Scott Hutchison, of Frightened Rabbit

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Ginger Baker: 'I was listening to the radio when they announced my death'

No other band got close to Cream – or ever will I played the drums, Eric [Clapton] was the best guitarist of all time and our sets [featuring hits such as "Sunshine of Your Love"] were never the same two nights running; it was magic. Unfortunately it didn't last [the band broke up in 1968] but the reunion at the Royal Albert Hall [in 2005] was amazing; it felt like we'd not seen one another for a few weeks, not 35 years!

My Fantasy Band: Alice Costelloe, Big Deal

'Being a Muppet shouldn’t exclude him from the band...'

My Fantasy Band: Yannis Philippakis, Foals

'I think Björk would just be the perfect twist of lemon on top of an already pretty weird band'

Greig performing in London; until the late 1960s he had worked mainly as a drummer

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His roll call of collaborators was impressive; it included Bilk, Melly, Fawkes and Lyttelton

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Florence and the Latrine - drummer gets locked in the loo before gig

Chart stars Florence and The Machine were almost late for a live radio gig - after their drummer got locked in the loo.

High note: Alt-J on stage at Reading Festival 2012

Alt-J, Electric Ballroom, London

There's a rumble throughout much of Alt-J's set: it's the sort of dubstep, bass heavy production that makes them sound oh-so 'now', layered as it is under folky guitar and vocal harmonies. Think James Blake meets Mumford & Sons (but please, let's refrain from the tag 'folk-step', a term more juddering than their basslines).

My Fantasy Band: Melody Prochet, Melody's Echo Chamber

'I've never heard dad play bass but it'd be cool to hang out'

Album: Courtney Pine, House of Legends (Destin-E)

A threnody for Stephen Lawrence, songs about escaped slaves and dedications to activist Claudia Jones, bandleader Leslie "Jiver" Hutchinson and Nelson Mandela are among the contents of Pine's typically expansive new release.

Jimmy Savile portrait buyer tells charity: ‘Keep the money, but I don’t want the painting’

A woman who spent £400 on a portrait of Jimmy Savile at a charity auction just days before the allegations about his paedophilia made headlines across the country has told the charity: “Keep the money, but I don’t want the painting”.

Album: Salvador Trio, Tristeza/Salvador Trio (Mr Bongo

The best tracks on these two mid-1960s albums by the trio of Brazilian pianist Dom Salvador have a rhythmic density that could still get chin-strokers dancing.

The hunk: McFly's Dougie Poynter

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I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! winner Dougie Poynter has described how he tried to kill himself after his life became "a relentless hell".

Cold Specks, Union Chapel, London

When Al Spx sings away from the mic, her earthy vocal carries through the airy nave, proving this a fine match of venue and performer: a cavernous church, with its hard, cramped pews, and the stark spirituality of this Canadian singer/songwriter.

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