Between 22 November and 8 December, 1956, the Olympics took place in Melbourne, Australia. Great Britain and Northern Ireland won six gold, seven silver and 11 bronze medals. 542 woorden meer
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Thanks to Billy Bragg’s foray into non-fiction, ‘Roots Radicals and Rockers’, markontour is currently listening to Lonnie Donegan. I’m sceptical that ‘Rock Island Line’ would induce the same excitement in twenty-first century kids as it did in 1957 for seemingly everyone from John Lennon to Mick Jagger, Pete Townshend and John Peel. 787 woorden meer
Americana week usually brings more with it than just over 300 artists swarming through the music venues of Nashville. Outside of the officially sponsored events, WMOT-FM has a steady schedule of artist interview sessions, and there were also several events at Country Music Hall of Fame. 260 woorden meer
Here we are at the last of the three posts which highlight worthy candidates for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s auxiliary categories. I have for your consideration a dozen picks for the now seldom-used Early Influence category. 1.699 woorden meer
For the Dallas Morning News, I reviewed folk singer Billy Bragg’s new history of skiffle, a largely forgotten British musical form that linked blues and “trad jazz” with rock and roll in the mid-to-late 1950s. Enjoy.