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(...)

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(...)

When Patricia Bardon sings Carmen at the National Concert Hall this Saturday, it will be her Dublin debut in a part she has performed as far away as Los Angeles. And that’s just one of the roles in a vast repertoire of which an English opera critic wrote: “I have never seen her give anything less than a world-class performance.”

As a young singer growing up in Dublin, Patricia Bardon used to dream of becoming another Aretha Franklin, or even a Tina Turner. Tragically, it was n(...)

Merrill Garbus has a request before the interview begins. “I’ve been speaking very slowly all morning so I can be heard and understood clearly, so is (...)

Novelist Daphne du Maurier and her two children at the window of their home in 1947. Photograph: Popperfoto

The farmer from Roscommon wanted me to meet his mother. When I did she said my hands were too small and I wouldn’t be much good for “carrying b(...)

Nils Landgren: Eternal Beauty
  • Music
  • February 14, 2014, 00:00

Trombonist and vocalist Nils Landgren’s music is so damned accessible, it would be easy to dismiss it as “jazz lite” – and many do. But all of the (...)

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(...)

Patty Griffin: ‘I don’t have a naturally strong voice. I have to work like an athlete to keep it’

‘I wrote a lot of it before he died. I was kind of bracing myself for that because you know it was going to be big. I was connected to him pretty s(...)

Oprah Winfrey said she was the victim of racism during a recent shopping trip in Switzerland. Photograph: Reuters

US talk show host Oprah Winfrey has said she was the victim of racism during a recent shopping trip in Switzerland. The media mogul, who is one of the(...)