In their own way, hobbies are pretty magical.  For many people, they are a key way of explaining their personality, preferences, and tastes.  For others, they can be a useful way to get together regularly with friends, indulging in a mutually-loved pastime.  However, one thing is true for all – hobbies are an excellent way   Read More …

Candy Leonard is a sociologist, Beatles scholar and author of Beatleness: How the Beatles and Their Fans Remade the World. She has spent years studying the effects of popular culture on human development, gender relations and family life, and is a qualitative research consultant to the healthcare and entertainment industries, with a focus on boomer issues. The   Read More …

In his heyday, the late 1950s and then the glittering 1960s, no one could beat Dean Martin. He was a film star, had a hit television show, had been crowned the king of nightclubs, and formed one half of the history of show business’ most popular comedy duo. His friends were the likes of Frank   Read More …

Threatening leaflets. Shows getting cancelled. 1965 was a dark year for Johnny Cash, and one which saw the embattled star of country music facing a possible boycott in some areas of the Jim Crow South. And it wasn’t because he had recently been busted smuggling drugs, but because he appeared at the courthouse with a   Read More …

The Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Janis Joplin is best remembered as a rebel with a porsche festooned with psychedelic butterflies and an off-the-wall sense of fashion. Along with her incredible voice, of course. Here are some less-known facts about Janis Joplin. The next time you’re hunting up the most competitive odds for the sports   Read More …

On this bleak day in 1950, three rising US Rock ‘n’ Roll stars were killed. Buddy Holly, J.P. The Big Bopper Richardson, and Ritchie Valens all died when a Beechcraft Bonanza plane they had chartered crashed in Iowa. The tragedy took place mere minutes after the plane took off in Mason City, taking the musicians   Read More …

THE ‘FRESHEN UP’ TOUR 2018 – AUSTRIA CONCERT  Wednesday 5th December – Stadthalle, Vienna, Austria NEW ALBUM EGYPT STATION OUT SEPTEMBER 7th ON CAPITOL RECORDS “I can’t believe it’s been five years since our last concert in Austria.  We are really excited to be returning for what should be an extra special night.  We’ve got so many great memories of   Read More …

December 12th: Liverpool, UK – Echo Arena December 14th: Glasgow, UK – SSE Hydro December 16th: London, UK – O2 Arena New album Egypt Station out September 7th on Capitol Records “There’s nothing like performing in front of your home crowd, especially when it’s been a while. I can’t wait to finish the year on such a   Read More …

When the Grateful Dead convened on December 7, 1995, four months after bandleader and guitarist Jerry Garcia’s death, the remaining “core four” members decided to bring their collaboration to a close. Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Mickey Hart, and Bill Kreutzmann had their publicist draft a press releasing announcing the end of the band. But as   Read More …

Sharing a title with one of Paul’s own paintings, Egypt Station is the first full album of all-new McCartney music since 2013’s international chart-topping NEW. Preceded by two of its tracks just released as double A-sides – plaintive ballad ‘I Don’t Know‘ and raucous stomper ‘Come On To Me‘ – Egypt Station was recorded between Los Angeles, London and Sussex,   Read More …

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