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Veteran folk and rock performer Roy Harper has been charged with a series of historic sex offences against an under-age girl.

Travel: World Music: The Summer Of 69, Home Counties Style

THE FAROES are 30 years too late; the future of music was sealed in the summer of 1969 - though not at the celebrated Woodstock festival. Instead, southern England was venue for a noisy revolution. Emily (and 15,000 others) saw Pink Floyd play Plumpton, Dylan took a ferry 'cross the Solent to the Isle of Wight, and the Stones spent the afternoon together in London's Hyde Park with an audience equivalent to three times the population of the Faroes .

Music: Sitting pretty after all these years

In a parallel universe, The Pretty Things are bigger than the Stones. But the (not quite so famous) band isn't bitter.

Christmas books: Pop - A couple of thousand Pink Floyd fans can be wrong

Cole Moreton reviews the year's best rock books (and Ian Gillan's)

Music: All lies! A total fabrication!

Roy Harper has given mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to a sheep. He lives in Gormenghast Castle. And he's far, far grumpier than Van Morrison. Still, by all accounts he is a folk legend.

The man who knew everyone

Sometimes, talent isn't enough. Ossie Clark, one of the Sixties' top designers had plenty - but died in poverty and oblivion, killed by his gay lover. By David Thomas

Fab four in the top five 30 years on

ALMOST 30 years after they split up, the Beatles' dominance of the pop world has never been greater, according to the most comprehensive survey of musical tastes ever undertaken. The band has taken four of the top five slots in in the poll of polls, the Top One Thousand Albums Of All Time.

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1 Revolver - The Beatles

Pop Riffs: The First and Last Records Rought by Musician Julia Fordham

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People & Business: German entente not so cordiale

IF YOU thought that the recent announcement of a joint venture between the London Stock Exchange and the Deutsche Borse heralded a new era of warm, cosy relations between the City and the German financial community, think again.

Rock: Especially for us - yet another new Kylie

WHEN Kylie Minogue announced her first run of concerts since the unforgettable Let's Get to It tour of 1991, the burning question was: which Kylie would be performing? She's never quite pulled off a Bowie- esque reinvention, but she has allowed every passing male to give her a makeover. First, under Stock, Aitken and Waterman's influence, she was CuteKylie, the wholesome Neighbours mechanic turned megastar. Then there was SexKylie (Michael Hutchence got her to wear Madonna's cast-offs), then DanceKylie (with The Grid) and ArtyKylie (Nick Cave) and IndieKylie (Manic Street Preachers). And each new identity was an attempt, finally, to be TakenSeriouslyKylie.

Pop: Mind-expanding melodies

One particularly satisfying aspect of the South Bank's "Meltdown" shindig is that John Peel has chosen to support bands most of his colleagues would not even try getting their heads around.

Bands on the run

The Rolling Stones unplugged a UK tour for tax reasons. Will others follow? Cliff Dane writes

Review: Drum 'n' a hot vibe

Intense Jazz Cafe, London

Artists in Pink period

The rock band Pink Floyd will reach another stage of immortality when an exhibition of paintings inspired by their music opens in London today.

Events: Previews

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