Nick Drake

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Nick Drake: The Life by Richard Morton Jack review – folk’s fragile man of mystery
This definitive study of the venerated singer-songwriter, who died at 26, examines his alarming unravelling and short life of artistic torment

Kitty Empire

04, Jun, 2023 @6:00 AM

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‘I knew this was different’: Nick Drake’s producer on misunderstood classic Pink Moon
In the dead of night 50 years ago, two men came together to make a pared-back masterpiece that is still beguiling fans to this day. John Wood remembers the singer’s intense, astonishing reinvention

Kat Lister

05, Jul, 2022 @2:21 PM

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Amy Winehouse's stilettos in Island Records auction for coronavirus
Handwritten lyrics by Bono, Annie Lennox and Portishead’s Beth Gibbons will also come under the hammer

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

14, May, 2020 @10:38 AM

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The week in radio and podcasts: Lost Boy: In Search of Nick Drake; The Raw Pearl Bailey; The Big Idea
Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman fail to illuminate the fascinating stories of Nick Drake and Pearl Bailey

Miranda Sawyer

08, Apr, 2018 @6:00 AM

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Van Morrison, protest and pipes: Belfast embraces the BBC Radio 2 Folk awards
The tentatively political ceremony saw artists avoiding Brexit and borders, instead making subtle statements about gender inequality

Colin Irwin

05, Apr, 2018 @11:20 AM

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Readers recommend playlist: songs about clocks and watches
Scott Walker, Slowdive, Smokey Robinson and Della Reese are among the artists spinning this week’s clockwise playlist

Stephen Males

29, Mar, 2018 @11:00 AM

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Rachel Unthank: how I fell in love with the defiant songs of Nick Drake's mother Molly
She fled Burma and made it to Delhi on foot – where she discovered her voice. The singer of the Unthanks explains why the band fell for her spellbinding songs about heartbreak, loss, fragility and fear

Rachel Unthank

23, May, 2017 @5:48 PM

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The Unthanks: The Songs and Poems of Molly Drake review – a natural fit

Neil Spencer

21, May, 2017 @7:00 AM

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Get rich or try dying – how musicians’ estates are the biggest earners in pop
Michael Jackson’s estate made $115m last year – proof that artists’ work can carry on making a fortune after their death. From Nick Drake to Elvis, it’s about selling an artist as if they are still alive – and learning how to say no

Eamonn Forde

29, Sep, 2016 @3:36 PM

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New band of the week: Andy Shauf (No 95)
Canadian singer-songwriter whose forthcoming album of lush chamber-pop is full of awkward characters and lovely atmospherics

Paul Lester

18, Mar, 2016 @2:00 PM

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Missing in action: do you have photos of these great lost gigs?
From Radiohead’s first show in Oxford to Pink Floyd in London in 1967, some of the top live performances in British history seem to have gone unrecorded. If you have forgotten shots, Jukely want to hear from you

Harriet Gibsone

19, Jan, 2016 @12:32 PM

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Vinyl countdown: our writers' favourite album art
Best Art Vinyl awards has chosen David Gilmour’s Rattle That Lock as the best artwork of 2015. To mark the occasion, our writers choose their favourite sleeves

Harriet Gibsone, Michael Hann, Tim Jonze and Tshepo Mokoena

08, Jan, 2016 @8:00 AM

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