Freddie Mercury: Lover of Life, Singer of Songs

Posted on Sep 5, 2017 in latest | no responses

  On this day in 1946 Freddie Mercury, was born: Lover of Life, Singer of Songs. Happy Birthday! British rock legend Freddie Mercury, the Queen frontman, died on November 24, 1991 from bronchopneumonia that resulted from a years-long battle with HIV/AIDS. He was 45-years-old.  Freddie Mercury (Farrokh Bulsara – Gujarati: ફારોખ બલ્સારા). He is still […]

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The Boat which Rocked

Posted on Aug 14, 2017 in latest | no responses

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the closure of pirate radio and the lasting impact it has had on the airwaves. Frustrated by how the BBC wasn’t moving with the times, unlicensed stations such as Radio Caroline and Radio London began illegally broadcasting on medium-wave frequencies from ships off the UK coast and disused sea […]

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Happy Birthday Tony Bennett

Posted on Aug 3, 2017 in latest | no responses

Happy 91st Birthday to Anthony Dominick Benedetto, a great American and proud son of Astoria, Queens, New York who marched with MLK and has been a tireless fighter for equal rights. Born and raised in Astoria to an Italian-American family, Bennett began singing at an early age. Tony Bennett was born Anthony Dominick Benedetto on […]

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An empty bench in Cozumel, Mexico

Posted on May 12, 2017 in latest | no responses

  The memorial for Kirsty MacColl in Cozumel, Mexico where she was killed is close to fruition, the intention is to have an unveiling ceremony on Friday, 28 July 2017. It’s a companion bench for Kirsty’s original bench in Soho Square (though more solid looking!) The logo incorporates Kirsty’s bird drawing (well known from the […]

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The Galway Girls

Posted on May 5, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

Saoirse Ronan has gone viral after starring in Ed Sheeran’s newly released video for Galway Girl which is set in Ireland’s famous party city and cultural hub on the Western Seaboard and Wild Atlantic Way. The flame-haired singer travelled to Galway to make the film with the Brooklyn actress. The video, which Sheeran filmed himself, […]

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Music at Abbeystrewry, Skibbereen

Posted on Apr 4, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

` It is always good to be in Skibbereen but on Sunday evening there was a spring in our step as we bounded into town for “Encore”, a musical evening by the talented West Cork Choral singers in Abbeystrewry Church. The West Cork Choral Singers made a welcome return to Abbeystrewry Church to perform works […]

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The sound and the Furey

Posted on Jan 21, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

Finbar Furey and Christy Dignam have received a great deal of praise, following their stunning duet of the song Green Fields of France on the Late Late Show last night. The pair were on the show to celebrate Furey’s 70th birthday, and were joined by Ireland manager Martin O’Neill, musician Sharon Shannon and actor Patrick […]

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Farewell Peter Sarstedt

Posted on Jan 8, 2017 in latest | no responses

Singer-songwriter Peter Sarstedt, best known for the song Where Do You Go To (My Lovely) which reflected the jaded zeitgeist  at the end of the sixties, has died at the age of 75. The song topped the UK singles charts in February 1969 and remained number one for four weeks. It was also number one […]

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For Auld Lang Syne

Posted on Jan 1, 2017 in Britain | no responses

Every year across the world, the streets ring with the same lilting song. Sweet, nostalgic, hopeful; “Auld Lang Syne” has become an absolute tradition in New Year’s Eve celebrations. And so, we sing. Or, at least, we sing the first couple of lines and politely mumble the rest into our champagne glasses. Despite its vast […]

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George Michael

Posted on Dec 26, 2016 in latest | no responses

“For illustrious men have the whole earth for their tomb.” Pericles’ RIP Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou Like a warrior that fights And wins the battle I know the taste of victory Though I went through some nights Consumed by shadows I was crippled emotionally Remembering #GeorgeMichael in milestones — USA TODAY Multimedia (@usatodayvideo) December […]

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The Eagle On London

Crush on The Tube

Posted on Sep 30, 2017 in latest | no responses

Freddie Mercury: Lover of Life, Singer of Songs

Posted on Sep 5, 2017 in latest | no responses

Green Lanes on The Tube

Posted on Sep 2, 2017 in latest | no responses

Trivago’s Tube takeover

Posted on Aug 28, 2017 in latest | no responses