Johnny Mathis

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November is hard to love in its own right. Photograph: Elena Leonova/iStock

It has become a point of annual principle with me to embrace the eleventh month of the year as an event in itself, without reference to the twelfth. B(...)

Ah, there she goes. June. The month which has given rise to the world’s most shockingly bad sentimental song lyrics. And with such awful punny play on(...)

  The surviving members of British rock band Led Zeppelin John Paul Jones, Robert Plant and Jimmy Page in 2012. File photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

A jury sided with Led Zeppelin on Thursday in a federal copyright infringement trial in Los Angeles where the band stood accused of stealing the openi(...)

 John Paul Jones, Robert Plant and Jimmy Page of Led Zepplin. Photograph:  Ian West/PA Wire

The similarity between Stairway to Heaven and a song that members of Led Zeppelin are accused of copying can be found in music dating back 300 years, (...)

Lurking under the subheading ‘Oedipus – Schmoedipus!’ was a request from a man who described himself as ‘academic (60), Jewish, genial’, who was looking for ‘a slim older woman with whom to spend agreeable times’. Photograph: Thinkstock

I was reading the latest issue of the London Review of Books, a watery sun illuminating the erudite paragraphs. Beyond the gracious windows, the se(...)

‘Christmas: love it or loathe it, we pretty much know that if we have the wherewithal, it’s incumbent on us to step up to the mark and get on with it at the first tinkle of Jingle Bells.’ Photograph: Thinkstock

So, it’s happening. Christmas is about to crash down, like a sad drunk into a decorative bay tree. If we’re lucky and fate has left us off the (...)

She & Him: Classics

M Ward and Zooey Deschanel are no stranger to covers, having taken on the odd famous tune in their time. Their fifth is album composed entirel(...)

Salutes you, sir: Dave Grohl of Nirvana on McCurtain Street, Cork, when the band played at Sir Henrys, supporting Sonic Youth, in August 1991. Photograph: Siobhan O’Mahony/UCC

The Mekons played at Sir Henrys on Sunday, February 6th, 1994. It was my first night DJ’ing at the venue. Hardly anyone was there for the first hour o(...)