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Little Richard: ‘a little Jewish black bottomed boy from Georgia’

On August 4 1972, Little Richard, the greatest rock ‘n’ roll star of them all was on British TV. He was the originator, the boy whose song about anal sex became Tutti Frutti, anthem for the American Century the

Posted: 7th, August 2017 | In: Celebrities, Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Here’s how you make Siri sing Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’

Sing “I see a little silhouetto of a man” into your iPhone and Siri will sing

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Posted: 3rd, August 2017 | In: Music, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Osama bin Laden: the ukelele song

Anything can be better on the

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Posted: 17th, July 2017 | In: Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


George Harrison: why everyone should play a ukelele

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“You can pick up a ukulele and anybody can learn to play a couple of tunes in a day or even a few hours.,” said  Joe Brown,   mainstay of the UK’s skiffle sound in 1962 the man NME readers

Posted: 17th, July 2017 | In: Celebrities, Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


‘Drummer Needed’ flyer is very specific

This flyer for a drummer is very specific:

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Posted: 11th, July 2017 | In: Music, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Sesame Street do the Beastie Boys’ Sabotage

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The Sesame Street puppets do the Beastie Boys’ Sabotage . It’s stupid-fun.

 

 

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Posted: 6th, July 2017 | In: Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Hunter S. Thompson’s Top 10 albums of the 1960s

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Hunter S. Thompson was into music. “I resent your assumption that Music is Not My Bag,” he told  Rolling Stone  editor John Lombardo in 1970, “because I’ve been arguing for the past few years that music is the New

Posted: 1st, July 2017 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Dog steals the show at outdoor orchestra performance in Turkey

To Ephesus, Turkey, where the orchestra is playing among the ancient Greek ruins when a dog gatecrashes the

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Posted: 30th, June 2017 | In: Music, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Glastonbury: Liam Gallagher ad libs about the smoke machine mid-song

You know how it is. The artist comes on stage. He wants to sing his new stuff but the crowd are there to hear the old faves. But at Glastonbury 2017, Oasis singer Liam Gallagher combined the two to leave

Posted: 27th, June 2017 | In: Celebrities, Google News, Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


North Korea wakes its citizens with this eerie alarm call

Cock your ear towards Pyongyang, and in the morning you can hear the city’s PA systems waking citizens up to another rosy-fingered dawn. The North

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Posted: 20th, June 2017 | In: Music, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Twin Peaks Archive: 10 hours of rare and unreleased tracks from the TV series and FWWM

The Twin Peaks Archive. 10 hours of rare and unreleased tracks from the TV series and FWWM.

 

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By Angelo Badalamenti and David Lynch. you can buy it here . And here .

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Posted: 27th, May 2017 | In: Music, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s album cover reworked with famous faces who died in 2016

Sgt. Pepper’s Album Cover Gets Reworked to Remember Icons Lost in 2016

 

Around 50 years ago The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club  Band album featured a brilliant   cover.  On it were the likes of Bob Dylan, Edgar Allan Poe, William S. Burroughs, Albert Einstein, Mae West, Marilyn Monroe, HG Wells,

Posted: 23rd, May 2017 | In: Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Russian aerobics to electronic music (1985) is brilliant

The backing tracks to this slice of Russian 1980s culture was published by  Melodiya . It’s brilliant and as horribly catchy as the

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Posted: 11th, May 2017 | In: Fashion, Music, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Star Wars perform the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

Today’s mash-up has been created by Palette-Swap Ninja.  They’ve combined Star Wars and the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album. Each song corresponds with a scene from the film:

Princess Leia’s Stolen Death Star Plans (Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely

Posted: 2nd, May 2017 | In: Film, Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


John Lennon’s Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover sketch is for sale

John Lennon's former home found an old sketchbook containing this tiny sketch of the john lennon art Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

 

is everything a famous name does worth preserving or owning? When the owners of John Lennon’s former home found one of the singer’s old sketchbook they noticed it contained a small sketch of the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts

Posted: 2nd, May 2017 | In: Celebrities, Music, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Blue Note album covers get animated

 

To mark the 70th anniversary of jazz publishers  Blue Note Records , the label animated  Reid Miles’

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Posted: 30th, April 2017 | In: Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Specials: Nursing Home Pensioners Rip It Up To Too Much Too Young (Video)

The Specials’ Too Much Too Young for the Nursing Home! As John Lydon says: “The

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Posted: 25th, April 2017 | In: Music, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Dolly Parton Sings Jolene In The Death Metal Style

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Take it away, Dolly Parton. Her she is belting out a death metal version of her timeless hit, Jolene. It was created by Andy Rehfeldt – check out his Mary Poppins singing Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.

 

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Posted: 24th, April 2017 | In: Celebrities, Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Steve Martin sings ‘Atheists don’t have no songs’

Steve Martin Writes Song for Hymn-Deprived Atheists

As Christmas rolls up we wonder about the atheists. Steve Martin is here to help. Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers perform at Merlefest 2010.

 

Until now!

A little tune called “Athiests Don’t Have No Songs”

(Christians have)

Posted: 5th, October 2016 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Mick Jagger and David Bowie perform Dancing In The Street without music

 Happy birthday, Mick Jagger

Happy birthday, Mick Jagger, born on this day 1943. Here is the Rolling Stones singer

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Posted: 26th, July 2016 | In: Celebrities, Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Dave Brubeck’s “Take 5” Performed On Sitar Is Glorious

Dave Brubeck’s “Take 5” on sitar. “Where would you see this wondrous stuff on conventional

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Posted: 24th, March 2016 | In: Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Police hunting drive-by rap battlers in open-toe sandles

 

 

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To Massachusetts, where police are searching for two men challenging passers-by to rap battles.

Charlton police said a black SUV with two or three men in their late teens or early 20s inside, pulled up to three

Posted: 17th, March 2016 | In: Music, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0