John Prine

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 Bob Dylan performing at Hyde Park,  London in July last year. File photo:  Dave J Hogan/Getty Images

A few years ago, sitting beneath shade trees in Saratoga Springs, New York, I had a two-hour discussion with Bob Dylan that touched on Malcolm X, the (...)

 John Prine in June 2019 performing at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee. Photograph:  Amy Harris/Invision/AP

President Michael D Higgins has paid tribute to the Grammy-winning singer John Prine who died earlier this week after being hospitalised suffering fro(...)

John Prine in Nashville in 2016. Photograph: Kyle Dean Reinford/The New York Times

Born: October 10th, 1946 Died: April 7th, 2020 John Prine, who has died aged 73 due to complications of Covid-19, was a highly influential American s(...)

John Prine, who died yesterday, in February 2019. Photograph: Rich Fury/Getty for the Recording Academy

To those near and dear to him, the universe John Prine inhabited was known as Prineworld. It was a place of laughter and genial chaos, of warmth and a(...)

The USNS Comfort passes the Statue of Liberty as it enters New York harbour on Monday. Photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters

People cheered the US Navy hospital ship Comfort as it sailed into New York on Monday, a beacon of the national effort to stanch the coronavirus outbr(...)

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 Robert Smith of The Cure: Photograph:  Didier Messens/Redferns/ Getty Images

Folk, new wave, hip-hop, R&B, rap-rock, heavy metal and good old-fashioned rock ’n’ roll are among the many genres (and subgenres) represented by (...)

John Prine affects a warm and amiable untogetherness in conversation. Those near and dear to him describe this parallel universe as Prineworld. This d(...)

Declan O’Rourke: “There are very few songs about the famine. Musically, I think it was skipped over.” Photograph: Dara Munnis

Some 15 years – or in reality – three generations in gestation, Declan O’Rourke takes another bold step along his picaresque creative path with the re(...)

John Prine on throat cancer: “In a strange way it was a blessing”

“We’ve been busy,” says John Prine. “I just turned 70 last year and I thought that by the time I’d turn 70 things would have slowed down, but they’ve (...)

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