvis", Little Tony, who died on 27 May at the age of 72, was a rock'n'roll pioneer whose rebel look and interpretation of the rock'n'roll repertoire shook up his home country in the late 1950s, writes Pierre Perrone. But his fame also spread across Europe, including France and the UK, where he scored a Top 20 hit with "Too Good" in 1960.
Friday 31 May 2013
Sunday 28 April 2013
Weddings, bar mitzvahs, courtrooms? It turns out that being an Elvis impersonator can be criminal
Sunday 07 April 2013
Monopoly has a special place in my heart.
Saturday 16 March 2013
1. "The past is a foreign country".
Monday 18 February 2013
Tony Sheridan, the guitarist and singer-songwriter who had The Beatles as his back-up band before they hit the big time, died at the weekend in Hamburg, Germany.
Friday 30 November 2012
When Fox News analysed Gangnam Style, the most viewed video on YouTube with over 852,000,000 views, they clearly didn't take into account that it's in another language.
Monday 26 November 2012
The band's 50-year shows don't mean it's the last time. John Walsh salutes rock's elder statesmen
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