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Diary: Nighy horses around

Another sorry tale of a frisky celebrity mounting something they shouldn't, I'm afraid. Bill Nighy, who has been in Cambridge since last month filming a new spy thriller, Page Eight, with Rachel Weisz and Ralph Fiennes, was reprimanded by the local authorities after engaging in a spot of illicit horseplay. Cambridge University's scurrilous student newspaper The Tab alleges that, during a break in filming, the mischievous star, 61, spotted a sculpture of a horse in the grounds of Jesus College and decided to try straddling it, with a crew member filming his antics for posterity. Before he could get his leg over, however, he was chastised by an irate college porter, and so scuttled sheepishly away.

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Rock opera is back – and one bombastic band is leading the charge. Simon Hardeman fears the rebirth of a bloated monster

Enter Desmond, exit Airey – with a sting in her tail

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DJ Taylor: Happy and glorious: a royal renaissance and our vintage years

The most hardened republicans are warming to the Queen, who is having a bumper summer. But then, everyone and everything gets better with age

We thought they had it all – now baby boomers get own TV channel

It is the generation that has had it all: five decades of peace and prosperity, technological and social revolution bringing longer and more fulfilled lives, followed by fat pensions. Now, when they are tired of roaring about on their new motorbikes, working out at the gym or renovating their Umbrian farmhouses, the baby-boomer generation will be able to relax with its own television channel.

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The Who, Royal Albert Hall, London

Quadrophenia was an exercise in nostalgia even when the Who released the concept album in 1973.

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Brett Anderson and the gang reminded us just how brilliant they were in an astonishing one-off reunion concert for charity

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Long live rock! The Who at the Super Bowl

Their generation? Bus-pass holders heading for the Zimmer. Yet tonight, resurgent in the US after five decades in the business, they play the Super Bowl. Barney Hoskyns salutes The Who

Gavin Bond: Music: Striking a rock and roll pose

These photographs of rock'n'roll royalty, taken by the celebrity photographer Gavin Bond, include shots of The Killers, Gwen Stefani, Grace Jones, Katy Perry and Girls Aloud.

Beatles to Bowie: the 60s exposed, National Portrait Gallery, London

The Sixties? It was the decade when popular music in Britain threw off the shackles of America, became shaped and defined by photographic imagery as never before, and when the worlds of pop and fashion eagerly jumped into bed together. This comprehensive show at the National Portrait Gallery, which looks at Britpop year by year, gives us many of those defining images by Beaton, Bailey and others, and much else too – umpteen examples of the new pop and fashion magazines that flourished in that decade; sheet music; archival film of such pioneering TV shows as Ready, Steady, Go!; record covers, and all this to the accompaniment of the music of that decade.

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