Author Archives: Andrew Hickey

500 Songs: Why Do Fools Fall in Love?

The new episode of A History of Rock Music in 500 Songs is now up. It’s on Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers, and what happens when you get signed to a Mafia-owned company before you even hit puberty. (Spoiler: nothing … Continue reading

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Three New Podcasts

This is a day late, but there’s so much new podcast material here that you’ll be sick of my voice if you aren’t already. The new episode of A History of Rock Music in 500 Songs is up. This one’s … Continue reading

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On Telling

As I started to write this a while back, there were council elections going on in much of England and Wales. Tomorrow, there will be another set of elections, as we vote in European elections for what will hopefully not … Continue reading

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500 Songs: “Mystery Train”

https://www.500songs.com/e/episode-33-mystery-train-by-elvis-presley/ The new episode of A History of Rock Music in 500 Songs is now live! This one is on “Mystery Train” by Elvis Presley, and also involves geeks, unsolved murders, and contract negotiations.

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500 Songs: “I Got A Woman”

https://www.500songs.com/e/episode-32-i-got-a-woman-by-ray-charles/ The new episode of “A History of Rock Music in 500 Songs” is up! Learn about “I Got A Woman” by Ray Charles, why Sammy Cahn would not have liked The Voice, and how what we now think of … Continue reading

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New 500 Songs Episode — “Only You”

https://www.500songs.com/e/episode-31-only-you-by-the-platters/ The new episode of A History of Rock Music in 500 Songs is now up! This one’s on “Only You”, how a group of six people called the Flamingos became an entirely different five people called the Platters, and … Continue reading

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On the Euro Elections and “Vote-Splitting”

There is a take going round, from Remainer celebrities like Emma Kennedy, from journalists like Ian Dunt, and even from people who I’d expect to have more sense, that the European elections are a great missed opportunity for Remain parties … Continue reading

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