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Elvis In Concert: Live On Screen at the Manchester Arena

Hello! It’s been a while since I’ve written here, hasn’t it? I’m afraid that UK politics has been so much of a complete shitstorm for the last few months that I haven’t wanted to say anything about it other than … Continue reading

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New 500 Songs — “Goodnight My Love”

The new episode of the podcast is up at https://www.500songs.com/e/episode-47-goodnight-my-love-by-jesse-belvin/ This one looks at “Goodnight My Love” by Jesse Belvin, and at the many groups he performed with, and his untimely death. And Patreon backers can find this week’s Patreon-backer-only … Continue reading

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500 Songs: Brown-Eyed Handsome Man

https://www.500songs.com/e/episode-46-brown-eyed-handsome-man-by-chuck-berry/ The new episode of “A History of Rock Music in 500 Songs” is now up. This one looks at “Brown-Eyed Handsome Man” by the Chuck Berry Combo, and how Berry tried to square the circle of social commentary and … Continue reading

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500 Songs: Blueberry Hill

https://www.500songs.com/e/episode-45-blueberry-hill-by-fats-domino/ Episode forty-five of A History of Rock Music in Five Hundred Songs looks at “Blueberry Hill” by Fats Domino, and at how the racial tensions of the fifties meant that a smiling, diffident, cheerful man playing happy music ended … Continue reading

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500 Songs: Train Kept A-Rollin

This week’s episode of the podcast is now up! This one’s on “Train Kept A-Rollin’” by Johnny Burnette and the Rock ‘n’ Roll Trio, and how a novelty song about cowboys written for an Abbot and Costello film became a … Continue reading

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