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A Great Grammy Night For Kim Carnes

A song that had been around for some seven years had a glorious night on 24 February, 1982. The artist, <b>Kim Carnes</b>, had been recording for a decade, …

Music

Leon Ware, Eminent Soul Man & Marvin Gaye Collaborator, Dies At 77

Leon Ware, the much-admired and widely-travelled soul artist, writer and producer, passed away yesterday (23) at the age of 77. He wrote for many of …

Music

If You Like Neil Young… You’ll Love Ryan Adams

Unpredictable, overwhelmingly prolific, and sometimes wilfully obtuse… In a career that spans six decades, Neil Young has embodied all of these …

Music

Inside Megan & The Common Threads’ New EP, Produced By Mark Knopfler Collaborator Guy Fletcher

<i>Stories To Tell,</i> the six-track EP by country-roots-pop act Megan & the Common Threads which, <b>as we reported in November</b>, was recorded at <b>Mark …

Peter Frampton Was Seen And Herd

For most of the 1960s, it was singles that ruled, and any band that wanted to find fame and (sometimes) fortune, needed to make their presence felt …

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Blondie in 20 Songs

<b>Blondie</b> are one of the most successful legacy acts to come out of the mid-70s New York punk-club circuit. Born in a basement on Bowery in 1974, …

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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> …

Music

Counting Crows Vinyl Reissues Deliver 90s Nostalgia

An easy way to gauge someone’s age is to play the opening guitar jingle of the Counting Crows’ song, ‘Mr Jones’ and watch the nostalgia wash …

Music

Death Of Alan Aldridge, Designer For Beatles, Who, Elton John

London-born graphic designer and illustrator Alan Aldridge, who created some of the most well-known album covers and pop imagery in the 1960s and …

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reDiscover Steely Dan’s ‘Aja’

The recordings of <b>Steely Dan</b> are so superbly crafted that it’s no surprise they have won honours for their studio engineering as well as their …

Music

reDiscover Oliver Nelson ‘The Blues And The Abstract Truth’

Oliver Nelson recorded this stellar album at Rudy Van Gelder’s studio in Englewood Cliffs New Jersey on 23 February 1961. Nelson played alto and …

‘Crazy Little Thing Called Love’ Gives Queen First US No. 1

On the Billboard Hot 100 for 23 February, 1980, <b>Queen</b> could call themselves a No. 1 band in America for the first time. ‘Crazy Little Thing Called …

Rick Nelson Gets ‘Windfall’ With Country Rock Gem

The <b>Rick Nelson</b> of 1974 had travelled far from the teen idol years that first took him to superstardom in the late 1950s. Now he was an important, if …

George Harrison Takes Over Sirius XM Radio

To celebrate what would have been the Beatle’s 74th birthday on 25 February, the Classic Vinyl show on Sirius XM will be playing the music of <b>George</b> …

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50th Anniversary Reissue Of Frank Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim’s Bossa Nova Classic

1967 was, famously, the Summer Of Love – but while for many that conjures up psychedelia, hippies and <b>The Beatles</b> in their full <i>Sgt Pepper’s</i> regalia, …

Jazz

George Martin In 20 Quotes

Sir George Martin, producer of almost the entire awe-inspiring recorded catalogue of <b>The Beatles</b> and a hugely accomplished writer, arranger and …

Rock & Roll

Glen Campbell Star-Making Albums Get Vinyl Reissues

As one of the first global crossover superstars in country music in the ’70s, <b>Glen Campbell</b> rode into the charts like a rhinestone cowboy.<p>With a …

reDiscover Pink Floyd’s ‘The Dark Side Of The Moon’

Pink Floyd’s legendary 1973 opus, <i>The Dark Side Of The Moon</i>, is one of rock’s truly colossal titles. Remaining on the <i>Billboard</i> 200 for a staggering 14 …

Universal Music

7 Of The Biggest Surprises At The BRIT Awards

Often seen as a distant cousin of the Grammys, BRIT Awards ceremonies have their own fair share of surprises – including one anarchic group strafing …

Music

The History Of Recorded Jazz

So much of our history is about establishing records: we are fascinated by who was first to do a particular thing. Yet all too often the history …

Jazz

Ten Years After Visit ‘Stonedhenge’

The year of 1969 went into the history of British blues-rock favourites Ten Years After as the one in which they broke through in America at the …

Music

Five Things We Know About Ringo Starr’s New Album

<b>Ringo Starr</b> has been working on the follow-up to his 2015 album, <i>Postcards From Paradise</i>, for almost a year. Squeezing recording sessions in between …

Music

50 Cent Heads Back In Da Club With New Best Of

While fans await the release of <b>50 Cent</b>’s forthcoming album, looking to be titled <i>Street King Immortal</i> (though it has no actual street date yet), the …

Rap & Hip-Hop

The Kooks Announce UK And European Best Of Tour

Celebrating over a decade’s worth of music, <b>The Kooks</b> have announced a greatest hits tour of the UK and Europe, kicking off in Manchester, England, on …

Universal Music

Jazz Fusion Guitar Great Larry Coryell Dead At 73

Larry Coryell, one of the undisputed greats of jazz fusion guitar, has died in New York City at the age of 73. He passed away in his sleep on Sunday …

Jazz

Styx, REO Speedwagon, Don Felder: ‘United We Rock’

Three great names in American rock history will come together for the <i>United We Rock</i> tour from June to August this year. <b>Styx</b>, REO Speedwagon and …

Don Felder

reDiscover Robert Palmer’s ‘Pressure Drop’

In November 1975, <b>Robert Palmer</b> was a 26-year-old with an increasingly sophisticated taste for blue-eyed soul infused with the best international …

Music

Johnnie Taylor & Stax, Flying High In ‘71

Early in 1971, Johnnie Taylor was in the middle of his heyday at Stax Records, flying as high as the label itself. On 20 February that year, one Stax …

Universal Music

Nothing Could ‘Stop!’ The Supremes

With three American No. 1s in a row, ‘Where Did Our Love Go,’ ‘Baby Love’ and ‘Come See About Me,’ achieved inside four months in 1964, Diana, …

Music

“New” Album By Country Giant George Jones

An album of previously unreleased performances by country giant George Jones, recorded with fellow star Roy Acuff's backing band the Smoky Mountain …

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