2015 – Adele’s comeback single ‘Hello’ achieved platinum sales status in the UK, just three weeks after it was released after the chart-topping song sold more than 600,000 copies.
2013 – Bob Dylan was placed under judicial investigation in France for allegedly provoking ethnic hatred
2013 – Bob Dylan was placed under judicial investigation in France for allegedly provoking ethnic hatred of Croats. It followed a legal complaint lodged by a Croat association in France over a 2012 interview Dylan gave to Rolling Stone magazine. In the interview Dylan allegedly compared the relationship between Jews and Nazis to that of […]
2013 – Martin Sharp: Australian artist, cartoonist, songwriter and film-maker Martin Sharp died from emphysema aged 71
2013 – Martin Sharp: Australian artist, cartoonist, songwriter and film-maker Martin Sharp died from emphysema aged 71. Sharp was called Australia’s foremost pop artist.His psychedelic posters of Bob Dylan, Donovan and others, rank as classics of the genre. Martin co-wrote one of Cream’s best known songs, ‘Tales of Brave Ulysses’, created the cover art for […]
2013 – English drummer and percussionist Richard Coughlan died age 66. He was one of the founding members of Caravan in 1968 and remained with the band until his death. Caravan who were signed to Decca Records, blended psychedelic rock, jazz and classical influences to create a distinctive progressive rock sound.
2013 – It was reported that George Harrison’s sister was living in a pre-fabricated home and “struggling for money”
2013 – It was reported that George Harrison’s sister was living in a pre-fabricated home and “struggling for money” since her allowance from The Beatles star’s estate was cut off about a year after he died. 82-year-old Louise Harrison admitted that she had no access to her brother’s multi-million dollar fortune and was cash-poor living […]
2013 – Robbie Williams scored his 11th UK No.1 album when Swings Both Ways went to the top of the charts. It was also the 1,000 No.1 UK album since the charts began in 1956 when Frank Sinatra was at No.1 with Songs For Swingin’ Lovers.
2013 – Paul McCartney posted a letter on his website calling on Russian President Vladimir Putin to release 30 Greenpeace activists whom Russian authorities arrested during a protest over Arctic oil drilling in September. All the activists involved had their charges dropped in late December of this year.
2013 – Lady Gaga split from Troy Carter, who had managed her since 2007. Carter was credited with masterminding some of Gaga’s success, including her massive social media audience. She had 60 million Facebook fans and was amongst the top figures on Twitter with 40 million followers.
2013 – Marvin Gaye’s family were taking legal action against Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams for copyright infringement
2013 – Marvin Gaye’s family were taking legal action against Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams for copyright infringement over their hit song Blurred Lines. Three of Gaye’s children filed legal papers accusing them of copying elements of the song ‘Got To Give It Up’. The Gaye family cited excerpts of magazine interviews given by Thicke […]
2013 – New Zealand singer Lorde topped the UK singles chart with her debut single, ‘Royals’, making her the youngest solo artist to score a UK No.1 since 15-year-old Billie Piper’s ‘Because We Want To’ in 1998. 16 year old Lorde was signed to Universal on a development deal at just 13 years old, after […]
2013 – Producer Quincy Jones was suing the estate of the late Michael Jackson for millions of dollars
2013 – Producer Quincy Jones was suing the estate of the late Michael Jackson for millions of dollars. He said the singer’s estate and Sony Music Entertainment improperly re-edited songs to deprive him of royalties and production fees. Mr Jones stated that they also broke an agreement giving him the right to remix master recordings […]
2013 – 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: NME published their latest ‘500 Greatest Albums of All Time’ list. The top 5 read: 1. The Smiths – ‘The Queen Is Dead’, 2. The Beatles – ‘Revolver’ 3. David Bowie – ‘Hunky Dory’, 4. The Strokes – ‘Is This It’ and at 5. The Velvet Underground […]