840 Val Doonican

Singer and entertainer Val Doonican, who died aged 88 on 1 July, was known for his avuncular charm and easy manner, a characteristic...

The Legendary Glastonbury pyramid stage

Always different, each year bigger, never without controversy, here are some of the best/weirdest Glastonbury performances, historic...

Algiers: Album of the Month

Contemporary music is often criticised for being politically apathetic but Algiers' eponymous debut is politicised and full of...

Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Multi-Love

Unknown Mortal Orchestra release their third album, Multi-Love. It's a psychedelic-soul-funk lament but can they pull this strange...

backing vocal

Backing vocalists tend to get overlooked when songs rise to fame. They might get credited on the album cover or mentioned in an NME...

awesome elvis

While you may think that you know every song to emerge from the talented lips of Elvis Presley, you may need to think again. Even the...

beatles

It’s been 55 years since The Beatles formed and they’re still hailed as the greatest band of all time. Countless musicians...

legendary shows

There are a huge number of factors that go into delivering a great gig and only a very select few go on to become legendary. Here are...

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