Loudon Wainwright III

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Rufus and Martha Wainwright: ‘When Mum died, we sewed ourselves together again’
The famous musical siblings revisit their fractious childhood relationship and recreate an old photograph

Harriet Gibsone

16, Oct, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Readers recommend playlist: songs about climate change
From the prescient lyrics of Jackson Browne to Michael Jackson getting angry about humans destroying the Earth, here are the tunes that made this week’s playlist

Sheila Deane

28, Apr, 2016 @11:00 AM

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Rufus Wainwright: my family values
The singer-songwriter talks about his relationship with his father, Loudon Wainwright III, having a child with Leonard Cohen’s daughter and his marriage to Jörn

Interview by Caroline Rees

22, Apr, 2016 @12:00 PM

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Homegrown talent shines as Wales hosts BBC folk awards
Britain’s flourishing folk scene celebrated its new stars as well as honouring the old at the awards, with top honours to 9Bach, Nancy Kerr and Sam Sweeney

Colin Irwin

23, Apr, 2015 @11:40 AM

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Readers recommend: songs about itinerants, nomads migration | Peter Kimpton
Gypsy to Bedouin, mass movements to travelling singers, blues, folk, or rock on the road, suggest songs springing from or inspired by a life of no fixed abode

Peter Kimpton

09, Apr, 2015 @7:00 PM

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Yusuf Islam and Loudon Wainwright III celebrated at BBC 2 folk awards
Lifetime achievement awards to Islam and Wainwright III announced alongside shortlist for this year’s event

Guardian music

27, Mar, 2015 @4:28 PM

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My top 10 swimming songs

Sally Goble: From a folksy Frank Turner ballad to an REM classic via a funky oddity by 10CC, here's my pick from the pool of tunes about taking a dip in the drink. What are your favourites?

Sally Goble

23, Aug, 2013 @10:40 AM

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Readers recommend: songs about Shakespeare – results

Whether it's pop songs about Romeo and Juliet or raps about the Prince of Tyre, here's the best of last week's thread – as picked by RR regular barbryn

Barney Jeffries

14, Feb, 2013 @2:00 PM

Loudon Wainwright III: Older Than My Old Man Now – review
From Woody Guthrie-style blues to a duet about sex with Dame Edna Everage – it can only be a new Loudon Wainwright III album, writes Robin Denselow

Robin Denselow

19, Apr, 2012 @9:44 PM

Old music: Loudon Wainwright III - Motel Blues

Jim Griffin: The life of the touring musician isn't all Rolls Royces in swimming pools, as this old nugget proves

Jim Griffin

27, Jan, 2012 @1:02 PM

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Jay-Z, Beyoncé and the art of putting parenthood to music

Touching or toe-curling? As Jay-Z releases an emotional rap about his newborn daughter, Laura Barton takes a look at the songwriters who have been overcome by parenthood

Laura Barton

10, Jan, 2012 @9:30 PM

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Rufus Wainwright and Loudon Wainwright III – review
Rufus and Loudon Wainwright's double act brings a remarkable warming of relations between father and son, writes Kitty Empire

Kitty Empire

23, Jul, 2011 @11:06 PM

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