Bruce Springsteen has scored his tenth UK number one album with High Hopes, beating the likes of David Bowie and Michael Jackson.
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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.
Friday 21 June 2013
Where are you now and what can you see?
Wednesday 19 June 2013
Country singer Slim Whitman has died at the age of 90 in Florida.
Tuesday 21 May 2013
Sir Elton John, Kinks star Ray Davies and Elvis Costello will top the bill at a new outdoor summer festival in London's Hyde Park.
Sunday 28 April 2013
Weddings, bar mitzvahs, courtrooms? It turns out that being an Elvis impersonator can be criminal
Friday 19 April 2013
The evangelical preacher Billy Graham said, “I would rather hear Bev Shea sing than anyone I know”, and Shea was an integral part of his crusades, performing with Graham at huge arenas and effectively preparing the way for his addresses. He modestly said that he was never the main attraction, but he sold millions of albums and became the world's leading gospel singer.
Monday 15 April 2013
Tomorrow, the music played at Margaret Thatcher’s funeral will be Elgar’s “Nimrod” and “I Vow To Thee My Country”. Given this week’s chart, er, ding-dong it was always unlikely that a tune from the Top 10 would soundtrack proceedings (Maggie never took to Duke Dumont). But what other inappropriate chart offerings have there been in the week of a former PM’s death?
Wednesday 10 April 2013
I went to a West End theatre on Sunday night – not something I would normally mention in this column, but it was rather a special occasion.
Sunday 07 April 2013
Monopoly has a special place in my heart.
Sunday 24 March 2013
New research suggests being early to rise won't make you wealthy or wise
'Toffishness and twittishness' - Boris Johnson spills beans on Bullingdon Club and reveals childhood ambition to be 'world king'
Tuesday 19 March 2013
In a BBC profile 'Boris Johnson: The Irresistible Rise' London's mayor also reveals his ambition to be British Prime Minister
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 21 December 2012
Emma-Lee Moss and her Ash frontman beau get into the festive groove
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.
Climate change: 2015 will be the hottest year on record 'by a mile', experts say
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
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
- 1 More than 11,000 Icelanders offer to house Syrian refugees to help European crisis
- 4 Make your voice heard: Sign The Independent's petition to welcome refugees
- 5 Refugee crisis: Aylan's life was full of fear - in death, he is part of 'humanity washed ashore'