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Remembering Progressive Pioneer Kevin Ayers

Even if you knew nothing about Kevin Ayers, a glance at a career that included co-founding Soft Machine, and then recording for Harvest, Island and …

Universal Music

David Crosby on Joni Mitchell: “She was stunningly good, right off the bat”

In the new Uncut: the story of Mitchell's rise to fame, as told by her biggest champions<p>The new issue of <b>Uncut</b> – out today (February 15) – features …

Joni Mitchell

Happy Birthday Yoko

She retains such an energetic inquisitiveness about the world of art, it’s hard to believe that, in earth years, so to speak, Yoko Ono is 84. Born in …

Yoko Ono

Hear Willie Nelson’s new song “Last Man Standing”

It's the title track from his upcoming album, due out April 27<p><b>Willie Nelson</b> will release an album of all-new compositions on April 27, two days …

Britpop

Gibson, rock music's favourite guitar brand, faces bankruptcy

Chuck Berry. Marc Bolan. Eric Clapton. Sheryl Crow. Bob Dylan. The Edge. Dave Grohl. Jimi Hendrix.<p>Diverse musicians with one thing in common: they all played Gibson guitars – an iconic brand that is now under threat.<p>Founded in 1902, the Gibson company started making electric guitars in 1935 and has …

Dave Grohl

Former Magma, Pierre Moerlen’s Gong Violinist Didier Lockwood Dies At 62

Much-respected French jazz violinist Didier Lockwood, who collaborated with Magma and Pierre Moerlen’s Gong, has died after suffering a heart attack. …

Universal Music

Etta James, The Teenage Wallflower

The bold and confident vocal style of <b>Etta James</b> would not lead to her being described as a wallflower — but she first came to fame with a record …

Etta James

The 50 Best Jazz Guitarists Of All Time

Even the very best jazz guitarists rarely receive the attention and plaudits that the genre’s horn blowers – <b>saxophonists</b> and <b>trumpeters</b>, in particular …

Guitar

Deluxe Releases For ‘The Who Live At Fillmore East’ and Pete Townshend’s ‘Who Came First’

The 50th anniversary of the celebrated New York shows of 1968 by The Who will be released by USM as the restored and remastered <i>The Who Live At The</i> …

Pete Townshend

The Who to release Live At The Fillmore East 1968 for 50th anniversary

Pete Townshend's 1972 solo album Who Came First also reissued<p><b>The Who</b> will finally release an official album of their much bootlegged 1968 Fillmore …

Rock Music

Beatles parody band The Rutles announce 2018 tour

Neil Innes and pals take to the road in May and June<p>Veteran <b>Beatles</b> parodists <b>The Rutles</b> have announced a rare UK tour for May and June.<p>Original …

Britpop

The 50 Best Chess Singles Of All Time

How can anyone select the Top 50 best Chess Records singles and not upset at least a few devotees? Eliminating singles from among hundreds of worthy …

Bo Diddley

Hugh Masekela, South African jazz trumpeter, dies aged 78

Man known as father of South African jazz had career spanning more than five decades<p>Trumpeter, composer and singer Hugh Masekela, affectionately known as the ‘father of South African jazz’, has died after a long battle with prostate cancer, domestic media reported on Tuesday. He was 78.<p>In a career …

South Africa

Sandy Denny’s Fairport Farewell, The Classic ‘Liege & Lief’

One of the great bastions of British folk music were in the midst of their pop chart phase in the first month of the 1970s. <b>Fairport Convention</b> had …

Hear Jimi Hendrix cover Muddy Waters’ “Mannish Boy”

He recorded the track with Band Of Gypsys in April 1969<p>March 9 sees the release of <b>Jimi Hendrix</b>‘s Both Sides Of The Sky, the final volume in a trilogy …

Guitar

2002’s Concert For George Harrison reissued as a deluxe box-set

Features performances by Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, Tom Petty and more<p>To celebrate what would have been <b>George Harrison</b>‘s 75th …

Ringo Starr

Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan dies aged 46

Irish singer, whose band has sold more than 40m records, died suddenly in London, her publicist says<p>The Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan has died in London at the age of 46, her publicist has confirmed.<p>A statement from her publicist said: “Irish and international singer Dolores O’Riordan has …

Edwin Hawkins, gospel singer behind Oh Happy Day, dies aged 74

The Grammy winner, who had pancreatic cancer, took gospel from the church to the charts<p>Edwin Hawkins, a gospel choir leader who scored a huge hit with Oh Happy Day in 1969, has died aged 74. He was being treated for pancreatic cancer.<p>Born in Oakland, California, in 1943, Hawkins would go on to …

James Brown, Lost & Found In 1961

In the early years that helped create the legend of the Godfather of Soul, the career of <b>James Brown</b> as a hitmaker was somewhat fitful. He made a …

Five rare vinyl copies of Prince’s ‘Black Album’ have been discovered

It was originally set for release in 1987<p>Five pristine vinyl copies of Prince‘s ‘Black Album’ have reportedly been discovered – with three of them …

Unseen photos of a pre-fame Prince

We all know the purple superstar behind “Kiss” and “When Doves Cry”, but a new book of photographs reveals a teenage Prince on the cusp of stardom.<p>The year is 1977. Prince is just 17 and has caught the attention of Minneapolis manager Owen Husney and his business partner Gary Levinson. Husney needs …

Spike Lee

Standing Tall: The Thelonious Monk Prestige Recordings

With his penchant for natty headgear – which ranged from trilbies, flat caps and fedoras, to berets, conical Asian “coolie” hats and skullcaps – …

The Who’s Lesser-Known UK No. 1

It’s well known that one of the few achievements missing from the epic career of <b>The Who</b> is a UK No. 1 single. But there is a chart-topping release in …

Creedence Clearwater Revival End The ’60s In Style

Could you imagine a modern-day band releasing three studio albums in ten months and seeing each of them later be certified at least platinum? That …

Watch Björk’s new video for “Utopia”

It's taken from Björk's new studio album<p><b>Björk</b> has released a video for the title track of her recently released album, <b>Utopia</b>.<p>It is the third promo …

‘Squeeze Box,’ The Who Hit Championed By Ronnie Lane

One day in the 1970s, <b>Pete Townshend</b> went into a music shop and bought an accordion. Learning the instrument inspired him to compose a song during the …

Why George Harrison is the coolest Beatle

16 years on from his death<p>Consider, in 2017, how set in stone the identities of the four Beatles appear to be. Over two decades since his murder, the …

Ringo Starr

George Harrison’s 10 best Beatles songs

The Quiet One died 16 years ago today. Here are his finest Beatles moments<p>Today (November 29) is the 16th anniversary of George Harrison’s death. …

Guitar

Captain Beefheart Wears His ‘Bluejeans’

The career of multi-octave sonic experimentalist <b>Captain Beefheart</b> was never governed by commercial success. But it’s typically paradoxical that the …

What to expect from Björk’s new album Utopia

Later this week (November 24), Björk releases her ninth studio album <i>Utopia</i>. Coming off the back of <i>Vulnicura</i> – an album that explored, in devastating and uncompromising terms, the Icelandic musician’s relationship breakdown and subsequent divorce from her ex-husband Matthew Barney – <i>Utopia</i> promises …

Björk