It must be incalculably bizarre to have two such men as possible fathers
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Monday 09 September 2013
The first recording made by legendary opera singer Luciano Pavarotti has gone straight to the top of the classical artist album charts six years after he died.
Friday 21 June 2013
Amy Winehouse’s battered black suitcase is crammed with photos of her family and friends. There is the red jumper she wore as her Sylvia Young School uniform with her name label, as well as her record collection, passes for gigs and her first guitar. These are just a few of the intimate objects on show at Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait at London’s Jewish Museum in Camden, where Winehouse lived, that have been lovingly put together by her brother Alex and his wife Riva, just two years since she died in 2011.
Wednesday 29 May 2013
The mayor hailed the “historic moment” that two French people of the same sex were united in marriage.
Sunday 20 January 2013
Take one room, spin it through 90 degrees and let a gravity-defying Frenchman loose in it. Then prepare to be amazed
Sunday 21 October 2012
Champion makes light of heavy going in farewell race by showing fighting quality to take unbeaten run to 14 races against top opposition
Thursday 10 May 2012
It was bad enough when Iggy Pop, once the embodiment of self-mutilating, rock n’ roll excess, reinvented himself as a motor insurance salesman.
Saturday 21 April 2012
He persuaded his father to buy him his first guitar, for 15 shillings in London’s Petticoat Lane market
Friday 23 March 2012
One man does more to shape our music industry than any other. As he begins another star search, the svengali talks to our guest editor David Walliams.
Friday 23 March 2012
Hitmaker Simon Cowell tells David Walliams what it's like to be Britain's biggest pop maestro
Friday 17 February 2012
Drums - Picasso
I've always wondered what he could do with a pair of sticks.
Wednesday 07 December 2011
The singer Violetta Villas, who has died aged 73, was a coloratura soprano who spurned opera for popular music, a Polish singer who became a caberet star in Las Vegas and who was trapped for years behind the Iron Curtain when she flew home to tend to her dying mother.
Friday 28 January 2011
Passengers at Manchester Airport will be greeted by holograms of staff from next week in a bid to reduce security check queues.
Thursday 20 January 2011
They called themselves "The Clan" and "The Summit". The press termed them the "Rat Pack", after the group of roistering friends who had attached themselves to Humphrey Bogart a decade earlier. Bogart and his coterie, which included Frank Sinatra, were never photographed at play. Their successors – Frank Sinatra again, but this time with Peter Lawford, Sammy Davis Jnr and Dean Martin – were, in private snaps never intended to be published. The images have now been recovered from a cardboard box of negatives found in a photographic agent's office.
Friday 05 November 2010
Monday 13 September 2010
Sir Elton John is to team up with chart-topping star Plan B at this year's Electric Proms, it was announced today.
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