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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(...)

On this side of the Atlantic, the death of Tom Petty in 2017 did not trigger the sort of blanket news coverage that followed the demise of David Bowie(...)

Wycombe Wanderers manager  Gareth Ainsworth  celebrates after the  League One playoff final against  Oxford United at Wembley Stadium. Photograph:  Catherine Ivill/Getty Images

“I’m not sure many managers know the inner workings of a sprinkler system and can fix it by bending wires and with bits of coat-hanger,” Gareth Ainswo(...)

Courtney Love in Liverpool in 1982. Photograph: Robin D Bradbury/Confingo

If you were in Liverpool in 1982 and had a habit of wandering down Mathew Street, perhaps on your way to Probe record store, you are likely to have se(...)

Brian Pennie: ‘I was such a mediocre drug dealer.’ Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

Every morning psychology lecturer and author Brian Pennie wakes up very early and does five things: “meditation, affirmation, visualisation, inner chi(...)

Mackenzie Davis in contemporary horror mode as Kate Mandell in The Turning

It’s generally seen as bad form to reveal anything about the end of a film. Happily, when it comes to the latest disembowelling of The Turn of the Scr(...)

The cardigan Kurt Cobain wore  during the recording of  Nirvana’s MTV Unplugged show in  1993 was sold with stains and cigarette burns. Photographs: AFP/Getty Images

A cardigan worn by Kurt Cobain during Nirvana’s appearance on MTV Unplugged has sold for $334,000 (€301,430) at auction, making it the most expensive (...)

Daniel Johnston: an unlikely recipient of a major-label deal. Photograph: Frank Mullen/WireImage/Getty

Of all the artists signed in the post-Nirvana gold rush – a brief and bizarre period when the US music industry, wrong-footed by Nevermind’s unexpecte(...)

Daniel Johnston: the singer-songwriter and visual artist was acclaimed as one of the United States’ most gifted outsider voices. Photograph: Bryan Schutmaat/New York Times

Daniel Johnston, a singer-songwriter and visual artist whose childlike, haunted songs brought him acclaim as one of the United States’ most gifte(...)

Shirley Manson of Garbage on stage at Iveagh Gardens in Dublin. Photograph:  Kieran Frost/Redferns

It’s almost 25 years since Garbage released their debut album, called Garbage, the cover of which still sums the band up: a rawly spray-painted black (...)

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