The Selecter are the forgotten band of the 2-Tone movement. The group, fronted by the striking-looking, strong-voiced Pauline Black, embodied the label's multi-racial ethos as much as The Specials, and appeared with them and Madness on Top of the Pops in November 1979. Within days, teenagers all over the UK were rifling through jumble stores to find black suits and pork-pie hats.
What Katy did next was sadly lacking a grain of substance
American hip-hop troupe the Black Eyed Peas are set to pass a UK recording industry milestone this week by becoming the first band to sell one million copies of a single purely on the strength of downloads.
A pram isn’t just a practical piece of equipment. It’s also a status symbol, a fashion statement – and a moral choice, finds mum-to-be Clare Dwyer Hogg
"I really did come here last time I was meant to play," says Santogold, by way of explanation for the rescheduling of this date from a little over a month ago. "I just couldn't talk!"
The queen of pop subdivides and rules
They may be style icons, but as Myleene Klass becomes the latest famous-mum-turned-designer, should they be telling us how to clothe our children? By Susie Mesure
Rock's solid patter finds a couple of stony patches