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Ryan Adams Shares Single ‘Doomsday’ & Announces Tour

Folk-rock darling and harmonica enthusiast, <b>Ryan Adams</b> continues to tease out his new album, <i>Prisoner</i> with the release of his third single, …

Music

Townshend “Optimistic” For New Who Music

<b>Pete Townshend</b> has spoken to UK trade magazine Music Week about his plans to reissue his solo catalogue throughout the course of 2017, and adds that …

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Rockin’ Soul From The Stylistics

Philadelphia soul men the Stylistics were anything but an overnight success story. Formed from members of mid-1960s groups the Percussions and the …

Music

Looking Good For Lady A

Grammy-winning country favourites <b>Lady Antebellum</b> are back. After taking time away from the band to pursue solo projects for a while, Charles Kelley, …

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Valerie June Bares Her Soul At London Showcase

Valerie June has soul. The kind of soul only Memphis can produce: genuine, determined and deeply rooted in the blues. Taking to the stage at London’s …

Music

Leaders Of The Pack: The Power Of Girl Groups

It would take a special male teenager who would admit to loving a boy band. In the macho world of young lads, appearing, if not tough, at least …

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The Allmans Introduce ‘Jessica’ To The Hot 100

Some tracks don’t achieve a chart position that reflects their later standing in music history. Such is the case with a famous instrumental that …

Universal Music

Hear Bob Seger’s Touching Tribute Song to Glenn Frey

Bob Seger honoured his late friend, <b>Eagles</b> frontman Glenn Frey in the best way he knew how, in song. On the one year anniversary of Frey’s passing, …

Music

reDiscover ‘Unforgettable’

<b>Nat King Cole</b> was a crucial figure in the early success of <b>Capitol Records</b> – in fact, the Hollywood-based record company, which boasted an iconic …

Entertainment

‘Havana Moon’ DVD Shines Bright For The Stones

With a remarkable career of six decades (and counting), it might seem that <b>The Rolling Stones</b> have no more boundaries to push. On 25 March 2016, …

Latin America

New Biography Plots Pickett’s Midnight Hours

The first biography of soul giant Wilson Pickett, Tony Fletcher's <i>In</i> <i>The Midnight Hour</i>, will be published by Oxford University Press USA on 1 …

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From Macclesfield To Laurel Canyon

<b>John Mayall</b> embarked on a new chapter in his storied career on this date in 1969, when he entered the UK charts with his first “solo” record since …

Music

January ’69 And A Double Cream Anniversary

It happened when their active life as a group had already come to an end, but this week in 1969 was doubly significant for <b>Cream</b>. Their version of …

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Quincy Goes Gold In His All-Star Jook Joint

There can't be many contact books to rival the one owned by <b>Quincy Jones</b>. Early in 1996, it helped the great producer-artist to a gold album in …

All Minds Set On New George Harrison Vinyl Box

Though it’s generally accepted that <b>George Harrison</b> bloomed late as a <b>Beatles</b> songwriter, there’s no denying it was worth the wait. The release of <b>All</b> …

Albums

T’pau’s Virgin Years Anthologised

British pop stalwarts and platinum-selling band of the late 1980s T'pau will have <b>The Virgin Anthology</b> released by UMC on 24 March, in 4-CD and …

Music

Mick Taylor In 20 Songs

We're celebrating a man born in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, on 17 January, 1949, who became one of Britain’s finest guitarists. It's …

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Sandy Denny’s Fairport Farewell

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 …

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25 All-Time Great Singer-Songwriter Albums

From 60s releases by 2016 Nobel Laureate Bob Dylan to 21st-century releases by David Crosby and <b>Beck</b>, we pick 25 classic albums from singer-songwriter …

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Raise Your Voice For MLK Day

To mark Martin Luther King Day, may we recommend an excellent playlist to help celebrate the memory of the great civil rights campaigner? The …

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Memoir By Hitmaker Tommy Roe, Who Played Beatles’ First US Show

<i>From Cabbagetown to Tinseltown</i> is the title of the autobiography by 1960s hitmaker Tommy Roe. The Atlanta-born artist, now 74 and still occasionally …

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José James Expanding In All Directions

Cutting-edge Blue Note jazz stylist José James is recast as a powerful contemporary R&B figurehead on his new album <i>Love in a Time of Madness,</i> to be …

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A Classic Ballad By Etta James

It took 51 years to make the UK top 40, and even then only just, but it’s widely accepted as an absolute classic nevertheless. On 16 January, 1961, …

Music

Elton Connects With ‘Tumbleweed’

It was a quite a day for new entries on the UK album chart on 16 January, 1971. <b>John Lennon</b>’s first “solo” album; <b>T. Rex</b>’s first under that shortened …

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Now Appearing As T. Rex

It was an admirable exercise in abbreviation. The group in question previously had a name that contained six syllables, and they cut it down to two. …

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George Harrison’s Mind Set

George Harrison was marching confidently on his own personal comeback trail in 1987 when he entered the Billboard charts after a five-year absence …

Music

Death Of Beatles Alumnus ‘Magic Alex’

Yanni 'John' Alexis Mardas, the one-time Apple Records employee known as “Magic Alex,” died on Friday (13) in Athens at the age of 74. The news …

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The ARS Alternative

Here’s a story about perseverance, featuring a band who slowly but surely built an audience through much of the 1970s, and got their rewards. <b>The</b> …

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Seven Degrees of Dave Grohl

With the unrivalled energy and ambitious hunger of someone who’s just starting out in the game, Dave Grohl has the air of someone who can’t quite …

How Ed Sullivan Saved America’s Delicate Sensibilities

For <b>The Rolling Stones</b> it was a busy, and controversial start to 1967. On 13 January, Decca Records in the UK released ‘Let’s Spend the Night …