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Friday, April 11, 2014

#879: 1964, The Beatles, Twist and Shout

April 11, 2014

How strange – this week we’ve marked the anniversary of the deaths of Kurt Cobain and Lee Brilleaux, and also the release of The Clash‘s first album, well, this week also marks the fiftieth anniversary of the week in which The Beatles enjoyed all top five singles in the US Billboard Top 100. A feat […]

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Songs To Learn and Sing Golden Years #13: 1988

April 11, 2014

I almost missed this one.   As long ago as Charlie East-West’s posting of The Proclaimers’ politically charged Cap In Hand 1988 became the 13th year to have had 20 Songs To Learn and Sing Posted and to thereby enter the Golden Years pantheon.  The others (with the total number of songs it took to reach […]

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Nigel Evans: In Defence of the CPS

April 11, 2014

In the light of the acquittal of Nigel Evans MP on all charges yesterday, there is a lot of criticism in today’s papers about the CPS.  From the Daily Telegraph’s report of the Conservative Party being at war with the CPS, to the Guardian’s somewhat critical editorial, the prosecution authority has faced attacks from  across […]

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