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With tower blocks peeping above the tree line, Liverpool's Sefton Park is just a stroll from Penny Lane and a city steeped in a history of poverty and division.

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Karen Millen has become the latest fashion retailer to sign up a celebrity photographer to promote its autumn and winter collection.

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One Direction: This Is Us: Liam Payne says there could be a sequel to Morgan Spurlock's documentary

One Direction star Liam Payne said making the boyband's new film was "nerve-wracking" but there could be a follow-up if it is a hit.

Fred C Dobbs offers brilliantly crafted, summer rock'n'roll

The Playlist: Drake / Fred C Dobbs / Dead Girlfriends

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Clement on stage in Nashville earlier this year

Jack Clement: Nashville legend who worked with Johnny Cash, U2 and Jerry Lee Lewis

"Cowboy" Jack Clement was one of the renaissance men of American music. A maverick original, his 60-year career was spent mainly within the country genre – writing and publishing hit songs, producing seminal albums (many in his own studios), recording in his own right, working as a DJ in his later years and even producing a horror film which has gained a cult following.

Album: Buddy Guy, Rhythm & Blues (RCA-Silvertone)

Buddy Guy is now 76 and can lay claim to special status as a near-sole survivor of Chicago's era of eminence in the 1950s and 1960s.

Album: James Govan, Wanted - The Fame Recordings (Kent)

The one time I visited Beale Street in Memphis I walked into the Rum Boogie Cafe and this guy was singing lead, looking a little battered but sounding great.

Album: Katmen, The Katmen Cometh (Decca)

Katmen are Slim Jim Phantom, the snare-beating Stray Cat, and Darrel Higham, who twangs a fat Gretsch behind his wife, Imelda May, plus bassist Al Gare.

Musician Luke Haines

Music review: Luke Haines, The Borderline, London

"Hangman hangman, hang me a man, any old man will do," Luke Haines maintains on "A Badger Called Nick Love" from the 45-year-old's characteristically eccentric (and menacing) new concept record, Rock and Roll Animals.

Jean Shrimpton, 1963

'Icons' exhibition shows a Proud history of popular culture

An exhibition featuring some of the 20th-century’s most iconic figures in music, film and fashion opens at a London gallery on Thursday.

Number one: X Factor star Jahmene Douglas

Mixed success for X Factor stars as Jahmene Douglas hits number one but One Direction lose out to Avicii

X Factor veterans had mixed fortunes at the top of the charts this week as Jahmene Douglas went straight in at number one with his debut album but One Direction lost out to all-conquering Avicii in the singles.

Album: Mayer Hawthorne, Where Does This Door Go (Republic)

After his sensitive soul-boy debut and a major label follow-up that flirted with ELO-style cleverness, Michigan auteur Hawthorne has synthesised his influences into perfect power pop, with the help of producers including Pharrell Williams.

Album: Luke Haines, Rock and Roll Animals (Cherry Red)

After alternate English histories and wrestlers' inner monologues, the insanely prolific and prolifically insane Auteur turns to children's fables.

Beach boy: Thom Yorke rocks a ‘surfer dude’ look, to front new band Atoms for Peace

Simon Price on Atoms for Peace: Nice grooves, Thom – shame about the moves

If you'd told the average Radiohead fan 20 years ago that their leader would one day be on stage with his hair in a scrunchy, wheeling his fist like he was at an old-skool rave, while the bassist from the Red Hot Chili Peppers gyrated next to him like an ape wrestling a rubber python, they'd have looked at you with the kind of paranoid mistrust that extended exposure to Radiohead's music engenders.

Album review: Luke Haines, Rock and Roll Animals (Cherry Red)

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