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JULIA LENNON

John Lennon was just 17 years old when his mother died. He had suffered a difficult childhood, and was raised predominantly by his Aunt Mimi, as his mother Julia struggled with the responsibility of being a single parent (his father was away a...

THE BEATLES – #30DAYSONGCHALLENGE

There is currently a trend on Twitter which is all about selecting a different song each day that satisfies a certain criteria. Being such big fans of The Beatles (didn't you know?), Joni has set himself the strict challenge of only selecting from th...

IT WAS 20 YEARS AGO TODAY…

We've previously done playlists at the end of the year celebrating our favourite tunes of the past 12 months but this time we've decided mid-year we'd go back a bit further. Just because time moves on doesn't mean music turns bad like a rotten apple....

ONE FOR THE KIDS

If you have kids then you'll know how they can be repetitive. I don't mean that to sound bad, what I mean is they thrive on routine and if you give them something that they like, they'll do it again and again until it's no fun any more and you find y...

“I THINK I’M GONNA BE SAD”… BUT AM I?

It wasn't the opening line I was expecting. When the opening riff to 'Ticket to Ride' plays, it immediately puts a smile on my face, I know it's The Beatles. I know it's played in the skiing scene in Help!, I know it's one of John's songs and I can l...

POP ICON: MUHAMMAD ALI

Well the world says goodbye to yet another icon, Muhammad Ali (1942-2016) - not only a great sporting icon but one of the greatest men that ever lived. In his own words to a press-packed boxing gym: "I'm young, I'm handsome, I'm fast, I'm pret...

COVERS AND REMIXES

So I'm here to elaborate on my previous point of how a cover version or remix of a song can be better than the original. It's up for debate whether these are an improvement but I'll keep it simple and list some examples that prove that it can work ...

BEADY EYE – DREAMING OF SOME SPACE

And so the end has come for Beady Eye¹, the short-lived answer to Oasis without Noel. They had some relative success releasing 2 albums 2 years apart following the split of Manchester's finest in 2009. Liam's development as a songwriter had been a ...

Meet The Team

Joni : This guy is our resident geek, he likes his explosions but he'd prefer to be watching from the safety of his own home... Film: The Matrix (1999) - The Wachowskis Music: OK Computer (1997) - Radiohead Book: Fatherland (1992) - Robert H

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