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Record by near-unknown producer sells for $41,000 to become most expensive on Discogs
Producer Scaramanga Silk, who earns nothing from sale to anonymous bidder, is baffled: ‘I do not believe that any record is worthy of such a valuation’

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

03, Feb, 2021 @4:55 PM

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Osian Ellis obituary
Versatile Welsh harpist closely associated with the music of Benjamin Britten

John Amis

03, Feb, 2021 @4:16 PM

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Jazmine Sullivan: 'I want to get to the root of why people do things'
With 12 Grammy nominations since her 2008 debut, the US singer is already a genre leader – and her new EP seals her reputation with a cinematic portrait of six women commodified by their beauty

Alex Macpherson

03, Feb, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Mariah Carey sued by sister Alison for 'emotional distress' arising from memoir
Alison Carey describes Mariah as ‘heartless, vicious’ in lawsuit following pop star’s publication of The Meaning of Mariah Carey in 2020

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

03, Feb, 2021 @10:27 AM

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'The Jarvis Cocker that never happened': 40 years of Robert Lloyd's the Nightingales
Stewart Lee loves the Nightingales so much he’s made a film about them, but the band remain unfairly unknown. Frontman Robert Lloyd charts how he went from Frank Skinner’s replacement to food writer, postie and back again

Daniel Dylan Wray

03, Feb, 2021 @10:19 AM

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US toddler to release debut album recorded in the womb
Luca Yupanqui was recorded by her parents using ‘biosonic MIDI technology’

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

03, Feb, 2021 @9:37 AM

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Marilyn Manson removed from US TV shows following abuse allegations
Musician’s appearances on American Gods and Creepshow will not air following allegations by five women, which Manson denies

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

02, Feb, 2021 @1:21 PM

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Dolly Parton turned down presidential medal of freedom twice from Trump
Singer says she’s not sure she’ll accept it from Biden either because it might seem political to do so

Martin Pengelly in New York

02, Feb, 2021 @12:46 PM

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Sophie's triumphantly plastic music moulded a new world for trans people
The producer’s death is crushing, but we’re left with hyper-real music and an iconography that upends femininity and points to a new way of living

Jessica Dunn Rovinelli

02, Feb, 2021 @12:07 PM

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Ricky Powell, hip-hop photographer who captured New York culture, dies aged 59
Photographer who documented Def Jam artists as well as Madonna, Andy Warhol and more was known for his longstanding work with the Beastie Boys

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

02, Feb, 2021 @10:21 AM

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US rapper Silentó charged with murder of his cousin
Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae) rapper held after Frederick Rooks died from gunshot wounds in south-eastern Atlanta

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

02, Feb, 2021 @10:09 AM

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Metallica: the night the masters of metal gave me hope for the future
Continuing our series on the artists who had a formative influence on our music writers, Matt Mills recalls how a cataclysmic set at his first ever festival helped him overcome his deepest anxieties

Matt Mills

02, Feb, 2021 @9:36 AM

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