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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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500 Songs: Bo Diddley

https://www.500songs.com/e/episode-30-bo-diddley-by-bo-diddley/ The new episode of “A History of Rock Music in 500 Songs” is now up! This one is on Bo Diddley by Bo Diddley, and features threats of violence against beloved TV presenters, spurs that jingle-jangle-jingle, and street-sweeping as … Continue reading

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Episode 30: “Bo Diddley” by “Bo Diddley

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-ijmxd-af7d92 Welcome to episode thirty of A History of Rock Music in Five Hundred Songs. This is the last of our three-part look at Chess Records, and focuses on “Bo Diddley” by Bo Diddley. Click the full post to read … Continue reading

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New 500 Songs: Maybellene

https://www.500songs.com/e/episode-29-maybellene-by-chuck-berry/ The new episode of A History of Rock Music in 500 Songs is up. This one focuses on “Maybellene” and Chess Records, and covers key signatures, contracts, and Lil Nas X.

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New 500 Songs Episode Up: “Sincerely” by the Moonglows

https://www.500songs.com/e/episode-28-sincerely-by-the-moonglows/ Slightly early because I need to go to bed, it’s the new 500 Songs, on Chess Records, Alan Freed, and the Moonglows, and how a strike, a bad pitch at a baseball game, and a lawsuit from a blind … Continue reading

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New 500 Songs Podcast: “Tweedle Dee”

https://www.500songs.com/e/episode-27-tweedle-dee-by-lavern-baker/ The new episode of A History of Rock Music in 500 Songs is up, on “Tweedle Dee”. Today, finally, after several weeks of hearing about black people’s music getting ripped off, we hear how one black woman fought back … Continue reading

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New 500 Songs Episode: “Ain’t That A Shame”

https://www.500songs.com/e/episode-26-aint-that-a-shame-by-fats-domino/ A new episode of A History of Rock Music in 500 Songs is up! This one is on “Ain’t That A Shame”, and covers the middle part of Fats Domino’s story, with him going from being a big R&B … Continue reading

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