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Books of the Year: Music, 'Women take centre stage'

These are boom times for the music memoir. The past 12 months have seen some of the most gifted, groundbreaking and downright gobby musicians tell their stories. But what’s been most notable is that the majority of them are women.

Louis Walsh hints at X-Factor exit

X Factor judge Louis Walsh has suggested that he will bow out of the show after 10 years because he does not want to turn into Sir Bruce Forsyth.

Tributes to John Barry, the man with the Midas touch for movie music

The skill of a great film composer is to marry moving images with sound in such a way that they seem organically linked. Yesterday the superlative John Barry united film and music one last time, as figures from both circles offered tributes to his career on the news of his death at 77.

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