1. Thomas Terry Hoar Stevens, born in Finchley in 1911, is best known by which stage name?
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Wednesday 17 October 2012
It'll cost you a grand to get VIP seats for the Rolling Stones at the 02 arena - but maybe it's worth it to see the passing of a piece of modern history
Saturday 06 October 2012
Young Cajun garage-rockers Mama Rosin have found their perfect producer in Jon Spencer: an alliance of primitivist spirits keen to keep a roots music-form out of the museum, much as with Spencer's earlier work with bluesman RL Burnside.
Friday 24 August 2012
Music fans have been told that two UK concerts by singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen have been switched to a different venue about 75 miles away.
Saturday 11 August 2012
Success in songwriting is as much a lottery as a measure of true quality.
Saturday 07 July 2012
After two dozen albums in two decades, Sun Kil Moon's Mark Kozelek remains as melancholy as ever.
Friday 29 June 2012
Respected music magazine The Word is to close after nine years.
Mark Bruce Company, Wilton's Music Hall, London
Ballroom of Joys and Sorrows, Palace Theatre, Watford
Sunday 03 June 2012
If you see a wilder hour on a British stage this year, I'll eat his hat
Sunday 20 May 2012
After his 1980s comeback, Jones spent two decades milking his kitsch appeal. Now, he wants us to take him seriously (and turn a blind eye to his participation in BBC1's execrable The Voice).
Wednesday 18 April 2012
"I know I'll collect so many phone numbers from all these beautiful ladies," claims Carlos Marín, the diminutive, gleaming Spanish baritone. A section of "beautiful ladies" at the front hold up cards with their phone numbers on. It's cruise-ship entertainment from Simon Cowell's operatic pop quartet, which he formed in 2004, presumably under lab conditions. His experiment has spawned five staggeringly successful albums (the latest being last year's Wicked Game) and sold over 26 million records
Thursday 12 April 2012
Who lives in a house like this? There's dirty laundry all over the floor, piles of records strewn around, life drawings hanging in the bathroom and war medals displayed on the walls. Why, it's Pete Doherty, of course, the free-spirited scamp. In a video recorded for NME's website, the 33-year-old musician gives viewers a tour of his cramped Paris apartment.
Monday 02 April 2012
Sony Music Entertainment is among several suitors that are seeking to acquire the live music business of HMV, the embattled entertainment retailer, for about £65m.
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- 2 Council bans use of word ‘Commie’ – but ‘fascist’ and ‘Nazi’ are fine
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- 5 Mass murder in the Middle East is funded by our friends the Saudis