President Barack Obama leads nation in moment of silence, as commemoration ceremonies take place in New York, the Pentagon and the Flight 93 memorial in Pennsylvania
60s And 70s US Rock
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Friday 01 July 2011
Musicians like to think they are writing songs for people like themselves, but they can be sorely mistaken, as Tom Petty found when his anthem "American Girl" was blasted out before the right-wing US presidential candidate Michelle Bachmann took the stage. He promptly sent her a "cease and desist" letter.
Monday 20 June 2011
In 1975, the rock photographer Eric Meola took nearly a thousand photographs of Bruce Springsteen and his E Street Band for the cover of the album, Born To Run.
Sunday 19 June 2011
Sunday 19 June 2011
Monday 13 June 2011
Watch an exclusive interview with all female American rock band Warpaint and get the low down on the band's bohemian lifestyle in Eco Park, Los Angeles.
Tuesday 07 June 2011
Steve Richards speaks to the Speaker John Bercow on his live show, Rock 'n' Roll Politics.
Monday 06 June 2011
A year after their mysterious disappearance, the "love-locks" of Paris are back on the city's bridges, more plentiful and vibrant than ever despite lingering suspicions that unromantic officials from City Hall may again swoop with their wire cutters and remove the tokens of couples' love.
Thursday 21 April 2011
Outlook With sales sliding at an annual rate of 5.6 per cent, and profits down for the third year in a row, Argos looks less like a business suffering the recessional blues, and more like a business in trouble.
Travel Agenda: Enjoy England Awards; 64th Flower Parade; Laugharne Weekend; Hotel Indigo in Glasgow; Larkin Trail; British Museum; The Four Seasons Marrakech
Saturday 16 April 2011
Today: Some of England's best hotels, restaurants and attractions will be waking up in the knowledge that they are the victors in the annual Enjoy England Awards for Excellence ( enjoyengland.com/excellence). As well as No. 43 in Arnside, Cumbria, the winners, which were announced last night, included the Bay Tree Hotel in Burford, Oxfordshire ( cotswold-inns-hotels.co.uk), The Langham in London ( langhamlondon.com), Cornwall's Porthminster Beach Café ( porthminstercafe.co.uk), Bedruthan Steps Hotel ( bedruthan.com) and the Chatsworth estate in Derbyshire ( chatsworth.org). Cumbrian Heavy Horses ( cumbrianheavyhorses.com) picked up the prize for best tourism experience.
Thursday 07 April 2011
Once heard, usually on one of the BBC radio programmes presented by Bob Harris, Calvin Russell's gravelly voice, his tales of love and loss and his protest songs, stayed with you. An ex-convict and one-time associate of Townes Van Zandt, a Texan singer-songwriter he had much in common with, Russell never rose above cult status in the US or the UK, but found success throughout continental Europe in the 1990s. Already 40 when he signed to the French independent label New Rose in 1989, he seemed determined to make up for lost time, releasing 15 albums in 20 years, and maintaining a busy touring schedule. Last seen in Europe in November 2009, he still wore one of his trademark cowboy hats cut around the brim that made him look like an undertaker straight out of a Lucky Luke cartoon, but he was the real outlaw deal.
Sunday 03 April 2011
Fashion editor Susannah Frankel celebrates the life and work of our most imaginative – and imitated – designer
Saturday 02 April 2011
He sang about the delights of being able to "forget about life for a while", and that's exactly what Billy Joel has decided to do after suddenly pulling the plug on a revelatory autobiography which was already written, was in the final stages of being edited, and had been scheduled to hit the world's bookstores in the middle of June.
Monday 14 March 2011
Friday 25 February 2011
Some aspects of the music business can't just be magicked up via the interweb.
Wednesday 23 February 2011
Watch Steve Richards' one man show, Rock 'n' roll politics:
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 250,000 back our campaign
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Make your voice heard: Sign The Independent's petition to welcome refugees
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