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Amazing concert for Manchester victims

The One Love Manchester concert was held at Old Trafford cricket ground on an emotional night last night.

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Benefit concert for Manchester victims

A gig has been organised to raise money for those affected by the Manchester blast.

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Why Chris Cornell was important for the James Bond franchise

The tragic death of singer Chris Cornell has sent shockwaves around the world of music.

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Are the charts broken?

It has always been the case that some music artists are more popular than others, but what Ed Sheeran has done over the past week is beyond belief.

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The Rolling Stones show

The Rolling Stones have launched their first ever exhibition of memorabilia in London, after 54 years performing together.

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What’s the best record of all-time?

It’s always a good talking point when “Best of” lists are issued.  Thrashing out a favourite sit-com, or the greatest footballer of all-time can drive you to distraction.

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Henley Festival

As we write, another fantastic Henley Festival comes to an end. This year, the popular black-tie musical event set in the beautiful surroundings of the riverside town of Henley-on-Thames in Oxfordshire, drew in some of its largest audiences ever.  A world-away from Glastonbury, the self-proclaimed  ‘UK’s Most Magical Summer Party’, wowed the crowds with music, visual arts, fashion, street theatre, comedy and fine dining.

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The real legend of Glastonbury

With the end of June comes the start of Glastonbury and for a week the newspapers, TV and social media are monopolised. After attending the festival, it is possible to argue it deserves this coverage; it truly is one of the most diverse and fascinating festivals in the world – although I might not be agreeing if I was sat at home having to endure the constant reminder I didn’t get tickets.

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From tiny gig to tented city – Glastonbury

I’m showing my age now, but I remember the days when you could wake up on the Friday morning of Glastonbury Festival, decide with some friends that you fancied going (especially if the weather was good!) pop down to your local record store (remember records?), grab a ticket and head off!

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So long, the sound of Sundays

The BBC Chart Show, a Sunday afternoon staple for more than 45 years, is set to move to a new Friday slot.

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