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I may have failed at history, but soon I was going to be part of it.”


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Remembering Live Aid

I may have failed at history, but soon I was going to be part of it.”

Actually, there was snow in Africa that Christmastime – but it was on the snowy peaks of Kilimanjaro and Tanzania – inaccessible to all but the hardiest of explorers. And, of course, the only bells that ring there are not the clanging chimes of doom. You’ve also got the Ghanaian Kangogi and the Grello – a castanet-like finger bell. But as Do They Know It’s Christmas swiftly became the…

Estelle

You’re just a product, and no-one thinks about you when they go home.”

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Jan

2008

Estelle isn’t due to appear on stage for another hour. But in the basement of Zavvi on Oxford St – formerly the Virgin Megastore – a hundred-odd Estelle fans have already installed themselves. If you have a mental image of what Estelle fans might look like, it’s probably not dissimilar to the scene here. Upwardly mobile B-boys and young commuters affect a modicum of detachment – as, indeed…

The Beatles

The first artists to tread the pop-cultural snowfall that they had helped cause.”

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Jan

2012

At the beginning of 1962, anyone who wanted to hear Beatles music had no option but to go and see them live. There were no Beatles records played on the radio because there were no Beatles records. Now, just five years later, the opposite was true. The futility of making themselves heard over the screams of their fans left The Beatles with little choice but to quit touring. As John Lennon…

Roddy Frame

I was arrogant enough to think that my stuff was too good to be buried.”

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Jan

2014

It isn’t hard to see what Roddy Frame’s maths teacher meant, 35 years ago, when he accused him of “parading around my class like a recalcitrant navvy.” As the sometime Aztec Camera frontman walks towards the National Portrait Gallery, something about his rolling gait remains unchanged since, aged just 16, he walked out of school in the Scottish new town of East Kilbride and onto Glasgow’s…

Arnold Schwarzenegger
They are trying to kill him! He has to fight this rich guy with killer squads!

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Jan

2001

The door to Schwarzenegger's suite at the Dorchester is ajar, but I can't see his face. All I can see from here is the back of his armchair and two shoulders so big you could park a Renault Espace on each of them. That's not the scary bit though. In between those shoulders sits Schwarzenegger's head. When Schwarzenegger talks, his bronzed, muscular head stays still. But that's not the scary…

Bagpuss

All the old crowd were there: Gabriel the toad; Madeleine the rag doll… Professor Yaffle sounded strangely Australian.”

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Jan

2002

What a fortnight for Lazarene comebacks. Two weeks ago in London, a total of 12,000 Brian Wilson fans finally saw Pet Sounds being played live for the first time. This afternoon at the Chequer Mead Arts Theatre, where the songs from childrens television series Bagpuss also received their first live airing, only 200 made it along. But for those of us who count Oliver Postgate's saggy old…

Joan Rivers

You want your nose pretty? Get your nose pretty. What's the big deal?”

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Jan

2001

I’m talking to a clown. No matter what she says, the expression stays the same. Eyes permanently surprised, skin pulled tightly back over the cheekbones to create the same expression. The temptation is to lift her hair up to see if there's a clothes peg attached to her neck, holding all the spare skin that a 69 year-old widow should have. But any sag was disposed of years ago. Joan Rivers…

Elbow

The first thing I see is a drunk Willem Dafoe careering down the pavement with a big grin on his face.”

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Jan

2014

“YOUR FORTUNE is mine for the telling and yours for the hearing.” Outside the East Village’s Gem Spa – favoured corner store of Allen Ginsberg, immortalised on the back cover of the New York Dolls’ 1973 debut and, briefly, in the video of Elbow’s New York Morning – animatronic fortune teller Zoltar implores the Mancunians being photographed in front of him to feed two $1 bills into his…

Elbow
The first thing I see is a drunk Willem Dafoe careering down the pavement with a big grin on his face.

The first thing I see is a drunk Willem Dafoe careering down the pavement with a big grin on his face.”

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Jan

2014

“YOUR FORTUNE is mine for the telling and yours for the hearing.” Outside the East Village’s Gem Spa – favoured corner store of Allen Ginsberg, immortalised on the back cover of the New York Dolls’ 1973 debut and, briefly, in the video of Elbow’s New York Morning – animatronic fortune teller Zoltar implores the Mancunians being photographed in front of him to feed two $1 bills into his…

Victoria Wood

I used to watch other comedians and wonder why they had a series”

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Jan

2001

As dressing rooms go, the one at the Oxford Apollo speaks of a life lived virtuously. A dozen bottles of Evian and a huge wooden bowl, filled with apples, oranges, bananas and precisely two figs. There's a book about Maria Callas's relationship with Aristotle Onassis lying face down on the carpet, and beside it, a sofa with Victoria Wood on it – sipping tea. Friendly, but also a little edgy…

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