John Mulvey

Caribou, Richard & Linda, Super Furry Animals, Robert Wyatt and a weekend ignoring Glasto



Just having a look through your recent comments while i wait for the troops to make it back from Glastonbury and Knowsley Hall. Thanks, as ever, for your comments; even Madison, who appears to have spammed the recent Richard And Linda Thompsonthread with a hunk of WB Yeats. Cheers for that.


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Michael Bonner

Knowsley Hall -- a fond farewell



As the sun sinks slowly into the west, we bid you a fond farewell from Knowsley Hall.


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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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Reviewed: Respect Yourself: Stax Records And The Soul Explosion by Robert Gordon


As Robert Gordon reminds us in Respect Yourself: Stax Records And The Soul Explosion, his terrific account of the rise and fall of the great Memphis soul imprint, the Stax story is more than a record-label history. “It is an American story,” Gordon writes,”...