Category Archives: Magazine

Coming Soon: Billy Vera Biography

Out in April this year will be the biography of singer, songwriter, record producer, music critic and historian Billy Vera, called ‘Harlem To Hollywood’ A showbiz lifer, Billy Vera was born into a white, suburban family, but Billy fell for … Continue reading

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The Business Of Robert Johnson Fakery

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Record Store Day 2014

Record Store Day¬†came into being in 2007 when over 700 independent records stores and outlets in the USA came together to celebrate their unique culture. The UK followed suit and 2014 will see the seventh celebration of the UK’s unique … Continue reading

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The Sound Of Dobells – The British Record Shop Archive.

In August 2012 the British Record Shop Archive was set up online by Leon Parker to save the history of how we found, listened and bought music. For the last four years ‘Record Store Day’ have grabbed the media’s attention … Continue reading

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The Eagle Has Landed

Take a listen to this BBC radio programme broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on December 31st, 2012 at 4.00pm. Presented by Mark Radcliffe, it looks at the life and work of DJ, promoter and sometime R&B magazine editor Roger Eagle. … Continue reading

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A Van For All Seasons

On a recent visit to Liverpool I picked up a copy of ¬†Low Down – The Definitive Liverpool Listings Magazine, an excellent publication. The main feature was an edited interview with Van Morrison, who’s new album ‘No Plan B’ has … Continue reading

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Updated: Last Shop Standing out September 10th

“You are never going to discover Captain Beefheart or the 13th Floor Elevators or the Velvet Underground in your local supermarket, ever.”¬†–¬†Richard Hawley, Musician ‘Last Shop Standing’ is a documentary film to be released on September 10th this year and … Continue reading

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Rhino Records Resurrected!

“Go to Rhino Records on Westwood Boulevard‚Ķ‚Ä̬†‚Äď Wild Man Fischer. The wild world of the record store species is featured in a new¬†documentary¬†about the legendary record store in Los Angeles –¬†Rhino Records¬†and its record label. Rhino Resurrected¬†is a “film about … Continue reading

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UK music mag The Word to close

The music monthly magazine The Word is set to produce its last edition says an announcement from editorial director David Hepworth.¬† Hepworth put the decision to close down to ‚Äúdramatic changes in the media and the music business along with¬†general … Continue reading

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Last Shop Standing – The Rise, the Fall And the Rebirth of the Record Shop

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