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    1. July 4, 2014

      Musician whose songs put body into soul

      In the segregated society of Bobby Womack’s youth, the church was one of the few places of opportunity open to black...

    2. May 12, 2014

      Janelle Monáe, Brixton Academy, London – review

      You could tell that Janelle Monáe is a wonderful show-off from the way she moonwalked backwards across the Brixton Academy’s...

    1. September 6, 2013

      Essaouira, the Moroccan city whose charms are Moorish

      The 16th-century port city of Essaouira on Morocco’s Atlantic coast has long been a draw for film-makers. In particular, the...

    2. October 19, 2012

      Vive le roi du rock ’n’ roll

      It has been calculated that a third of the French population has seen Johnny Hallyday perform. Or perhaps it’s a quarter:...

    3. July 9, 2012

      US IPO plans point to thaw in offerings

      Three US companies are looking to raise a combined $477m through initial public offerings in a sign that weak US equity...

    4. March 16, 2012

      Fear of the dark

       Underneath the Lemon Tree: A Memoir of Depression and Recover, by Mark Rice-Oxley, Little, Brown, RRP£13.99, 320 pages From...

    5. March 2, 2012

      Mix and match

      It’s all about the mix,” said Simon Holloway, Jimmy Choo’s co-creative director, while showing off knee-high stiletto...

    6. February 24, 2012

      Johnny Hallyday: Jamais Seul

      While England’s Elvis Presley, Cliff Richard, was the least convincing rebel ever to affect a sneer, his counterpart over...

    7. November 4, 2011

      The Inventory: Brian May

      Brian May, 64, a founding member of Queen, is a world-famous guitarist and songwriter. He was appointed CBE in 2005 for...

    8. October 21, 2011

      Chic to Chic

      Anyone reading the forthcoming autobiography of Nile Rodgers – guitarist, co-writer of 1970s disco anthem “Le Freak” and...

    9. September 30, 2011

      Small talk: Magnus Mills

      Bus driver by day, novelist by night, Magnus Mills was born in Birmingham in 1954 and brought up in Bristol. He has produced...

    10. September 16, 2011

      Hypnotic grunge

      Amid the hoopla surrounding the 20th anniversary of Nirvana’s Nevermind, it’s easy to forget that grunge wasn’t just about...

    11. September 10, 2011

      The Jimi Hendrix Experience: Winterland

      An unexpectedly solid offering from the much mined Hendrix vaults, Winterland is a boxset of The Jimi Hendrix Experience’s...

    12. June 25, 2011

      Fire and Rain

      Fire and Rain: The Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel, James Taylor, CSNY, and the Lost Story of 1970, by David Browne, Da Capo...

    13. June 10, 2011

      We’re all easy riders now

      And to think I was only looking for an overnight stay in a cheap motel. Somewhere in northern France, to give the family a...

    14. May 6, 2011

      Beyond the city limits

      Richard Prince’s ‘American/English’ (2006) France has not produced a world-class artist since the mid-20th century and...

    15. May 1, 2011

      Out with the stretch limos

      Few executives admit that their job is managing decline but in some industries decline is a fact of life and managing it a...

    16. November 26, 2010

      The List: Five instruments that define pop music

      A vintage Epiphone FT79 guitar, formerly owned (but neither set on fire nor smashed to pieces) by Jimi Hendrix, will go up...

    17. November 19, 2010

      Film memorabilia

      Sale: Film and entertainment memorabilia Location: Christie’s, 85 Old Brompton Road, London SW7. Tel: +44 (0)20 7930 6074...

    18. November 19, 2010

      Getting down and dirty in Abu Dhabi

      Now there is a question that proves, if proof were needed, that these are fast-changing and bewildering times. Last weekend...

    19. November 4, 2010

      Jason Moran, Ronnie Scott’s, London

      The first of Jason Moran’s two sets opened with a pre-recorded scratchy sound collage that sounded like someone twiddling an...

    20. August 21, 2010

      Jason Moran: Ten

      Jason Moran Ten (Blue Note) Jason Moran’s richly percussive tenth album showcases the deep-thinking piano iconoclast with...

    21. July 17, 2010

      Janelle Monáe: The ArchAndroid

      Janelle Monáe The ArchAndroid (Atlantic) Janelle Monáe’s debut is a virtuosic exercise in Afrofuturism, its sci-fi imagery...

    22. June 15, 2010

      City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong

      In a poetic sense, a concert should be a musical banquet in which flavours mingle and the composers are honoured guests...

    23. May 21, 2010

      Authenticity for the masses

      Shepard Fairey manufactured an icon with his Obama "Hope" poster, transforming a rather ordinary news photograph into a...

    24. 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...

    25. March 5, 2010

      Jimi Hendrix: Valleys of Neptune

      Jimi Hendrix Valleys of Neptune Sony “Previously unreleased” Hendrix material surfacing 40 years after the great man’s death...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. January 2, 2010

      Sale of the week: Snaps of cracking pop

      Art Kane’s 1968 portrait of the Who wrapped in two large union flags Sale: Best of British – British Rock ‘n’ Roll...

    29. October 30, 2009

      Digital spies will tame the roadhogs

      The history of the M1 motorway, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary, is that of motoring's loss of innocence. When...

    30. October 29, 2009

      Digital spies will tame the roadhogs

      The history of the M1 motorway, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary, is that of motoring’s loss of innocence. When the...

    31. October 14, 2009

      Seckou Keita

      The Senegalese kora player Seckou Keita is dashing round the country on his last-ever tour with his current band. Keita has...

    32. September 19, 2009

      On tour with the madmen

      A theyyam dancer performing in Kerala At the end of this week I will be setting off on a bus full of ganja-smoking tantric...

    33. FT Alphaville

      September 4, 2009

      UK property, building castles in the sand

      How often do you see a research report on UK property kicked off by a Jimi Hendrix quote? The third edition of JP Morgan’s...

    34. The World

      June 26, 2009

      Door-stepping Michael Jackson

      Alas poor Michael Jackson, I didn’t know him particularly well. In fact, I didn’t know him at all. I did, however, play a...

    35. May 16, 2009

      Clapton and the fate of virtuoso guitar solos

      Eric Clapton returns to his spiritual home at London’s Royal Albert Hall tonight for the start of an 11-night run of...

    36. May 5, 2009

      Korean banks

      Not since Jimi Hendrix have feedback loops made such a sickening screech. The US credit crisis is now surfacing in banks...

    37. March 27, 2009

      Outside Edge: Spirit of ’69 minus the peace and love

      It is a date the inhabitants of upstate New York have come to dread – the anniversary of the Woodstock free festival in...

    38. March 14, 2009

      World: David Honigmann

      Jon Boden Songs From The Floodplain Navigator An English apocalypse, the breakdown of polite society, Armageddon in the...

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