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Essential reading: nine experts on the books that inspired them
From film to philosophy, from music to history and economics, masters of their crafts pick the five books they could not live without

Alain de Botton, Helena Kennedy, Mark Kermode, Paul Morley, Steven Pinker, Olivia Laing, Noreena Hertz, David Olusoga, Richard Mabey

08, Jan, 2017 @10:00 AM

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Dalí, Duchamp and Dr Caligari: the surrealism that inspired David Bowie
Growing up, Bowie was as influenced by surrealist art and film as he was by Little Richard and John Coltrane, says Paul Morley

Paul Morley

22, Jul, 2016 @12:00 PM

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Paul Morley: ‘Pop belongs to the last century. Classical music is more relevant to the future’
For years, rock critic Paul Morley viewed classical music as a pompous art form of the past. So why does the former NME writer now believe it is so revolutionary?

Paul Morley

21, Sep, 2014 @8:15 AM

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The One Direction movie – or the Beatles? No wit, no zest, no contest

Paul Morley: Morgan Spurlock's shallow This is Us is no Hard Day's Night – but both films are a sign of their own times. One broke the rules and captured a changing world. The other is competent, puny and gutless

Paul Morley

24, Aug, 2013 @11:06 PM

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Sir Alex Ferguson: The man and the city
Manchester has always had a place for outsiders, from Friedrich Engels to Alan Turing. And this one has left his indelible mark on the city's own myths and culture

Paul Morley

12, May, 2013 @11:30 AM

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The Rolling Stones will reign supreme until there is a new counterculture | Paul Morley
Paul Morley: The new generation is blocked from moving on creatively, not only by the babyboomers but also their own inertia

Paul Morley

31, Mar, 2013 @12:06 AM

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So Jake Bugg is authentic and Harry Styles is a fake? I don't think so…

In the great fabricated conflict between Jake Bugg and Harry Styles, it's the perversely sophisticated One Direction star who really represents what's left of pop

Paul Morley

03, Mar, 2013 @12:04 AM

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Gary Numan: 'I mean, John Travolta's got a Dakota' – a classic interview from the vaults

To celebrate Numan's appearance at Bestival this weekend, we've revisited Rock's Backpages – the world's leading collection of vintage music journalism – for this classic interview by Paul Morley, first published in the NME in June 1979

Paul Morley

04, Sep, 2012 @1:34 PM

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Duran Duran: I've hated them for 30 years but they're the perfect band for the Olympics
The veteran New Romantics would not have been the choice of all music-lovers to showcase English culture to the world. But they have a gift for empty spectacle that suits this gig

Paul Morley

05, May, 2012 @1:27 PM

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The Sex Pistols play the Lesser Free Hall: all of indie Manchester sees the future of music

4 June 1976: Number 8 in our series of the 50 key events in the history of indie music

Paul Morley

13, Jun, 2011 @11:43 PM

Video: Paul Morley learns to dance like a girl band with Mini Viva

Pop duo Mini Viva take Paul Morley through one of their dance routines

Paul Morley, Alex Healey and Christian Bennett

03, Jun, 2011 @3:52 PM

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Paul Morley on music: Charlie Haden
Amazon has made critics of us all. But how does that bode for the professional critic? writes Paul Morley

Paul Morley

23, Apr, 2011 @11:04 PM

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