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Otis Ferry: Leader of the pack

How did the unremarkable, slightly solemn son of a rock star become the standard-bearer for the countryside's onslaught on government? Despite wealth and good looks, he loathes the bright lights and just wants to be left to his obsession

Ferry vows to unseat the Government over ban

The former wife of the rock star Bryan Ferry vowed to "bring down the Government" when she appeared in court yesterday over her role in the pro-hunting demonstration in Parliament Square last week.

Words: joott, n.

EVERYBODY DELIGHTS in the way that Bryan Ferry's new disc As Time Goes By has made something sympathetically idiosyncratic from standards - he even turns "I'm in the Mood For Love" into a late-Roxy mood piece.

First Night: Hal Willner, Harry Smith's Project Meltdown; Royal Festival Hall, London: Star collective pays homage to folk collector

Hal Willner, Harry Smith's Project Meltdown Royal Festival Hall London

Music: God is in the Details No 8: (SITTIN' ON) THE DOCK OF THE BAY OTIS REDDING, 1967

THE INDEPENDENT'S GUIDE TO POP'S FIDDLY BITS

Jazz

Jimmy Scott: Holding Back the Years (WEA)

Britain's pop rebels join the Establishment

THE NATIONAL Portrait Gallery is to prove once and for all that the route from youthful rebellion to pillar of the Establishment is a short one.

Arts: Return of the Old Romantics

John O'Reilly discovers that Eighties New Romanticism was, and still is, all about broken-hearted nostalgia

First Night: All that glitters is not gold in glam-rock Citizen Kane

Velvet Goldmine At Selected Cinemas

Gold Dust: Glam rock's top 10 singles

1. 'Get It On' - T.Rex (Fly, 1971). 1971: T.Rex dominated the charts and every pubescent schoolgirl trembled as the elfin prince strutted his stuff on Top of the Pops. Rocking guitars, Ian McDonald's haunting sax, Marc Bolan's fey voice combined with the falsetto chorus of Howard Kaylan and Mark Volman: this was the essence of the Glam Rock sound.

Wham bam, thank you Glam!

David Bowie fell to Earth and Bryan Ferry found 'penthouse perfection': it was 1972, it was Glam Rock ... and Peter York was there

Pop: He's back, he's back

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A roller-coaster tale from the 'voice of a generation'

Not That Kind of Girl:

A roller-coaster tale from 'voice of a generation' Lena Dunham
London is not bedlam or a cradle of vice. In fact it, as much as anywhere, deserves independence

London is not bedlam or a cradle of vice

In fact it, as much as anywhere, deserves independence
Vivienne Westwood 'didn’t want' relationship with Malcolm McLaren

Vivienne Westwood 'didn’t want' relationship with McLaren

Designer 'felt pressured' into going out with Sex Pistols manager
Jourdan Dunn: Model mother

Model mother

Jordan Dunn became one of the best-paid models in the world
Apple still coolest brand – despite U2 PR disaster

Apple still the coolest brand

Despite PR disaster of free U2 album
Scottish referendum: The Yes vote was the love that dared speak its name, but it was not to be

Despite the result, this is the end of the status quo

Boyd Tonkin on the fall-out from the Scottish referendum
Manolo Blahnik: The high priest of heels talks flats, Englishness, and why he loves Mary Beard

Manolo Blahnik: Flats, Englishness, and Mary Beard

The shoe designer who has been dubbed 'the patron saint of the stiletto'
The Beatles biographer reveals exclusive original manuscripts of some of the best pop songs ever written

Scrambled eggs and LSD

Behind The Beatles' lyrics - thanks to Hunter Davis's original manuscript copies
'Normcore' fashion: Blending in is the new standing out in latest catwalk non-trend

'Normcore': Blending in is the new standing out

Just when fashion was in grave danger of running out of trends, it only went and invented the non-trend. Rebecca Gonsalves investigates
Dance’s new leading ladies fight back: How female vocalists are now writing their own hits

New leading ladies of dance fight back

How female vocalists are now writing their own hits
Mystery of the Ground Zero wedding photo

A shot in the dark

Mystery of the wedding photo from Ground Zero
His life, the universe and everything

His life, the universe and everything

New biography sheds light on comic genius of Douglas Adams
Save us from small screen superheroes

Save us from small screen superheroes

Shows like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D are little more than marketing tools
Reach for the skies

Reach for the skies

From pools to football pitches, rooftop living is looking up
These are the 12 best hotel spas in the UK

12 best hotel spas in the UK

Some hotels go all out on facilities; others stand out for the sheer quality of treatments