This week marks the 30th anniversary of BBC banning radio play of Frankie Goes To Hollywood's 'Relax'
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Thursday 04 October 2012
London's Piccadilly Lights are being emblazoned with lines of poetry in a first for the world-famous landmark.
Wednesday 03 October 2012
Teens were easy prey in an era with different morals
Tuesday 02 October 2012
Beatles fans can see another artistic side of John Lennon in New York this week.
Saturday 29 September 2012
'Rodriguez is pretty much sex on vocal chords'
Tuesday 31 July 2012
Sarah Jessica Parker is the latest star to be drawn into the Glee firmament. The former Sex and the City actress is to play the online editor of Vogue on the show, according to an announcement at the weekend. She follows in the wake of Britney Spears, who appeared as herself in 2010, and Gwyneth Paltrow, who played a frisky teacher in 2011.
Saturday 28 July 2012
'Keith Richards is my favourite guitarist. It's amazing he's still walking'
Saturday 30 June 2012
The latest Sonic adventures...
Saturday 09 June 2012
A lost recording of John Lennon and Yoko Ono celebrating the release of one of the Sixties' most famous "political" prisoners over the phone has come to light, just as he appears at an anniversary concert in London.
Sunday 06 May 2012
Cheer up! Yoko wants your smile at the Serpentine
Friday 20 April 2012
Guitarist Bert Weedon, who played with stars including Frank Sinatra and inspired millions to pick up the instrument with his Play In A Day books, has died at the age of 91.
Monday 09 April 2012
Towel? Check. Glasses? Check. Fine-tooth bone saw? Mustn't forget that. Leonardo Da Vinci, artist, scientist and keen dissector, was also fond of the to-do list. An example, from a 16th-century notebook, goes on display at Buckingham Palace next month. It includes a packing list for a study trip, as well as reminders to, among other things, "get anatomy books bound" and, "find a human skull".
Friday 09 March 2012
This fascinating Atlantic outpost combines colonial history with great beaches, as Simon Calder reveals.
The Barometer: Girls; Belle & Sebastian; Death Grips; Katy B; Peace; Bon Iver; Sleigh Bells; The Pains of Being Pure At Heart; Die Hard
Friday 02 March 2012
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Tuesday 10 January 2012
A new exhibition of star-hunter photos, faux movie star poses and archive magazine images turns the lens on our celebrity culture
Thursday 05 January 2012
Sultan Khan was a hereditary sarangiya – a sarangi player – and one of the preeminent Hindustani or Northern Indian classical soloists of our age. He played one of the most brutish-looking instruments humanity has ever devised. Yet the voices that he coaxed from this squat, bowed, stringed instrument were divine. The instrument's name derives from two words meaning "100 colours", but Sultan Khan proved that the sarangi hid many more than that. Many hold it to be the instrument able to capture the nuances and tonal range of the human voice the most faithfully. Many – Mickey Hart, the Grateful Dead drummer-turned-Smithsonian Folkwayswallah who recorded him included – hold sarangi to be the greatest melody instrument ever devised. And without question, Khan was one of sarangi's all-time virtuosi.
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'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner takes Ukip MP Mark Reckless to task moments after he is sworn in
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