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The Replacements on their (im)modest beginnings: “We had nothing to offer but piss, vinegar and songs”

As a new boxset celebrates the ’Mats earliest recordings, we return to Minneapolis at the start of the ’80s to explore their (im)modest beginnings. Join us in the basement of 3628 Bryant Avenue, where things are about to get loud

Ray and Dave Davies on the Everly Brothers: “A spark of life that stays in the grooves”

With the death of Don Everly, time has finally been called on The Everly Brothers. We reflect on the pioneering music made by Don and his brother Phil, while Ray and Dave Davies recall the impact the Everlys had on a generation of musicians.

Ry Cooder of Buena Vista Social Club: “We got in there and did great things”

In 1996, Ry Cooder assembled the Buena Vista Social Club and turned Havana’s forgotten musical aristocracy into unlikely stars. Twenty-five years on, the magic of the joyous, bittersweet album they recorded together is stronger than ever. But how did its curator and venerable cast navigate power cuts, food shortages and meetings with Fidel Castro?
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