On this date, five simple words changed not only the music world but the world forever going forward were spoken by Ed Sullivan 56 years ago today on Sunday, 9 February 1964…”Ladies and gentleman, the Beatles!”
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, […]
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 […]
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.
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.
Oscar-winning director Tom Hooper (King’s Speech, Les Misérables, The Danish Girl) has herded a pretty spectacular feline litter together for the forthcoming film adaptation of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, Cats. Taylor Swift (Bombalurina), Sir Ian McKellen (Gus the Theatre Cat), James Corden (Bustopher Jones), Jennifer Hudson (Grizabella), Idris Elba (Macavity) and Dame Judi Dench (Old Deuteronomy) have all attended “cat […]
The Kinks, considered by many as one of the most influential rock bands of the 60s, are literally ‘getting the band back together’ after over two decades of being apart. Having formed in 1964, the legendary punk rock group originally split up in 1996 when tensions hit an all-time high between Ray and his brother Dave Davies. […]
By the mid-’60s, the British Invasion had taken America by storm. So much so that even popular TV sitcoms wanted to join in the fun. Often mistaken for another British singing duo, Peter & Gordon, Chad Stuart & Jeremy Clyde, aka Chad & Jeremy, made the leap to the small screen, appearing as characters on The Dick Van Dyke Show and The Patty Duke Show, and as themselves on Batman.