Leon Russell

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In 1979, British inflation was 18 per cent, Margaret Thatcher was elected British prime minister, the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan, Sony launched (...)

Rita Coolidge and Kris Kristofferson in 1977. Photograph: by Ron Galella/WireImage

In 1977, Rita Coolidge was 33 and one of the most in-demand rock vocalists in LA. The legendary Delta Lady of the song had won two Grammys for perfor(...)

Joe Cocker: played 65 dates in 57 days on his Mad Dogs and Englishmen tour. Photograph: Reuters/Santiago Ferrero

In a musical career lasting more than 50 years, Joe Cocker, who has died aged 70, bounced between the euphoria of chart-topping success and the misery(...)

Teddy pickers: Jamie Cook, Alex Turner, Nick O’Malley and Matt Helders

We’ll say one thing for Arctic Monkeys: they’ve certainly come a long way since their first Irish gig at Whelan’s in 2005, when they were spotty of fa(...)