Blues

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Father to 15 children … but were any of blues star BB King’s offspring his?
A new biography says paternity would have been impossible for the musician because he was sterile due to illness and an accident

Dalya Alberge

19, Sep, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Dan Aykroyd: ‘I still have the lizard brain of a 20-year-old’
The actor, 69, tells Roz Lewis about crying over his kids, not being able to cook and still having 80% of his dance moves

Roz Lewis

18, Sep, 2021 @1:00 PM

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‘British blues will survive the apocalypse!’: how the underground scene kept its groove
Seventy years ago, the blues arrived on these shores and transformed the musical landscape. Today, it lives in the shadow of the genres it inspired – but the scene is still thriving

Garth Cartwright

10, Sep, 2021 @8:00 AM

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‘Not just a drummer – a genre’: Stewart Copeland and Max Weinberg on Charlie Watts
The Police and Bruce Springsteen drummers share memories of their late Rolling Stones counterpart, explaining his technical brilliance, his verve – and his clothes-folding skills

As told to Ben Beaumont-Thomas

26, Aug, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Charlie Watts: the calm, brilliant eye of the Rolling Stones’ rock’n’roll storm
Unruffled amid excess, personality clashes and musical disputes, the Rolling Stones’ exceptional drummer used technique to deepen the meaning and power of their songs

Alexis Petridis

24, Aug, 2021 @7:49 PM

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Charlie Watts obituary
Dapper and elegant drummer who was the rock-steady heartbeat of the Rolling Stones

Adam Sweeting

24, Aug, 2021 @7:39 PM

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Don Everly obituary
Half of the Everly Brothers, the famous US pop duo known for hits such as Bye Bye Love, Wake Up Little Susie and Cathy’s Clown

Michael Gray

22, Aug, 2021 @2:46 PM

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‘Rawness, freedom, experimentation’: the Brit jazz boom of the 60s and 70s
Swinging London’s cultural melting pot was channelled into vibrant jazz by John Surman, Alan Skidmore and others – and it has inspired the resurgent scene of today

Andrew Male

18, Aug, 2021 @12:43 PM

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GA-20: Try It... You Might Like It! review – a rowdy blast of primal blues
This unusual US trio of two guitars and drums keep things fierce and simple on their homage to the great Chicago bluesman Hound Dog Taylor

Neil Spencer

14, Aug, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Bowie, bed-hopping and the blues: the wild times of Dana Gillespie
She tamed Keith Moon, got laughed into bed by Bob Dylan and went to a young David Bowie’s house for tuna sandwiches – but the blues singer’s 72 albums are what really define her

Garth Cartwright

12, Aug, 2021 @11:58 AM

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Letter: Bob Koester obituary
Giles Oakley writes: He struck me as a hard-bitten cynic with few illusions on one side, and yet also a heart-warming idealist and indestructible romantic on the other

Giles Oakley

19, Jul, 2021 @4:07 PM

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‘An American riddle’: the black music trailblazer who died a white man
A fascinating new podcast delves into the life of Harry Pace, forgotten founder of the first black-owned major record label in the US – and unlocks a shocking and prescient story about race

Ammar Kalia

14, Jul, 2021 @1:52 PM

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