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      Jimi: All Is by My Side – film review

      No need for me to waste your time getting into the reasons why biopics of famous musicians never work. The most mawkish of...

    2. June 2, 2014

      John Jones Arts Building, Finsbury Park, London

      Not every business that moves into a new building invites the public in too. But that is precisely what one of London’s most...

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      Through the storm we reach the shore You give it all – but I want more And I’m waiting for you U2’s 1987 hit “With or...

    2. December 6, 2013

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      The swirling, psychedelic posters of Martin Sharp became cultural icons for an era that frequently threatened, in the eyes...

    3. August 1, 2013

      Ebony, ivory . . . and timber

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    4. May 16, 2013

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      After months of suspicious delay it finally comes off the shelf. We were right to suspect. For much of its length, Baz...

    5. March 22, 2013

      Eric Clapton: Old Sock

      When you’re acclaimed as one of rock’s greatest guitarists and have just sold a Gerhard Richter painting for £21m then I...

    6. April 20, 2012

      Obituary: Bert Weedon

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      Paul Weller, Roundhouse, London

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    8. March 8, 2012

      Guitarmaker Fender to list on Nasdaq

      Fender, the guitarmaker whose Stratocaster instrument was first made famous by Buddy Holly in the 1950s, is planning to...

    9. February 29, 2012

      Oxford university receives £26m

      Oxford university has received a £26m donation to fund more than 35 postgraduate scholarships a year from the widow of Ahmet...

    10. February 3, 2012

      Paul McCartney: Kisses on the Bottom

      Paul McCartney says he chose Kisses on the Bottom’s terrible title out of mischief and his record company begged him to...

    11. January 13, 2012

      Why I’ve stopped beating the kids

      We had a bit of a moment in the household last week when the boy beat his mother at tenpin bowling. Obviously it was his...

    12. January 7, 2012

      Christmas challenge 2011: the answers

      Thanks to everyone who entered the Life & Arts Christmas Challenge, published on December 24, and congratulations to Kathy...

    13. October 28, 2011

      20 questions: Paul Drechsler

      Born in Ireland and with a degree in engineering from Trinity College Dublin, Paul Drechsler was the first non-family member...

    14. September 20, 2011

      Coolabi approached by North Promotions

      Bagpuss, the cloth cat made famous by a TV series, may be about to take up a new career as a rock star. Coolabi, the...

    15. June 4, 2011

      My Morning Jacket: Circuital

      My Morning Jacket Circuital (V2/Cooperative Music) On their last album Evil Urges, Kentucky’s My Morning Jacket shredded...

    16. April 15, 2011

      The Rolling Stones in pictures

      Keith Richards, Anita Pallenberg and their son, Marlon, in Cannes, 1971. Photograph by Dominique Tarlé Devouring the...

    17. April 11, 2011

      Wynton Marsalis & Eric Clapton, Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center, New York

      When Wynton Marsalis plays the blues he gives a modernist twist to the celebratory panache of classic jazz. There is modal...

    18. March 4, 2011

      Sale of the week: Eric Clapton guitars

      Sale: Eric Clapton Guitars and Amplifiers Location: Bonhams, 580 Madison Avenue, New York. Tel: +1 212 644 9001 Date:...

    19. October 2, 2010

      Jerry Lee Lewis: Mean Old Man

      Jerry Lee Lewis Mean Old Man (Verve) A Cold War scene comes to mind: a waxy, decrepit leader is propped up, apparatchiks...

    20. October 2, 2010

      Eric Clapton: Clapton

      Eric Clapton Clapton (Reprise) Talking of Clapton, here he comes with a wavy, let-it-all-hang-loose hairstyle and his 19th...

    21. FT Alphaville

      September 3, 2010

      Illusions, opportunity costs, and uneconomists

      Time for a bit of Friday fun before you depart for the long (US) weekend. Have a crack at this word problem (answer further...

    22. July 15, 2010

      BMG in deal to purchase UK rival

      BMG, the German music publisher, has agreed to buy UK rival Stage Three Music, increasing its foothold in a market BMG deems...

    23. May 3, 2010

      Pimlico to sell stake to Dyno-Rod's founder

      Two of the biggest names in British plumbing could soon be joined together after Pimlico Plumbers confirmed it was in talks...

    24. May 2, 2010

      Pimlico to sell stake to Dyno-Rod founder

      Two of the biggest names in British plumbing could soon be joined together after Pimlico Plumbers confirmed it was in talks...

    25. March 26, 2010

      A very English axeman

      During the making of his new album, Emotion & Commotion, Jeff Beck suffered an accident with potentially fatal consequences...

    26. March 19, 2010

      Money for old rock

      On November 12 1968, I wrote a letter to the BBC. It was a letter of complaint, responding to the latest television...

    27. February 17, 2010

      BB King/ Buddy Guy

      Valentine's Day was not yet upon us, but Buddy Guy and BB King - a line-up to make any blues fan's heart beat faster - were...

    28. February 16, 2010

      BB King and Buddy Guy, United Palace Theatre, New York

      A thrill there still: BB King Valentine’s Day was not yet upon us, but Buddy Guy and BB King – a line-up to make any blues...

    29. February 16, 2010

      After you, fellow guitar god

      The electric guitar solo is the ultimate baby-boomer art form: showy, self-indulgent and a strain on the patience of...

    30. February 15, 2010

      Jeff Beck/Eric Clapton, The O2, London

      Guitar gods: Jeff Beck and Eric Clapton The electric guitar solo is the ultimate baby-boomer art form: showy, self-indulgent...

    31. January 20, 2010

      John Mayer

      John Mayer is an axe hero for the iPhone generation. Photogenic, charming, a keen Tweeter with almost 3m followers - yet he...

    32. January 19, 2010

      John Mayer, Hammersmith Apollo, London

      Blues chops: John Mayer John Mayer is an axe hero for the iPhone generation. Photogenic, charming, a keen Tweeter with...

    33. FT Tech Hub

      January 15, 2010

      Beatles finally available on iPhone - sort of

      You may not be able to hear the Fab Four on iTunes  and the iPhone, but you will be able to see them with the licensing of...

    34. November 13, 2009

      John Mayer: Battle Studies

      John Mayer Battle Studies Columbia “Who Says” opens with the bold line “Who says I can’t get stoned?” but there’s nothing...

    35. August 8, 2009

      A girls’ guide to walking in high heels

      The desire to wear high heels is in our genes. Or so thinks Chyna, a former Eric Clapton backing singer turned vertiginous...

    36. June 5, 2009

      Enthusiast who remade the world of model railways

      The name C.J. Freezer is to model railway enthusiasts what P.D. James is to lovers of crime novels. Freezer, who has died...

    37. May 30, 2009

      Scott Trust man

      Taking advantage of a slow mergers and acquisitions scene, Freshfields lawyer turned Rothschild banker Anthony Salz...

    38. May 18, 2009

      Eric Clapton, Royal Albert Hall, London

      The first song in the set presented Eric Clapton, not at all convincingly, as a decrepit bluesman tottering down the great...

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