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Originally issued to confound Liver Than You'll Ever Be, a bootleg live album from the same American tour, Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out! arguably captured the Stones at the height of their powers, around the time of Let It Bleed, when they had found a more potent way out of the hippie impasse than most of their peers.

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As the world now knows, Boris Johnson is an old Etonian who was a bit of a prat at Oxford. It isn't the worst thing about him. Yet, as party lines are drawn for a general election, our obsession with where politicians received their education is second only to the shattering importance of their wives' wardrobes.

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Tina Turner may have famously sung that ‘We don’t need another hero’ but Activision seem to disagree as they unleash a fifth generation of their guitar simulation series upon us.

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Such is the contradiction of Johnny Hallyday, a giant in his native France whose music never travelled. John Lichfield reports on his farewell tour

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When Ron Mael springs from a bed to open proceedings, he leaps up as if this duo had just recorded 1974's breakthrough album Kimono My House, not last year's 21st effort, Exotic Creatures of the Deep.

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Fans were treated to all the hits belted out in style, while across town rockabilly got a modern twist

Album: Candi Staton, Who's Hurting Now? (Honest Jons)

Like her acclaimed 2006 comeback album His Hands, Candi Staton's latest was produced by Lambchop's Mark Nevers and follows much the same formula of smouldering Southern soul commentaries on the rocky terrain of relationships, tempered with nods to faith-based redemption.

Story of the Song - River Deep, Mountain High, Ike & Tina Turner (1966)

Ike and Tina Turner's Archive Series, a six-CD round-up of studio takes and alternative cuts, goes behind the wall of sound on one of the pair's enduring classics.

White and Keys record new Bond theme

White Stripes frontman Jack White and soul singer Alicia Keys have recorded the next Bond theme tune - Another Way To Die.

The Wasp who became a giant: Last hurrah for an icon built of steel

Lawrence Dallaglio, who has bestrode the game of rugby for more than a decade, will play his last game before 82,000 at Twickenham tomorrow. There could be no more fitting finale, writes Chris Hewett

Wasps 21 Bath 10: Battered and bruised Wasps earn Dallaglio one final hurrah

Some people thought it might be over for Lawrence Bruno Nero Dallaglio at Adams Park yesterday. It's not yet. By the final whistle, the place was more like the set of MASH than the scene of a Guinness Premiership play-off semi-final – what with Danny Cipriani on his way to hospital in one ambulance, Tom Voyce waiting to depart in another, with James Haskell standing at pitch-side with an ice pack on his head and with a 14-man Wasps side fielding a makeshift front row and back line. Like the old gun-slinger he has always been, though, Dallaglio was not just still standing but standing tall.

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