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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Friday 13 March 2009
Gutsy trouper that she is, Marianne Faithfull has always striven beyond the limitations of her voice, finding compensation in brave choices of material and intriguing settings
Sunday 25 January 2009
The Irrepressibles are one of Britain's best-kept secrets, noted for their orchestral arrangements, dramatic songs, theatrical costumes and the soaring voice of Jamie McDermott.
Friday 23 January 2009
<a href="http://jerometaylor.independentminds.livejournal.com/1145.html">Jerome Taylor: Lisa Marie, Scientology and a little more transparency</a>
Wednesday 07 January 2009
Lisa Marie Presley, daughter of Elvis, has written a blog on her Myspace page defending fellow Scientologist and friend John Travolta, saying the controversial religion had nothing to do with the recent death of Travolta's son Jett.
Monday 29 December 2008
Sunday 23 November 2008
Thursday 30 October 2008
Wednesday 29 October 2008
When the BBC launched its first Gaelic language channel in Scotland last month, the first night's line-up featured a comedy drama about the disembodied spirit of Elvis Presley on the Isle of Lewis and a performance from a ceilidh band from the Isle of Skye.
Sunday 14 September 2008
Saturday 30 August 2008
Sunday 13 July 2008
Wednesday 09 July 2008
God bless Joan Rivers. Last month, the 75-year-old gargoyle with the rapier tongue suffered the indignity of being booted off ITV's anodyne chat show, Loose Women, for letting loose a volley of expletives. Did the producers not realise that this is Rivers' shtick – and has been for the last 40 years? In any case, the incident made her a particularly delicious choice to present Ed Sullivan and the Gateway to America (BBC Radio 2, Tuesday), a documentary about the censorious TV host who ruled the Sunday-night ratings for 23 years.
Sunday 29 June 2008
Friday 06 June 2008
The first record I bought was...
“Happenings Ten Years Time Ago” by The Yardbirds in Los Angeles, in the late Sixties.
The first gig I went to was...
The Rolling Stones in Los Angeles when I was 18 years old. I was dressed to emulate them, trying to look like I was in an English band.
Friday 06 June 2008
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a white stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
Russian warships in English Channel 'to conduct anti-aircraft and anti-submarine military drills'
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