Marc Bolan

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Annie Nightingale: “We don’t need expensive clothes or flashy stuff. If ever we need to look after each other and care about each other, then this is absolutely the time.”

Annie Nightingale attributes her lengthy career to “continually looking forward and not backwards. That approach has been crucial in career terms. Whe(...)

Very few British pop/rock stars flipped a creative coin so successfully as Marc Bolan. From channelling an authentic hippie aesthetic with albums such(...)

Tony Visconti: ‘I miss David dearly.’

Some collaborations and friendships are meant to last. Just ask musician/producer Tony Visconti, the Brooklyn-born son of second-generation Italian im(...)

Pete Shelley of the Buzzcocks in 1978. Photograph: Chris Gabrin/Redferns Pete Shelley of the Buzzcocks in 1978. Photograph: Chris Gabrin/Redferns

In January 1977 a young punk band called Buzzcocks walked into the Manchester branch of Virgin with a box of singles they wanted to sell. They had set(...)

Tony Visconti: “Morrissey has a knack of pushing people away from him. It’s the way he lives his life.”Photograph: Cindy Ord/WireImage for NARAS

Two short years ago this Wednesday, David Bowie’s death stunned the world. Producer Tony Visconti began a creative relationship with Bowie in 1969, pr(...)

PewDiePie huh?: Disney is reportedly cutting ties to YouTube star Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg after he posted videos that included anti-Semitic content. Photograph: EPA/Stephen Morrison

Something important just happened to the world’s most famous person and nobody noticed because nobody has ever heard of the word’s most famous person.(...)

David Bowie in his 1972 Aladdin Sane phase, one of the many personas he adopted and then discarded in his long career. Photograph: Isolar  -----------------------------------------------------

Glam is perhaps the most derided and disparaged form of rock music. Even calling it rock feels strange; it’s pure pop – sexy, sugar-coated and aimed (...)

Marc Almond: ‘Journalists would ask about my sexuality, so I’d give some Bowie-esque answer about ambiguity’

There was a time when Thursday night Top of the Pops was a shared ritual. Living in a TV land that consisted of a handful of channels was a factor,(...)

Ty Segall: Manipulator

Take a healthy heaping of 1970s-era Bowie, mix with Marc Bolan and add a light sprinkling of Love and Arthur Lee: you now something approximating the (...)

Gary Barlow:  makes One Direction look like Maoist revolutionaries

Thank God for Lily Allen. She was the first, and so far only, musician to call Gary Barlow out for plunging tens of millions into a tax avoidance sche(...)