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    1. December 5, 2014

      Songs in the key of later life

      Terry Riley, the American minimalist composer, received his most important inspiration 50 years ago on a San Francisco bus....

    2. November 14, 2014

      To sell or not to sell

      Twenty-five years ago this week, the world changed. There was, of course, that business with The Wall. But you’ve heard...

    1. September 30, 2014

      Dylan Howe’s Subterranean, Kings Place, London – review

      Dylan Howe’s cool, modal jazz re-shape of songs from David Bowie’s Low and Heroes albums on the recent release Subterranean...

    2. April 15, 2014

      Allen Toussaint, Ronnie Scott’s, London – review

      Allen Toussaint joked at Ronnie Scott’s about needing a translator when he leaves New Orleans because no one understands a...

    3. March 14, 2014

      John Lennon as writer and artist

      John Lennon’s drawings and manuscripts set to be auctioned at Sotheby’s At Woolton village fete I met him. I was a fat...

    4. February 24, 2014

      The Polo Lounge, Beverly Hills

      Where: Beverly Hills Hotel, Sunset Boulevard WiFi: Yes Plug sockets: Some, but not at every table Espresso: $8 Open: 7am to...

    5. November 1, 2013

      Coulson and Brooks both authorised corrupt payments, court hears

      Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson both authorised corrupt payments to public officials, a jury was told on Friday as it...

    6. September 27, 2013

      Graphic scores: lively alternative ways of writing down music

      Music notation is at best a compromise, at worst a lie. In western culture a five-line stave suspending a pattern of dotted...

    7. August 20, 2013

      Can bosses force their opinions on workers?

      THE PROBLEM Ahead of a recent concert in Canada, Sir Paul McCartney, a longtime vegetarian and supporter of animal rights,...

    8. June 21, 2013

      Genteel crooner who set hearts aflutter

      By some quirk of cultural transmission, a ululating call originating either with Alpine herders or African hunter-gatherers...

    9. April 25, 2013

      Divorce lawyer handling a ‘conveyor belt of upset people’

      The meeting room at Camilla Baldwin’s eponymous law firm in Mayfair, home of high-end jewellers and hedge funds, is a bit...

    10. 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...

    11. March 8, 2013

      Various artists: Real to Reel, Sound City

      Dave Grohl has made a “rockumentary” about LA’s now-closed Sound City studio where Metallica, Neil Young, Fleetwood Mac and...

    12. March 3, 2013

      Europe is hot ticket for Live Nation

      Live Nation, the global music promoter and venue operator, has doubled its European stadium count and raised its number of...

    13. February 22, 2013

      Plots of fancy

      A tiny village of 198 residents some 180km east of Uruguay’s capital, Montevideo, has seen prices triple in line with those...

    14. January 9, 2013

      Cass expands its City footprint

      Cass Business School, part of London’s City University, will begin teaching short executive programmes in new premises in...

    15. November 30, 2012

      London Business School to expand into landmark building

      Former Beatles Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Star, Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher and Hollywood stars Antonio Banderas and...

    16. November 29, 2012

      College expands to Marylebone town hall

      The former Beatles Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher and the Hollywood actors Antonio...

    17. October 19, 2012

      On the love trampoline

      Country Girl: A Memoir, by Edna O’Brien, Faber, RRP£20, 352 pages Towards the end of Edna O’Brien’s wonderful new memoir,...

    18. October 12, 2012

      Keep calm and bunker down

      The build-up to the Cuban missile crisis, which took place 50 years ago this week, found Britain in frolicking mood. As we...

    19. August 28, 2012

      Judge fears rise of DIY litigants will fan violence

      A senior judge has raised concerns that an influx of people representing themselves in court could lead to more violence...

    20. August 22, 2012

      Pussy? I prefer their old stuff

      The night after the Pussy Riot verdict, with bruises still on my arms from fighting legions of other foreign journalists to...

    21. August 22, 2012

      Stealing Sheep, Madame JoJo’s, London

      According the Daily Mail, Britain’s premier sower of panic, “modern-day sheep rustling is the work of ruthless armed gangs...

    22. August 10, 2012

      Pop and circumstance

       Soundtrack to the Olympics Ludovic Hunter-Tilney Danny Boyle’s opening ceremony contained some astonishing scenes as it...

    23. August 3, 2012

      Creative brief with a dismal legacy

      Newspapers are often wonderful things. But, in this age of the “conversational Olympics” (honestly), when spectator, coach,...

    24. July 17, 2012

      Cash boost for Royal Parks

      London’s Royal Parks have for the first time generated more money than they receive in grants from government, in a sign...

    25. July 3, 2012

      Peter Blake and Pop Music, Pallant House Gallery, Chichester

      The 29-year-old Peter Blake looks sober enough, standing erect in a suburban English garden and gazing out at us with solemn...

    26. June 29, 2012

      Greenpeace fights Shell Arctic plan

      In February, as Royal Dutch Shell was finalising its protracted plans to start exploring for oil off the coast of Alaska,...

    27. June 21, 2012

      Shell’s Arctic plan under fire in Rio

      Royal Dutch Shell is facing a fresh assault on its plans to drill for oil in Arctic waters off Alaska as Sir Paul McCartney...

    28. April 20, 2012

      Obituary: Bert Weedon

      Bert Weedon, the man who taught a generation of schoolboys to strum the guitar, died at his home on Friday at the age of 91....

    29. March 9, 2012

      Awesome foursome

      When the Brodsky Quartet walk on stage at the City of London Festival this summer, in their 40th birthday year, they’ll have...

    30. February 10, 2012

      The majestic survivors

      Her Majesty’s a pretty nice girl, but she doesn’t have a lot to say,” sang Paul McCartney in 1969, bringing his group’s...

    31. February 9, 2012

      News of the World bullying culture came from editors

      A culture of bullying existed at the News of the World and can be found in other UK papers, the Leveson inquiry into press...

    32. 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...

    33. January 10, 2012

      US rights to six early Beatles songs sold

      US rights to six of The Beatles’ earliest songs are changing hands for the first time in almost 50 years, after a small...

    34. December 6, 2011

      Paul McCartney, O2 Arena, London

      Paul McCartney hit the nail on the head when he sang, “You say goodbye, I say hello,” on his opening number, The Beatles’...

    35. November 25, 2011

      Savoy faire

      It seems appropriate that Alan Thomas, who is based in the Baa Atoll region of the Maldives, should have grown up surrounded...

    36. October 26, 2011

      US seeks assets of African leader’s son

      The US government moved on Tuesday to seize more than $70m of assets owned by the son of the president of Equatorial Guinea,...

    37. October 21, 2011

      Robbie Williams leaves EMI for Universal

      EMI, the UK music group that is in the middle of being auctioned, has lost Robbie Williams, one of its top artists, to rival...

    38. October 14, 2011

      The Man Who Sold the World

      On July 20 1969, the BBC decided to mark the moon landing of Apollo 11 by giving its first airing of a new single by the...

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