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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Monday 21 February 2011
The Leyton Orient chairman Barry Hearn joked yesterday that the revenue from his side's lucrative FA Cup replay with Arsenal next week would "cover the legal expenses" of challenging West Ham's move to the nearby Olympic Stadium.
Tura Satana: Amazonian star of Russ Meyer’s cult classic film ‘Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!’
Thursday 10 February 2011
The maverick director John Waters might have been exaggerating slightly when he called Russ Meyer's 1965 cult classic Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! "the greatest film ever made", but it has certainly become one of the most referenced movies of all time, and is now a touchstone of popular culture. Vaughan Arnell paid homage to it when he directed the Spice Girls' video for "Say You'll Be There", the group's second No 1 single, in 1996, and Anton Corbijn also riffed on it when he filmed a clip for "All These Things That I've Done" by the Las Vegas band The Killers in 2004.
Monday 24 January 2011
The cast of the comedy drama Glee have smashed Elvis Presley's record for the fastest act to score 20 top 40 hits, according to the Official Charts Company. Stars of the television show took 57 weeks to achieve the feat, with Toxic entering the singles chart at No 40. Presley took 88 weeks to achieve 20 hits.
Friday 14 January 2011
Monday 10 January 2011
Hundreds of Elvis Presley fans – including the freed Chilean miner Edison Pena, who has been on a whirlwind tour of Memphis – gathered at Graceland to sing "Happy Birthday" on what would have been the rock 'n' roll icon's 76th birthday.
Friday 24 December 2010
With his dark, curly hair and handsome looks, Tony Curtis began his film career playing small roles as gangsters or juvenile delinquents before his popularity with teenagers won him stardom in swashbuckling fantasies such as The Prince Who Was a Thief and The Black Shield of Falworth. Elvis Presley is said to have modelled his hairstyle on Curtis, whose marriage to the equally attractive Janet Leigh made the pair a popular subject of fan magazines throughout the Fifties.
Friday 17 December 2010
Thursday 11 November 2010
Memorabilia belonging to Elvis Presley is to go under the hammer, it was announced today.
Friday 05 November 2010
Friday 29 October 2010
Saturday 16 October 2010
Cheers, confetti and a plate of fish sandwiches greeted the first survivors of the San Jose mine rescue to return home early yesterday, as three of the fittest members of "Los 33" were given the all-clear to be discharged from hospital in Copiapo.
Monday 20 September 2010
Visiting RCA Studio B in Nashville can be an eerie experience because the place has changed so little since the early 1960s, when the American sound engineer Bill Porter recorded 150 tracks by Elvis Presley, including the Transatlantic chart-toppers "It's Now or Never", "Are You Lonesome Tonight?", "Surrender" and "Good Luck Charm" on a then state-of-the-art three-track machine.
Sunday 12 September 2010
Should Elvis have made more rockabilly records? Definitely.
Sunday 12 September 2010
Tuesday 20 July 2010
The first record I bought was...
Earth, Wind & Fire - Greatest Hits Volume 1 on cassette. It was originally for my sister but i stole it back
Thousands of teenage girls enduring debilitating illnesses after routine school cancer vaccination
Migrants in Kos: Photos show real tragedy after Brits abroad complain of 'awkward' holidays
British tourists complain that impoverished boat migrants are making holidays 'awkward' in Kos
Michael Gove determined to scrap the Human Rights Act – even if Scotland retains it
Threat to scrap Human Rights Act could see UK follow Nazi example, warns UN official
Church of England 'one generation away from extinction' after dramatic loss of followers
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