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Tom Jones’ latest album “Long Lost Suitcase” will be released in October, accompanied by his long awaited autobiography “Over the Top and Back”. As with 2010’s “Praise & Blame” and 2012’s “Spirit in the Room”, the album sees Jones embracing his roots and tackling a strong selection of country, folk and R&B songs that have inspired him over the years. Fans of the first two albums will be pleased to know that Jones reunited with producer Ethan Johns for this third in the trilogy of albums.
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There have been hundreds of books written about Elvis Presley since his untimely death in 1977, but not nearly enough have placed a strong focus on his music. Long-time Elvis fan, Shane Brown, seeks to rectify that with his enjoyable new book “Elvis Presley – A Listener’s Guide”.
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George Smith reviews the first of Mark Lewisohn’s three-volume biography of The Beatles. “The Beatles: All These Years Volume 1: Tune In” covers the period up to 31 December, 1962.
“Every year seemed like five years,” said Paul McCartney looking back at the pre-1963 period of The Beatles. And so it is that Mark Lewisohn has done an exemplary job of recreating that feeling within his new Beatles biography, the first of a (surely definitive) three-part set. The hefty volume (946 pages) explores the many factors that went to make up the quartet in their Fab Four-mative years. So rich is the narrative that one is often astounded to find when finishing a lengthy chapter that it focused, for example, on a brief three-week period.
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“Elvis: That’s the Way It Is” is among the movies that will feature in the “Yeah Yeah Yeah” film season next month at London’s Barbican. The season is curated by Bob Stanley to mark the publication of his new book “Yeah Yeah Yeah: The Story of Modern Pop“.
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Linda Ronstadt has announced that she has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and that her singing days are over.
The multiple Grammy-winning singer told AARP Magazine that she was diagnosed eight months ago after years of experiencing symptoms.
Ronstadt told AARP music writer, Alanna Nash:
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