The Fall

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Rock snapper Kevin Cummins: ‘I still leave space for the NME logo in the corner’
The man who created more than 250 cover images for the rock weekly has put together a book of almost 40 years of photographs of the Fall. ‘We put Manchester on the map,’ he says

Daniel Dylan Wray

13, Oct, 2022 @7:00 AM

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The 100 greatest BBC music performances – ranked!
As the Beeb celebrates its centenary, we take a look at its most memorable pop moments, from the birth of grime to the first sightings of Bob Dylan and Bob Marley, plus TOTP goes Madchester and countless classic Peel sessions

Guardian music

06, Oct, 2022 @12:12 PM

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Nigel Kennedy on his Classic FM fight: ‘Hendrix is like Beethoven, Vivaldi is more Des O’Connor’
Fresh from a bust-up with ‘Jurassic FM’ over playing Hendrix, the violinist talks about musical snobbery, going on strike and his lifelong regret at turning Duke Ellington down

Dave Simpson

28, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Satanic bikers, time portals and the Fall: the story of Mark E Smith’s secret screenplay
While the Fall’s songs were suffused with hauntings and the occult, it is only now that Smith’s talent for strange fiction, in the form of an unmade film The Otherwise, has been revealed

John Doran

13, May, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Michael Clark: Cosmic Dancer review – a dank detour
The air of a memorial hangs over this exhibition dedicated to the groundbreaking Scottish choreographer

Bidisha

11, Oct, 2020 @4:31 AM

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'He came out of the womb dancing!' Stars relive their wild times with Michael Clark
Baryshnikov couldn’t keep up, Sam Taylor-Johnson had a panic attack and Sarah Lucas built him the rudest stage set ever … as a new show celebrates the dance legend, stars pin down his punk genius

Interviews by Lyndsey Winship

30, Sep, 2020 @5:00 AM

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Kay Bateman obituary
Other lives: First manager of the Manchester band the Fall who later became a nurse to people with HIV

Dave Simpson

21, Jun, 2020 @10:45 AM

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The Fall: where to start in their back catalogue
Our Listener’s Digest series continues, guiding you through the key moments in the 31-album discography of Mark E Smith’s post-punk band

Daniel Dylan Wray

25, Mar, 2020 @11:03 AM

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The 50 best songs about Europe – ranked!
Brexit is delayed – so voyager avec nous on a trans-European tour of music, from Paris to Berlin via Finistère. Tout le monde à bord!

Michael Hann

11, Apr, 2019 @12:13 PM

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The Fall on a wall: Mark E Smith mural painted on side of chip shop
Singer-songwriter, who died in January, commemorated in his home town of Prestwich

Nazia Parveen North of England correspondent

25, Sep, 2018 @11:11 AM

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From Do the Right Thing to Swimming Pool: culture's hottest heatwaves
Tension simmers, passions rage and things are never the same again. We pick the books, film and music in which heatwaves inspire race riots, sexual abandon – and even a chainsaw massacre

Ryan Gilbey

04, Jul, 2018 @12:36 PM

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Readers recommend playlist: songs about writing
The Beatles, Father John Misty, Prince and 10,000 Maniacs among the artists exploring the writing process with music

Sarah Chappell

26, Apr, 2018 @11:00 AM

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