Arts and Entertainment Glory days: US singer Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen has scored his tenth UK number one album with High Hopes, beating the likes of David Bowie and Michael Jackson.

Billy Lee Riley: Charismatic rock 'n' roller who was eclipsed by Elvis Presley and Jerry Lee Lewis at Sun Records

Sun Records in Memphis is justly famous for discovering Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis and making their first hit singles. In the latter half of the 1950s, it was a very productive label and some of their most exciting records were made by Billy Lee Riley. Riley was to have a long and varied career but never became a chart name. He attributed that to being "in the wrong place at the wrong time with the wrong people."

Elvis Presley is alive and well... in Porthcawl

A slice of Britain: Emily Dugan in the town where every second person seems to be The King himself

Story of the Song: Elvis Presley, In The Ghetto (1969)

Scott "Mac" Davis, an Atlanta-based songwriter, had some success in 1968 thanks to Elvis Presley and "A Little Less Conversation".

365: Modern History, By Gerard Cheshire with John Farndon

A calendar year of the most significant dates in post-war history – each entry is an informative, one- or two-page essay on such events as the invention of the world wide web, the inaugural meeting of the UN, the birth of David Bowie, the break-up of the Beatles, the space-flight of Yuri Gagarin, the assassination of Anwar Sadat, the LA riots, the launch of the first transistor radio, and the election of the world's first female Prime Minister (Ceylon, 20 July 1960).

Album: Elvis Presley, From Elvis in Memphis, (RCA Legacy)

Following the success of the 1968 “comeback” TV special, the Great Galoot returned to his hometown and recorded two albums’ worth of material with local musicians – back in the Memphis pocket, as it were.

101 Albums That Changed Popular Music, By Chris Smith

Though its textbook appearance suggests that this is yet another volume from America's burgeoning rock academia, Smith is actually a US music journalist. He can write well and has a keen eye for a good quote. Bono: "Some bands went to art school. We went to Brian Eno."

DJ Taylor: Picking at the carrion

Why do serious commentators responding to the deaths of popular cultural icons feel the need to project their political preoccupations out over the coffin?

Jackson to make final return to Neverland

Singer divides legacy between mother, children and charities

HMV profits from demise of rivals Zavvi and Woolworths

Music and games sales rise but Waterstone's struggles

The tragic trajectory of a star who fell to earth

Michael Jackson enjoyed fame on an unprecedented scale, but he was unable to deal with it. David Hepworth, who has followed the highs and lows of his career, explains why

For sale: a doctor's memories of Marilyn and Elvis

Pill bottles that belonged to Elvis Presley, a selection of Marilyn Monroe's off-licence receipts and some of the last items of clothing that either star wore before their untimely deaths are to be sold at auction in Las Vegas.

La fin for the original French pop idol

Such is the contradiction of Johnny Hallyday, a giant in his native France whose music never travelled. John Lichfield reports on his farewell tour

Album: Elvis Presley, I Believe: the Gospel Masters (Sony)

Rarely does a year go by without some new reconfiguration of Elvis Presley's back catalogue.

Album: Marianne Faithfull, Easy Come, Easy Go (Naive)

The grandé dame of postmodern torch songs is reunited here with US producer Hal Wilner and surrounded by choice players, from guitarists Marc Ribot and Barry Reynolds to Cat Power, Nick Cave and Keith Richards.

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