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The Hollies gave them a lift once. Another time they hitchhiked up the M1, after Ray Davies, then about 19, refused to lend them enough for a ticket back to Coventry
I tell Galen that I found interviewing her father strangely upsetting and she says, “then we are the same.”
When Lana Del Rey emerged she was attacked for being inauthentic. But her strange brand of brooding, bruised Americana now seems to fit the times.
A renowned “sensualist”, in losing his sense of smell the INXS frontman had been left “floating in space”, deprived of the essence of his being.
The godmother of punk on talking to Dylan, Trump and a snapping turtle.
To produce each issue of Strong Words, which contains around a hundred book reviews, Ed Needham works seven days a week, with just one Sunday off in every six-week press cycle.
James Lovelock, the prophet of Gaia, has just celebrated his 100th birthday. At home in Dorset he talks about climate change, green politics, the mysteries of existence, the resilience of the Earth – and falling in love in old age.
Something I've noticed cooks often say is: “You can keep it in the fridge in a Tupperware and have it every night and every day at work too if you want.” That speaks for itself.
Behind the hearse, and beyond the downcast relatives, the Mardi Gras Indians danced
It is always the case that the further you get from songs you thought were bubblegum, the more classy they feel.