Music

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Mary Wilson obituary
Founding member of the Supremes, one of the greatest groups to come out of Motown

Richard Williams

09, Feb, 2021 @4:39 PM

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'It took a long time to get here': behind the National Museum of African American Music
Tracing over 400 years of black music, an ambitious new museum in Nashville celebrates artists we all know and those whose work remains under the radar

Nadja Sayej

09, Feb, 2021 @3:37 PM

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Gerry Mattock obituary
Other lives: Chemical researcher who invented a way to remove metals from water and in retirement commissioned a body of contemporary classical music

Sally Beamish

09, Feb, 2021 @3:27 PM

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Mary Wilson: the Supremes' tenacious star who refused to accept defeat
The co-founder of the Motown group was overshadowed by Diana Ross but won her battle to protect the group’s integrity

Alexis Petridis

09, Feb, 2021 @1:49 PM

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Beyond disco: the Pakistani Brummie siblings who made a lost 80s synth-pop classic
Nermin Niazi and Feisal Mosleh were teenage immigrants blending their Pakistani musical heritage with Pet Shop Boys and Depeche Mode – and their punchy disco LP has been rescued from obscurity

Michael Lawson

09, Feb, 2021 @9:00 AM

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The betrayal of Britney Spears: how pop culture failed a superstar
In an effective new documentary, the difficult life of a pop star is examined from family struggles to the toll of being at the mercy of the media

Adrian Horton

08, Feb, 2021 @8:24 PM

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Wizzard: how they affirmed my parents' unconditional love | Simon Hattenstone
Continuing our series on the musicians that shaped them, Simon Hattenstone recalls the sweat and glitter his parents went through just so he could get closer to his glam-rock hero Roy Wood

Simon Hattenstone

08, Feb, 2021 @11:00 AM

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The Weeknd's Super Bowl half-time show: mood-lifting party music
An understandably censored yet slickly realized medley of hits from the R&B pop star made for a successful escape during an unusual night

Adrian Horton

08, Feb, 2021 @3:30 AM

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Elton John: Brexit negotiators 'screwed up' deal for British musicians
Singer calls for return to negotiation as touring artists face red tape and new costs, with Radiohead’s Colin Greenwood adding fresh criticism of UK government

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

07, Feb, 2021 @3:01 PM

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Fredo: Money Can't Buy You Happiness review – melancholy rap realism
Reality bites on the west Londoner’s second album, as he puts the spotlight on drug-selling, prison life and those he has lost

Kate Hutchinson

07, Feb, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Charles Hazlewood: 'I’ve had the most tormented, feverish relationship with Beethoven'
The conductor on his deep connection with the composer, his love of krautrock, and why the music industry is in the dark ages when it comes to disability

Fiona Maddocks

07, Feb, 2021 @9:30 AM

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Black Country, New Road: For the First Time review – one of the best albums of 2021
This remarkably biodiverse seven-piece take the rock band format and soar with it

Kitty Empire

07, Feb, 2021 @9:00 AM

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