Lesley Gore performs at the She’s got the power! event outside Lincoln Center in New York in July 2011. Photograph: Michael Nagle/The New York Times

Lesley Gore, who was a teenager in the 1960s when she recorded hit songs about heartbreak and resilience that went on to become feminist touchstones,(...)

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‘Today, the remaining sisters continue this work adding to it care for those affected by the rampant Ebola virus.’ Above, prayers are said for a victim of Ebola in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Photograph: EPA/STR

Becoming a Christian missionary has lost the appeal it once had for thousands of young Irish men and women who, from the middle of the 19th century, j(...)

 Muhammad Ali (right) covers up against George Foreman during their world heavyweight boxing title fight in Kinshasa, Zaire.  Photograph: Getty Images

When Muhammad Ali rumbled in the jungle with George Foreman exactly 40 years ago on Thursday, they were safely distant from the dying embers of a con(...)

Top row: Rory Gallagher, Public Enemy and David Bowie; bottom row: John Coltrane, The Rolling Stones and Aretha Franklin. Photographs: Fin Costello/Redferns, Suzie Gibbons/Redferns, Richard E Aaron/Redferns, Gai Terrell/Redferns and Estate of Keith Morris/Redferns, all via Getty Images

Every minute of the day more than 100 hours of video is uploaded to YouTube. It’s an inventory that will include a huge swathe of this, that and th(...)

The Lost Album: Ike and Tina Turner, 1965. Photograph: Dennis Hopper, courtesy of the Hopper Art Trust

What’s striking about Dennis Hopper’s photographs of 1960s freak scenes, which have been on show over the summer at the Royal Academy of Arts, in Lond(...)

Live wire: Bob Marley onstage in London in 1980

A certain well-known singer brought half of his/her vocals to Glastonbury this year on a disk. Other acts had ProTools playback rigs hidden away. S(...)

Fred Wesley: with George Clinton, ‘the whole gig was relaxed and fun, although the costumes were unorthodox’

Fred Wesley has some tales to tell. He has played, written and recorded alongside James Brown, George Clinton and Bootsy Collins, and is the trombo(...)

The Sylvers perform on Soul Train in 1976. Photograph: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

It’s time for Soul Train to leave the station again. The classic US black music show introduced TV audiences to a host of r’n’b, soul and hip-hop acts(...)

Ozzy a Border Collie/Kelpie crossbreed from Norwich in England, who has made it into the Guinness Book of World Records for the fastest crossing of a tightrope by a dog. Photograph: Guinness World Records/PA Wire

A tightrope walking dog has taken the latest edition of Guinness World Records to new heights.Ozzy, a border collie/kelpie crossbreed, has entered the(...)