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FOG OVER THE CHANNEL: CONTINENT CUT OFF

Talking of The Nation’s Favourite (that’s with an ‘ou’ for once), the same day I stick Radio 1 on my computer desktop, it’s announced that the BBC’s flagship station will...
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ON THE SUBJECT OF RELATIONSHIPS (AND BREAK-UPS)

This Sunday is my wedding anniversary. Hang on, OUR wedding anniversary. And yesterday, I was so busy explaining to my long-suffering wife why I have to spend it at Irving...
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ON THE SUBJECT OF JUNE 21st

…Then yesterday must have been the 20th Anniversary of The Longest Day, when U2 headlined Milton Keynes Bowl. Faith Brothers, whom I was managing at the time, were the opening...
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REASONS TO BE GRATEFUL: NOTES FROM A WEEKEND IN THE BOROUGH OF KINGS

Elizabeth Padilla will not be forgotten. Her bicycle (I’d like to believe it was her bicycle) has been spray painted white, like an angel, and chained to a parking sign...
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4) THIS IS WHY OASIS SOLD OUT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN

Q: Is is strange to still be in a band with your little brother? Noel Gallagher: It’s not the ideal situation. If I knew then what I know now, I...
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5) AND THIS IS WHY WE REMAIN, TWO COUNTRIES SEPARATED BY A COMMON LANGUAGE

“An English writer who made his name during the post-punk ’80s, Paul Morley is a sort of Lester Bangs for readers whose life experience owes more to The Human League...
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