From the daily archives:

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Top of The Pops 1970s Special: Songs To Learn and Sing Readers’ Chart

October 5, 2013

I almost missed this one, but with Charlie East-West’s posting of Rod Stewart’s glorious  Maggie May  to bring Scottish Week to a conclusion a  month or so ago, the 1970s became the first decade to have had 150 songs posted in our Songs To Learn and Sing Feature.  Indeed the much-maligned decade (about which more […]

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Is Chris Grayling the worst Lord Chancellor since Sir Richard Rich?

October 5, 2013

Sir Richard Rich what a bastard: Lord Chancellor during the time of Edward VI and before then a vicious oppressor and torturer, first of Roman Catholics including Sir Thomas More during the reign of Henry VIII, then, after Henry’s death and a brief dalliance with Lady Jane Grey until things didn’t look too clever for […]

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