Dexys Midnight Runners

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Kevin Rowland on the My Beauty furore: 'I wasn't cracking up. I just wanted to wear a dress'
The Dexys star was ridiculed for wearing a dress and stockings on an album cover. Two decades on, he hits back – and relives the night he thought Covid-19 was going to kill him

Tim Jonze

21, Jul, 2020 @5:00 AM

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The 100 greatest UK No 1s: 100-1
Look back on our complete countdown of the greatest UK No 1s, from the Beatles to Baby D, and So Solid Crew to Suzi Quatro

Ben Beaumont-Thomas, Alexis Petridis and Laura Snapes

05, Jun, 2020 @8:00 AM

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Broken Greek by Pete Paphides review – chip shops and pop music
An evocative memoir by the music writer, which tells how a sensitive, silent child of immigrants learned to cope, with the help of Abba and other pop bands

John Harris

05, Mar, 2020 @12:00 PM

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The man who dressed the mods: ‘They were jumping up and down for my shirts!'
His shops triggered a British style explosion – and he’s idolised by sharp-dressed superstars like Martin Freeman and Paul Weller. Meet John Simons, whose windows are ‘like theatre’

Andy Welch

11, May, 2018 @12:24 PM

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These are the songs that never end: 10 of music's most rewarding long cuts
Father John Misty just debuted Leaving LA, a 13-minute, chorus-free track off his upcoming album. Here are the most brilliant and bewitching songs to have gotten the long-form treatment

Sam Richards

08, Feb, 2017 @3:43 PM

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‘As long as there are hairbrushes, people will sing’ – the best of 2016’s webchats
Jon Bon Jovi’s key change killer, Gemma Arterton’s weep-off with Glenn Close, the weirdest thing that ever happened to Harry Shearer … here are the highlights of 2016’s culture webchats

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

29, Dec, 2016 @7:00 AM

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Dexys, the band who confound you with their strangeness – and then their brilliance
Watch our premiere of the video for their single, Grazing in the Grass – just the latest maverick move from a group who never stand still

Tim Jonze

05, Jul, 2016 @11:00 AM

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The art on your sleeve: visual artists on album covers
The best record covers are often as much a part of the whole work as the songs themselves. We asked six artists to choose the designs that inspire them

Interviews by Kathryn Bromwich, Imogen Carter and Katie Forster

26, Jun, 2016 @10:00 AM

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Dexys: Let the Record Show: Dexys Do Irish and Country Soul review – inspired and joyful
Kevin Rowland brings passion and empathy to these covers running the gamut from mournful reflection to ecstatic delirium

Phil Mongredien

05, Jun, 2016 @7:00 AM

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Dexys: Let the Record Show: Dexys Do Irish and Country Soul review – a playful triumph

Dave Simpson

02, Jun, 2016 @9:30 PM

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Kevin Rowland webchat – your questions answered on Dexys, darts and pink suits
Did he really crash the 1966 World Cup? How’s his lindy hop? And what does he think of his fashion critics? The Dexys frontman answered your questions

24, May, 2016 @12:09 PM

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Kevin Rowland: ‘I’ve expressed myself in the way I wanted’
Soon to release a cover album of his favourite songs, the Dexys frontman talks about his Irish roots, his grudges – and why he wore a dress for Reading 1999

Sean O'Hagan

08, May, 2016 @7:30 AM

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