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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.

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Syd Barrett's career was over as soon as it had begun. Its zenith and nadir followed each other in a matter of months. In autumn 1964, a charming, romantic, artistically inclined youth of 16, he joined a rudimentary blues band called the Tea Set and changed their name to Pink Floyd, after the Christian names of two obscure North Carolina bluesmen.

John Rentoul: The fallacy that continues to dog Project Cameron

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Lesley Duncan: Singer and songwriter who worked with Elton John and Pink Floyd

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On the agenda: Storm Thorgerson; Love at First Bite; Apple iPad; Gloverall's pac-a-duffle; Cambridge Wordfest; Alchemy

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Storming in: From Ummagumma to Elegy

Storm Thorgerson, the designer of over 400 album covers, whose iconic artwork plotted the aesthetics of Pink Floyd, talks to Matilda Battersby about his creative journey.

Storm Thorgerson - My art on their sleeves

Pink Floyd, Muse, Biffy Clyro... graphic artist Storm Thorgerson on his iconic cover designs

It's an album – not a collection of tracks

Judge backs Pink Floyd in legal battle to prevent record company selling individual songs on iTunes

Pink Floyd win court battle with EMI

Pink Floyd won a ruling at the High Court today which will bar record company EMI selling single downloads from their concept albums.

Pink Floyd take EMI to court in royalties row

Rock band Pink Floyd launched a High Court action against EMI yesterday in a dispute over the calculation of online royalty payments and marketing of their music.

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