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Hassan Mahamdallie digs out his old Sham 69 singles and looks back at a band whose gigs became a battleground between NF fascists and their opponents

5 May 2015 | In depthTop post

A 15-year love affair with Japanese experimental, jazz and psychedelic rock music – plus Tony Benn’s foray into deep house…

5 April 2015 | In depthTop post

The youth anthem of 1977 was Do Anything You Wanna Do, by Eddie and the Hot Rods. One of my best memories of that summer was going to see the band live at the Marquee club in Soho.

14 March 2015 | In depthTop post

Who was the best tap dancer? Fred Astaire or Gene Kelly? I along with many others would say it is Fayard and Harold Nicholas or as they were better known the Nicholas Brothers.

8 March 2015 | In depthTop post

February marked the 50th anniversary of the release of John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme. It’s an album that I often turn to for inspiration and serenity; it purifies my soul.

1 March 2015 | Notes

Instead of writing about my ten favourite records this month, I have decided to review just one.

3 February 2015 | In depthTop post