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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Wednesday 04 June 2008
From 1954 until 1958, Hugh Jarrett sang bass in the quartet the Jordanaires, and his distinctive vocals can be heard on many of Elvis Presley's key recordings, including "Hound Dog", "Don't Be Cruel" and "All Shook Up".
Tuesday 27 May 2008
Monday 26 May 2008
Friday 23 May 2008
The list of popular music trends that have scandalised the curtain-twitching classes would take more space than we have here to chronicle.
Saturday 26 April 2008
A few years ago I wrote a story for this paper about a plaque being placed at Prestwick airport in Scotland to mark the only time that Elvis Presley set foot in Britain. It was a brief stop-over on his way to Germany.
Wednesday 09 April 2008
Thursday 03 April 2008
With her 18th chart-topper "Touch My Body", Mariah Carey has overtaken Elvis Presley on the list of artists who have had the most No 1 singles on the Billboard Hot 100, and is now second only to the Beatles.
Sunday 23 March 2008
Sunday 23 March 2008
Tuesday 18 March 2008
Monday 18 February 2008
Fans of the Carpenters call it their Graceland, and a steady trickle have come up the little residential street in suburban Downey, California, ever since the saccharine pop duo featured the house across the fold-out cover of the 1973 album, Now & Then.
Friday 01 February 2008
Saturday 26 January 2008
Thursday 10 January 2008
You can't help feeling sorry for the French, and admiring too. For nearly 50 years they have been waiting for a French international singing star to emerge, so that the rest of the world can bow down and worship. It used to happen in the old days. Maurice Chevalier was a big, big star. So was Jean Sablon. Charles Trenet. And Tino Rossi. All those big French suave stars of the 1930s. They all put France on the map, didn't they?
Friday 04 January 2008
In defence of liberal democracy
The Rothschild Libel: Why has it taken 200 years for an anti-Semitic slur that emerged from the Battle of Waterloo to be dismissed?
General Election 2015: UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power, Labour warns
General election live: SNP suspends two members for disrupting Labour rally
Schools forced to act as 'miniature welfare states' with teachers buying underwear and even haircuts for poor pupils
Andy McSmith's Sketch: Feisty audience is the real star of an enlightening show
- 2 Top Gear: Jodie Kidd, Philip Glenister and Guy Martin 'in advanced talks' to join show
- 3 General Election 2015: 14-year-old boy asks Nick Clegg – 'can you kill Katie Hopkins?'
- 4 University student in court for allegedly covering housemates' food in window cleaner and spit