The Who & The Faces At The Oval

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In 1971 The Faces were on a roll. Over the August Bank Holiday weekend they triumphed at the Weeley Festival near Clacton on Sea before an audience of 100,000, and the following week played the Queen Elizabeth Hall on London’s South Bank Centre where DJ and man-about-town Jeff Dexter was press-ganged into acting as DJ Read More

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Rock & Roll’s Untold Stories: Ian Dury Meets Omar Sharif

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This is an extract from Sex & Drugs & Rock’n’Roll: The Story of Ian Dury by Richard Balls. Although Ian declined to be interviewed by Richard, the great man raised no objections when Richard talked to his family, friends and musical colleagues, over 50 people in all. In the event, the book was completed just days before Ian’s Read More

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Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk” Has Now Credited The Gap Band

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Fresh from the Marvin Gay Estate/Robin Thicke furore, Mark Ronson’s chart smashing “Uptown Funk” with Bruno Mars now has credited The Gap Band as one of their ever growing list of 11 songwriters. The band staked a claim that the song  had marked similarities with their own hit “Oops Upside Your Head” back in February Read More

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