Music

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Judy Collins: ‘When I found folk music, I also found drinking’
The 82-year-old US folk singer talks through her teenage years, from mental health struggles to wondrous romance in the Rocky mountains

As told to Ben Beaumont-Thomas

06, May, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Paul McCartney to be honoured with a set of postage stamps
Eight images from post-Beatles albums and four recording studio shots will adorn Royal Mail stamps on sale later this month

Laura Snapes

06, May, 2021 @11:04 AM

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Van Morrison: Latest Record Project Volume 1 review | Alexis Petridis's album of the week
The veteran bluesman loudly wakes up the sheeple with this boring and paranoid double album, reminiscent of a dinner party with a bitter divorcee

Alexis Petridis

06, May, 2021 @10:30 AM

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‘MI5 were tapping our phones’: UB40 on starting out, falling out and losing millions
The Brummie reggae stars are back, but in two rival groups. They talk about clocking up 39 hits, partying hard and the bitter split

Graeme Thomson

06, May, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Levi’s launderette model and singer Nick Kamen dies aged 59
Kamen, who appeared in seminal 1985 Levi’s 501 ad, died on Tuesday after a long illness, it is understood

Alexandra Topping and agencies

05, May, 2021 @3:07 PM

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Clearing the dancefloor: how club culture became a museum piece
In the pandemic, nightclubs have been turned into exhibition spaces, switching the craze for museums evoking clubs. It’s throwing fresh perspective on what dancing is even for

Holly Dicker

05, May, 2021 @12:00 PM

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‘I’m going to follow my mind’: Falle Nioke, the Guinean musician who moved to Margate
The singer spent hard years touring west Africa to pursue his dream of a music career, but a chance holiday meeting – and relocation to the Kent coast – sealed the deal

Max Pilley

05, May, 2021 @8:18 AM

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Anthony Payne obituary
Composer celebrated for completing Elgar’s Third Symphony but whose own voice was more modernist in style

Barry Millington

04, May, 2021 @4:53 PM

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‘Anything could happen’: inside the world’s first virtual reality opera
Current, Rising at the Royal Opera House, London, takes its audience on a dizzying journey through strange realms. Could this be the future?

Stuart Jeffries

04, May, 2021 @4:09 PM

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‘10,000 tiny instruments’: how Lego made the experimental album of 2021
With the soothing noise of its bricks clicking against one another, Lego White Noise joins the ranks of great musique concrète – and documents a potentially doomed sound

John Doran

04, May, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Britney Spears: documentaries about my life are ‘so hypocritical’
Spears says films by the BBC and New York Times about her 2008 breakdown ‘criticise the media then do the same thing’

Laura Snapes

04, May, 2021 @8:26 AM

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‘This is the most exciting moment I’ve experienced’: the artists changing the face of metal
Long mired in sexism, racism and homophobia, the rock genre is being transformed by a wave of progressive artists

Dannii Leivers

04, May, 2021 @7:00 AM

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