Michael Bonner

Knowsley Hall -- May's Picture Blog!



Our fearless Picture Editor May Starey has been out shooting the great unwashed. Here's a selection of her best pictures...


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Michael Bonner

Knowsley Hall -- In Praise Of Madness



Ah, this is how you do it.


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Michael Bonner

Knowsley Hall -- tequila and Joss Stone



"She's not to blame!" sings one of Joss Stone's backing singers. Possibly she's exonerating her lead singer from the inclement weather, that's now reached torrential proportions. Looking at the waterlogged state of the fields round here, I suspect that it might not be the Mersey alone that you'll need a ferry to cross later this evening.


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Come down Sunday... Shirley Bassey, Manics and more



Have been for the final wander round the immense space that Glastonbury covers, the sound of Shirley Bassey as she performs on the main stage floats across the air...


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Michael Bonner

Knowsley Hall -- mud, sheep and "ladies day"



Coming back to Knowlsey Hall today, Picture Editor May and I find a few things have changed...


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Mike Scott's Waterboys get Glastonbury twirling



It's quite a trudge up to the Pyramid Stage, so deep and sticky, but I don't mean to bore you with mud stories -

Mike Scott's Waterboys have just finished their third performance at this year's Glastonbury festival...


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Wellies, Weller and Weather, Glasto wades in for final day



Closing day of Glastonbury is well underway, and the rain has been set at 'fine trickle' since about 2am.

Today will see Dame Shirley Bassey do her big numbers on the Pyramid Stage - on a Sunday billing that also includes Manic Street Preachers, Kaiser Chiefs and The Who, who are straight on to the site from headlining Knowsley Hall up in Liverpool last night.


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John Fogerty triumphs at Glastonbury



John Fogerty has just played the Glastonbury Jazz/ World Stage (June 23), only his second show in the UK since 1972.

Coming on to massive applause and cheering, Fogerty looked very pleased to be here, saying: " It's beautiful to be here at Glastonbury. I'm so happy to be in England again. But I ain't here to do speeches, I'm here to play rock'n'roll!


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Michael Bonner

Knowsley Hall -- The Who prove they're still the best



"You couldn't bury 'em, could ya..?" So says a genial Scally, somewhat glassy-eyed after an afternoon on the booze and on the scrounge for a cigarette.


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Michael Bonner

20 minutes until The Who!



OK, it's getting very exciting backstage. The biggest tour bus in the world has just hoved into view, and a suited chap, who looks like he probably knew the Krays back in the day, is purposefully standing in front of the door.


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Dave Edmunds at 70! Happy birthday, boyo!


First of all, there was the somewhat staggering recent news that Captain Sensible was about to turn 60. Then a few weeks ago, Nick Lowe was 65. And today, it turns out, Dave Edmunds, Nick’s former best mate and partner in Rockpile...