Without him... folk music would not have flourished as it did
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Wednesday 22 January 2014
Soho Theatre, London
Saturday 11 January 2014
Monday 30 December 2013
High Hopes was made available for download for a few hours on Saturday
Tuesday 10 December 2013
Rudimental, The 1975, Passenger and The Waterboys will also play in June
Saturday 07 December 2013
For Bob Dylan fans, the moment he plugged in his electric guitar at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival, signalling a departure from his folk roots, has gone down in history. Yesterday, the Fender Stratocaster on which he plucked and strummed his first electrified notes to a live audience sold for $965,000 (£590,000) — the highest price ever paid for a guitar at auction.
Friday 06 December 2013
The singer's handwritten draft of "Born to Run" was sold in New York
Monday 02 December 2013
The musician likened Croatians to Nazis and slave owners
Sunday 01 December 2013
Watch the videos below to take in tracks from this week's Playlist.
Wednesday 27 November 2013
There's nothing like watching a sprightly 72-year-old to make you feel more youthful
Friday 22 November 2013
Damon Albarn is a busy man. In between touring with Blur – and work ing on an upcoming solo album – last month he was in Mali recording Africa Express Presents: Maison Des Jeunes, the second album by the collective of African and Western musicians and producers. The album, download-able on 9 December, includes Lobi Traoré Band and Moussa Traoré alongside Brian Eno, Django Django's David Maclean, Ghostpoet and Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Nick Zinner. The same day, a launch show at Oval Space, east London, will feature Songhoy Blues and Kankou Kouyate's first ever UK performances, Ghostpoet and Maclean, and the premiere of the film of the 2012 train tour. The physical release will follow in early 2014.
Monday 18 November 2013
Bob Dylan's new iron sculpture exhibition is lacking dynamism, but the musician proves himself to be a talented polymath rather than a hobbyist
Friday 15 November 2013
The Saints have big-name fans. Bruce Springsteen covered their “Just Like Fire Would” every night of a recent tour, and Bob Geldof said only three bands changed rock in the Seventies – the Pistols, the Ramones and The Saints. Like the Pistols, the Saints were spat out by an uncomprehending EMI, but they kept going, and here they were promoting an excellent 14th album, King of the Sun.
Wednesday 13 November 2013
He might be better known for writing songs about women and politics, but fans of Bruce Springsteen can now study his thoughts and interpretations of the bible, at one of the USA’s oldest universities.
Album review: The Band, Live at the Academy of Music 1971 (Capitol) and The Band/Various Artists, The Last Waltz (Warner Music/Rhino)
Friday 04 October 2013
Albums of the Week: Americana beauty from a group at the peak of their powers
Wednesday 11 September 2013
Given the banalities and blandishments expressed by many of the current crop of so-called singer-songwriters who rely on a coterie of collaborators, it's refreshing to listen to Justin Currie, currently touring Lower Reaches, his third solo album since Del Amitri went on a hiatus that will end in January.
The secret report that helps Israelis to hide facts
A day in the life of Vladimir Putin: The dictator in his labyrinth
Were 'Poor Doors' added to mixed developments so wealthy residents don't have to go in alongside social housing tenants?
Arizona execution lasts two hours as killer Joseph Wood left 'snorting and gasping' for air
A new Russian revolution: The cracks are starting to appear in Putin’s Kremlin power bloc
Opponents of Israel's military operation in Gaza are the real enemies of Middle Eastern peace
- 1 Secret Cinema: Why were Back to the Future screenings cancelled?
- 2 Christians: The world's most persecuted people
- 3 The secret report that helps Israelis to hide facts
- 4 Danish TV reporter is all business up top, all party down below
- 5 Ross Burden dead: MasterChef and Ready Steady Cook star, dies aged 45