• Remembering the Cream Reunion Concert as The Royal Albert Hall celebrates 150 years!

    Remembering the Cream Reunion Concert as The Royal Albert Hall celebrates 150 years!

    The one and only Royal Albert Hall has been home to more legendary moments in music history then the law allows. While the past year has been more than challenging for this iconic venue, the concert hall that borders London’s Hyde Park in South Kensington is nothing short of a national treasure….and, has been for 150 years! My first memory of attending a concert at Royal Albert Hall occurred some 15+ years ago in 2005 to see the Cream Reunion Concert as part of the filming for the PBS series Great Performances, 

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  • Happy Birthday, George Harrison — 25 February 1943

    Happy Birthday, George Harrison — 25 February 1943

    Sometimes known as ‘the quiet Beatle’, George Harrison would have been 78 years young today. The Liverpool-born musician, singer-songwriter, music and film producer and, oh yeah, lead guitarist of the Beatles passed away in November 2001 of lung cancer at the very young age of 58. While most Beatles fans will immediately identify with songs written […]

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  • Happy Birthday, George Harrison — 25 February 1943

    Happy Birthday, George Harrison — 25 February 1943

    Sometimes known as ‘the quiet Beatle’, George Harrison would have been 77 years young today. The Liverpool-born musician, singer-songwriter, music and film producer and, oh yeah, lead guitarist of the Beatles passed away in November 2001 of lung cancer at the very young age of 58.  While most Beatles fans will immediately identify with songs written […]

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  • Neil Innes of Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band/Rutles/Monty Python fame dies at 75

    Neil Innes of Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band/Rutles/Monty Python fame dies at 75

    Best known for his work with the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, The Rutles and collaborating with the British comedy troupe Monty Python, Neil Innes died unexpectedly on Sunday at the age of 75. Innes, who will forever be known as ‘the 7th Python’, performed piano, guitar and vocals in The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band whose hit in 1968, […]

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  • 2019 Christmas season kicks off with Argos’ Book of Dreams advert

    2019 Christmas season kicks off with Argos’ Book of Dreams advert

    As we find our collective selves a mere 4 days removed from Halloween, it must be the beginning of the Christmas season, right? While we traditionally have a bit of a break as we wait for the greatness of the John Lewis ads or the brilliant long-running Heathrow bear ads, UK catalogue retailer Argos kicks […]

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  • Banned! — The songs deemed as too dangerous for the BBC!

    Banned! — The songs deemed as too dangerous for the BBC!

    What could Bing Crosby (Deep in the Heart of Texas, I’ll Be Home for Christmas), Bobby Pickett (Monster Mash), The Shangri-Las (Leader of the Pack), Wings (Give Ireland Back to the Irish), The Kinks (Lola) and The Wizard of Oz Film Cast (Ding Dong the Witch is Dead) possibly have in common? Singing songs that were deemed too dangerous for BBC broadcast, obviously.

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