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Adam Pacitti with the billboard in Camden

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As thousands of recent graduates go into the New Year unemployed, one enterprising young hopeful has made his own desperation for paid work the centre of an advertising campaign that went viral yesterday.

Ono booked a full page in the New York Times for an 'Imagine Peace' message

Yoko Ono: imagining a better use for ad space

"War is over! If you want it" proclaimed a series of billboards erected around the world by John Lennon and Yoko Ono in December 1969.

All in all, it's just another $186m from 'The Wall' for Roger Waters

Pink Floyd's heyday may have been in the 1970s but the band's appeal has never been stronger, according to figures showing that co-founder Roger Waters raked in $186.4m in the last year from touring alone.

Jenni Rivera: Revered singer

Jenni Rivera, who died in a plane crash on 9 December, was at the peak of her career as perhaps the most successful female singer in grupero, a male-dominated regional style influenced by the norteno, cumbia and ranchero styles. A 43-year-old mother of five children and grandmother of two, the woman known as the "Diva de la Banda" was known for her frank talk about her struggles to give a good life to her children despite a series of setbacks.

Roger Waters

Roger Waters' The Wall Live named third most successful tour of 2012

Only tours by Madonna and Bruce Springsteen were more appealing than the Pink Floyd co-founder's according to Billboard

<p><b>Adele</b>: Nominated for British female solo artist, British single for 'Someone Like You' and MasterCard British album of the year for <i>21</i>.</p>
<p>2011 could be described as Adele's year, as she came into her own on both sides of the Atlantic following the release of her second album <i>21</i>.
While the distinctive voice from Tottenham suffered some on/off health problems, it didn't stop her clearing up at the recent Grammy Awards, winning record of the year for 'Rolling In The Deep', album of the year for <i>21</i>, song of the year for 'Rolling In The Deep', best pop solo performance for 'Someone Like You', best pop vocal album for <i>21</i> and best short form music video for 'Rolling In The Deep'.</p>

Adele's 21 dominates yet another year

It's another year and another Adele domination on the music charts: The British singer is Billboard's top artist of 2012.

Outsiders: Kurt Cobain with Courtney Love

Smells like teen spirit, all over again

Dig out your Doc Martens: grunge is back, with new releases from stalwarts of the scene and a host of young pretenders

One Direction performing

One Direction hit the US number 1 spot with new single Live While We're Young

Chart stars One Direction were delighted today after their new single Live While We're Young hit the US number 1 spot, to become the fastest-selling single by a UK act.

One Direction break another US record with 'Live While We're Young'

One Direction's new single "Live While We're Young" has become the fastest-selling track by a non-US artist in chart history.

Christina Aguilera

Christina Aguilera: I'm fat, deal with it

Last week Lady Gaga hit back at the thinly-veiled criticism she received from the media, after putting on weight. This week another pop star tells the body fascist record industry where they can stick it.

Rare Rolling Stones photographs uncovered

Fourteen unseen photographs of fresh faced Rolling Stones on their way to a gig in Dublin in 1965 have been uncovered by archivists.

Being Modern: Headphones

Popular songs about contemporary fads can be hit-and-miss affairs. For every "Surfin' USA" that captures the zeitgeist and endures in its own right, there is a "Convoy", those novelty records that sound laughable as soon as the trend (in this case, CB radio) passes its sell-by date.

Jones was born in Manchester in 1945

End of a daydream: Monkees frontman Davy Jones dies

Davy Jones, the lead singer of 1960s pop band The Monkees, has died in America.

Gotye, Wilton's Music Hall, London

For an overnight success, Gotye (pronounced “goaty-eh") is quite a slow burner. He’s been popular in Australia, his homeland, since his first single, "Learnalilgivinanlovin" was released in 2006.

Whitney Houston: Superstar of music and film who was ravaged by drug use

Whitney Houston, who reigned as pop music's queen until her majestic voice and regal image were ravaged by drug use, erratic behavior and a tumultuous marriage to singer Bobby Brown, has died. She was 48.

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