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María Mendiola obituary
One half of the disco duo Baccara who found fame with the 1977 hit Yes Sir, I Can Boogie

Adam Sweeting

13, Sep, 2021 @4:29 PM

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Maria Mendiola, half of Spanish vocal duo Baccara, dies aged 69
Group’s 1977 disco hit Yes Sir, I Can Boogie has become the unofficial anthem of Scotland football fans

Euan O'Byrne Mulligan

12, Sep, 2021 @6:49 PM

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Carl Bean, singer of gay pride anthem I Was Born This Way, dies aged 77
Motown-signed vocalist later became a minister and founded network of LGBT-friendly churches

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

08, Sep, 2021 @11:54 AM

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Jungle review – the sound of the Great Resumption
The unrelenting flow of feelgood neo-disco led by Josh Lloyd-Watson and Tom McFarland delights a crowd who need nothing more

Kitty Empire

04, Sep, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Dennis ‘Dee Tee’ Thomas obituary
Saxophonist, frontman and founding member of the American funk band Kool & the Gang

Adam Sweeting

08, Aug, 2021 @4:04 PM

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Durand Jones & the Indications: Private Space review – post-pandemic catharsis
The US retro-soul outfit expand into funk and disco, facing society’s hurt head on with songs of love and hope

Dave Simpson

30, Jul, 2021 @7:30 AM

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Was John Travolta a waacker? The martial arts disco dance craze that gripped the world
Born in the gay clubs of LA, waacking was popularised by the TV show Soul Train and picked up by John Travolta and Donna Summer. Now it’s an LGBTQ+ hit across Asia

Emma Russell

13, Jul, 2021 @2:00 PM

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How we made: Car Wash by Rose Royce
‘This will never be a hit, we told each other – we are literally singing about a car wash!’

Interviews by Dave Simpson

12, Jul, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Diana Ross announces first new album in 15 years
Ross made her 25th album, Thank You, with contemporary pop producers including Taylor Swift collaborator Jack Antonoff

Laura Snapes

17, Jun, 2021 @4:00 AM

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Cher taught me to stand my ground during love, loss and grief | The fandom that made me
Ever since I heard Believe, the camp icon has soundtracked my strongest friendships and my lowest depths of despair

Angelica Frey

07, Apr, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Freak out! It's Nile Rodgers in your living room, singing and answering questions
The superstar hitmaker spent five hours answering 350 questions – to become the world’s first voice-interactive digital portrait. He reveals why the tell-all experience was thrilling – and sometimes upsetting

Etan Smallman

24, Mar, 2021 @7:35 AM

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Fit in my 40s: this ballet-disco mashup will keep you on your toes
There is something deeply nostalgic about these exercises invented by dancers of the last century

Zoe Williams

13, Mar, 2021 @7:00 AM

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