Whack on some Mariah Carey but leave the Cliff Richard to grandma
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Tuesday 06 August 2013
At the end of Blam! the audience catapulted themselves to their feet as one and applauded wildly in a riotous standing ovation. Every festival has one totally unexpected hit and at Edinburgh 2013 it is Blam!.
Saturday 20 July 2013
I arrived in Detroit ready to roll, ready to rock. At last I was in Henry Ford's Motor City, where he conceived the Model T, the vehicle that made modern America. Finally, I was in the place where Motown was born, where Berry Gordy built a musical dynasty: Diana Ross and the Supremes, Smokey Robinson, the Jackson 5. For me, Detroit was iconic, a symbol of America in its mid-20th-century pomp.
Freddie Starr rearrested over further allegations of sexual offences by officers from Operation Yewtree
Wednesday 24 April 2013
The comedian Freddie Starr has been rearrested over further allegations of sexual offences, it has emerged.
Wednesday 09 January 2013
When the email arrived, announcing the surprise return of the master of musical reinvention, it was titled, appropriately "where is David Bowie?"
Wednesday 21 November 2012
The BBC could drop its archive repeats of Top Of The Pops in the wake of the Jimmy Savile scandal.
Saturday 13 October 2012
TV pick of the week: Freddie Mercury - The Great Pretender: An Imagine Special
Saturday 06 October 2012
Annoyingly, the Beeb's Kenny Everett story really was in the best possible taste
Friday 05 October 2012
Personality who cannot be named is alleged to have assaulted 14-year-old
Monday 01 October 2012
A biopic of Kenny Everett should be compelling TV, says James Rampton
Saturday 18 August 2012
Given the omissions necessary to a truly definitive account of the Sixties UK folk-rock boom – no Michael Chapman, Roy Harper, Davey Graham or Anne Briggs, let alone Donovan and Cat Stevens – Electric Eden offers a vivid enough account of this magical period of British music history.
Friday 27 July 2012
This may come as a surprise to those who haven’t heard anything by Mika since he made a splash with “Grace Kelly” in 2007, but he is still making music. Tonight, he’s writhing around stage, soaking up the adoration from the fans who’ve followed his career over the years, and who actually know, unlike some of the rest of us, that he’s about to release his third album.
Tuesday 03 July 2012
Blur last night debuted two new tracks in a live performance from a balcony at a secret London location.
Sunday 01 April 2012
Sunday 01 April 2012
Where do outsider musicians go if the mainstream never lets them in? They stay outside, clawing at the window panes like Emily Brontë ghosts.
Climate change: 2015 will be the hottest year on record 'by a mile', experts say
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches, it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don’t change Europe’s attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
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