This week marks the 30th anniversary of BBC banning radio play of Frankie Goes To Hollywood's 'Relax'
The Plastic Ono Band
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Friday 12 June 2009
Sunday 07 June 2009
Sunday 01 March 2009
Some things don't change, and sometimes we should be grateful. This is Cale's 16th solo effort and the first in five years (discounting the 2006 joint venture with Eric Clapton). For those who don't know, Cale embodies the widescreen yet intimate Okie choogle: big horizon, small amplitude, middling tempo – relaxed, wise, blue and boogiferous. This time the great man turns up his rhythm program a notch and boosts his voice in the mix – he even alludes to jazz vocalese on "Who Knew?". But that's your lot.
Delaney Bramlett: Singer, songwriter and producer who worked with Lennon, Harrison, Clapton and Hendrix
Monday 29 December 2008
For a couple of years, in 1969 and 1970, Delaney & Bonnie, the gifted duo comprising the singer-songwriter and guitarist Delaney Bramlett and his vocalist wife Bonnie, were the names on the lips of the rock cognoscenti.
Thursday 30 October 2008
MTV Networks announced on Thursday a deal to use songs by The Beatles in a custom video game similar to its popular "Rock Band" video, marking the groundbreaking band's first major plunge into digital music.
Saturday 11 October 2008
Sunday 20 July 2008
On 'Beautiful Future', Primal Scream continue their fantasy of living in an urban war zone (the title track depicts bodies hanging from trees and gas chambers).
Friday 13 June 2008
The King of Rock and Soul's last album Nashville didn't, as far as I recall, get a UK release, but Like a Fire continues its clear country orientation with a satisfying set of country-soul performances, ranging from the almost swamp-funk gospel of Ben Harper's "A Minute to Rest and a Second to Pray" at one extreme to "If I Give My Heart to You", a torch-song in the pioneering black-country tradition established by Ray Charles, at the other.
Saturday 03 May 2008
In the late Sixties and early Seventies, British cinema-goers, and British men in general, had a weakness for Scandinavian women. For a time, the Norwegian actress and model Julie Ege was as ubiquitous as Sweden's Britt Ekland.
Friday 28 March 2008
Tuesday 25 March 2008
He managed Apple records, sang in the chorus of "Yellow Submarine" and was known affectionately within the music industry as the "real fifth Beatle". Few people had such an intimate knowledge of the world's most famous band as Neil Aspinall, who died yesterday in a New York hospital after a short illness.
Monday 24 March 2008
Neil Aspinall, a close friend of the Beatles and the man who ran the Apple music empire, has died, his family said today.
Sunday 10 February 2008
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi: Spiritual leader who introduced millions, including the Beatles, to transcendental meditation
Thursday 07 February 2008
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi was best known as the Beatles' spiritual adviser. During 1967 and 1968, his influence over the Beatles, as well as other western musicians, was at its peak and although their time with him was short, it had a marked impact on their lives and their music: we would not, for example, have the "White Album" without it.
Sunday 27 January 2008
Beatles fans are already travelling the long and winding road to a hotel opening in Liverpool on Friday. Thousands of Fab Four fans have made inquiries about staying at the Hard Days Night Hotel, even before it has opened.
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