Category: Music

How to secure you Royal Mail David Bowie Stamps

2017-01-30 18:14:43

Just over a year ago the world lost one of the most influential music and cultural figures of all time; David Bowie to cancer (10th January 2016) The Royal Mail has announced it will issue a set of 10 Special Stamps as a tribute to David Bowie available on 14th March 2017. The stamps are issued in the year of what would have been his 70th birthday, and 50 years since his first album release. The Limited edition marks the...Read more

Over 50s Rock n Rollers-don’t miss this!

2016-06-22 12:07:31

The Solid Gold Rock n Roll Show Overview Original ‘dreamboats’, Marty Wilde, Eden Kane, Mike Berry, and The Wildcats, as well as very special guest Mark Wynter, join forces in The Solid Gold Rock n Roll Show. The late fifties and early sixties were without doubt some of the most exciting and important years in the history of music. With the arrival of rock n’ roll, a whole new pop culture was born. Performing their own hits and collaborating live...Read more

Twenty years since the first BBC Proms in the Park

2016-06-02 13:05:19

Twenty years since the first BBC Proms in the Park in 1996, stars from the pop and classical worlds including girl band All Saints, 1980s pop icon Rick Astley, rock band The Feeling, tenor Juan Diego Florez, flautist Sir James Galway and Australian actor and comedian Tim Minchin, will join the Royal Choral Society, BBC Concert Orchestra and conductor Richard Balcombe in London’s Hyde Park on Saturday 10 September to celebrate the finale to the 2016 BBC Proms festival. Britain’s...Read more

Top Ten Vinyl Albums of all time

2016-05-01 18:26:35

Missing scratching & creaking (from your vinyl collection) The Vinyl revival is here, perhaps for some of us it never went away but according to reports sales of the once dominant discs is growing year-on-year. The Guardian’s John Harris produced a fascinating article ‘Vinyl’s difficult comeback-Can the creaking machinery of the few remaining record pressing plants cope with demand? John’s article centres on the few remaining companies equipped to produce vinyl records and cites ‘In the first half of 2014,...Read more

The Nation’s Favourite Beatles Number One

2015-11-07 23:59:45

The Nation’s Favourite Beatles Number One The Beatles were a musical sensation like no other. Since exploding onto the music scene in the early 60s, the band has had an unparalleled musical and cultural impact on Britain and the world for over fifty years. The Nation’s Favourite Beatles Number One will tell the stories behind some of the greatest Beatles songs ever. With interviews from Beatles’ insiders including musicians, friends, fellow performers and celebrity fans, we’ll hear about the stories...Read more

‘If you can remember anything about the sixties, you weren’t really there’

We all the old adage ‘If you can remember anything about the sixties, you weren't really there’ From the author and musician Paul Kantner, Ann Brenoff Senior Columnist, The Huffington Post penned this interesting article '28 Signs Someone Lived Through The '60s' The decade shaped their lives and continues to influence them even today. 1. They still remember the words to "I Want To Hold Your Hand." The fab four, as the Beatles were known, took the world by storm....Read more

Elvis tops the charts, nearly 40 years after his death in what would have been his 80th year

If I Can Dream: Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Elvis tops the charts, nearly 40 years after his death An exciting revisit of Elvis' work, If I Can Dream focuses on the iconic artist's unmistakable voice, emphasizing the pure power of The King of Rock and Roll. Recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London with acclaimed producers Don Reedman and Nick Patrick, the 14-track album features Elvis' most dramatic original performances augmented with lush new arrangements by The...Read more