• 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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  • Legendary Herman’s Hermits frontman, Peter Noone, talks music, the 60s and about ‘having fun’.

    Legendary Herman’s Hermits frontman, Peter Noone, talks music, the 60s and about ‘having fun’.

    Over 60 million recordings sold, 14 gold singles and seven gold albums later, the legendary (and, absolutely delightful) Peter Noone lands in North Texas Saturday night at the Arlington Music Hall. In advance of his performance, Tellyspotting had the great good fortune to sit down for a very enjoyable chat with the English singer-songwriter, guitarist, pianist and actor to talk music, the 60s and life in general.

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