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The Beat Goes On at the movies, part 2 … Beatles, Blues Brothers, Barbra and more

Welcome to the second half of the soundtrack special edition of The Beat Goes On, featuring an eclectic variety of music from the movies,...

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The Beat Goes On at the movies: from Bill Haley to Jack Black, the soundtrack of our lives

The July edition of The Beat Goes On, the quirky radio show hosted by the editor of this website, was a soundtrack special featuring an...

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The Beat Goes On (2): Pretenders, Monkees, Radiohead, Amy Winehouse and lots more

Here’s the second half of the first The Beat Goes On, a new show presented by the editor of this very website. The Beat Goes On was...

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The Beat Goes On: genius from Prefab Sprout and XTC, fashion advice from Gogol Bordello

At last! After a six-month sabbatical, the slacker who edits this website has finally roused himself and relaunched And And! And: the...

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Let’s face it, most Christmas songs are rubbish. Here are 10 that are actually rather good

Can it really be 12 months since 10 Christmas songs that won’t make you think King Herod had the right idea after all? It surely can....

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Death, destruction, pain and depravity: yes, it’s the perfect gift for the metal fan in your life

Dan Nelson’s epic 243-page book All Known Metal Bands is full of death, destruction, pain and unspeakable acts of depravity. You...

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You were in a band that once supported Eddie & The Hot Rods at the Hope & Anchor? Me too

I used to be in a band. Impressed? Don’t be. Many of my friends have also been in bands, as have lots of people I follow on Twitter and...

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We could build the dream with love: a 70th birthday tribute to Laura Nyro, part two

This is the second and final part of my tribute to the great singer-songwriter Laura Nyro, who had she lived would have been 70 years old...

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The late, great songwriter Laura Nyro would have been 70 this month. A two-part tribute

Laura Nyro (1947-97) was a unique talent who blazed a trail for all the female singer-songwriters who came after her. And plenty of male...

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It was only a matter of time before someone named themselves The The

‘I think of The The as being a blank wall I can paint in any musical style I want to’ – Matt Johnson As a lazy, cidered teen...

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