Jimi Hendrix

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Every great band with great fans, notes Jack White, should have a Greatest Hits album. And so the first compilation of The White Stripes is issued, bu(...)

Jimi Hendrix performs at the Royal Albert Hall in London in February 1969. Photograph: David Redfern/Redferns/Getty Images.

On the landing of Dave Tiger Taylor’s home in Crumlin, there is a European tour poster of a kind familiar to most rock fans. It’s a psychedelic repres(...)

Jimi Hendrix: died 50 years ago this week

Fifty years ago this week Jimi Hendrix joined the 27 Club – that melancholy list of rock stars who died at that age. It wasn’t known as that when Hen(...)

 Little Richard in 1966. File photograph: AP Photo

Richard Penniman, better known as Little Richard, who combined the sacred shouts of the black church and the profane sounds of the blues to create som(...)

Fr Ray Kelly with pro dancer Kylee Vincent.  Photo Credit: Kyran O’Brien Photography

Sweaty palms, racing pulses, melting heats. Either it’s the first meeting of a new Fine Gael-Fianna Fáil coalition or we’ve reached Valentine’s Week o(...)

Art Simon and Paul Garfunkel: Bridge over Troubled Water was  the best-selling LP for 1971, 1972 and 1973.  Yet no student  ever posed with it under their oxter. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty

I’ll tell you what I hate (again). I hate the “[X] for people who don’t like [X]” construction. Nothing is more likely to win me round to the merits o(...)

Beck: “It would be very easy to come along and make something deliciously krautrock, or hide in the safety of the familiar.”

If there was ever a musician who is capable of whipping something novel out of the unexpected, it’s Beck Hansen. The Californian has spent his career (...)

Pearl embellished high neck top, €98 from Nasty Gal

Those sooty eyes and bushy eyebrows, not to speak of her mischievous sense of humour, outspoken opinions and 43 million Instagram followers, help keep(...)

Young people standing in the mud and water and talking, during Woodstock in August, 1969. Photograph: John Dominis/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty

Anybody keen on celebrating the 50th anniversary of Woodstock deserves whatever comes their way. Fighting dysentery to the strains of the Paul Butter(...)

Paul Allen   speaks  in New York, US, in April 2011. File photograph: Ramin Talaie/Bloomberg

Had I ever met Paul Allen? Following the announcement of Allen’s death at 65 this week from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, an editor wanted to know if I’d ev(...)

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