Sharleen Spiteri

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'Sharleen is my homegirl' - how Texas and Wu-Tang Clan became pop's weirdest pals
The soft-rock Scots and the hardcore New York rappers have been mates ever since a riotous recording session got them banned from a studio. Is their friendship about to score them another hit?

Stevie Chick

15, Dec, 2020 @4:08 PM

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The night Sharleen Spiteri got to hang out with Harry Dean Stanton
It was 1989 and a 22-year-old singer from Glasgow was fronting up her band Texas, when she spotted her idol standing at the side of the stage…

Sharleen Spiteri

09, Apr, 2017 @5:00 AM

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My first love song: musicians remember the soundtracks to their teenage crushes
A shaggy Texan, a firebreathing dancer, Liz Taylor … stars relive their first loves – and the tunes that bring them back

Interviews by Paul Lester

14, Feb, 2017 @7:00 AM

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Texas review – sparkling pop singles and monster stage presence
Velvet-voiced Sharleen Spiteri dominates the show from the second she arrives – and not even a Peter Kay cameo can put her off her stride

Dave Simpson

22, Apr, 2015 @4:29 PM

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Yes or No? Scotland's stars take sides in independence debate

Sean Connery and Frankie Boyle say yes. David Tennant and Susan Boyle say no. Will Scots be swayed by the celebrity vote?

Kevin McKenna

12, Jul, 2014 @10:43 PM

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Sharleen Spiteri criticises YouTube's 'take it or leave it' music licensing deals
Texas star: 'Songwriters fully support independent record labels in their fight to get better terms and deals from YouTube'. By Stuart Dredge

Stuart Dredge

08, Jul, 2014 @9:19 AM

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Truth and Soul: the production team making Texas sound vintage, and helping Lee Fields rewrite history

These New York sessioneer-producers minted the sound that took Amy Winehouse and Adele up the charts; now an army of admirers is coming to them to record the old-fashioned way

Angus Batey

29, May, 2014 @4:15 PM

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A day in the life of Radio 2

In his latest exploration of the many sounds of radio, Peter Robinson goes toe to toe with Radio 2's big man, Ken Bruce, Live In Hyde Park

Peter Robinson

05, Oct, 2013 @5:00 AM

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BBC Radio 2 in the Park – review

Glimmers of greatness amid a safe-as-houses bland-out at Radio 2's one-day festival, writes Ian Gittins

Ian Gittins

09, Sep, 2013 @11:51 AM

Sharleen Spiteri: 'I'd cut off my arm for someone to call us a pop band'

The Texas singer on the new album, her fruity language – and that video of her falling over

Peter Robinson

16, May, 2013 @2:00 PM

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Portrait of the artist: Sharleen Spiteri, musician
'I've come under pressure to be "sexy". They always want you lying back on the sofa, showing a bit of leg'

Interview by Laura Barnett

20, Sep, 2010 @9:30 PM

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Sharleen Spiteri: My family values
The singer talks about her family

Tina Jackson

27, Feb, 2010 @12:07 AM

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