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Steve Harley

Steve Harley - 1951-2024

Nick Dent-Robinson pays tribute to Cockney Rebel frontman Steve Harley, who died in March.

Dodson and Fogg

Dodson and Fogg - Movement In The Exterior World/Music For Strange and Mysterious Stories

Malcolm Carter reflects on two new stunning albums from Chris Wade (aka Dodson and Fogg, which showcase all sides to his many talents.


Nico - Profile

Eoghan Lyng examines the late 60's/early 70's career of Nico and the recent reissue of her two albums. 'The Marble Index' and 'Desertshore'.

Simon Heavisides

Simon Heavisides - Destiny Stopped Screaming: The Life and Times of Adrian Borland

John Clarkson examines Simon Heavisides' sympathetic biography of Sound frontman and solo artist Adrian Borland

Mary McGlory and Sylvia Saunders

Mary McGlory and Sylvia Saunders - The Liverbirds: Our Life in Britain's First Female Rock 'n' Roll Band

Nick Dent-Robinson enjoys Mary McGlory and Sylvia Saunders’ new book about their experiences in The Liverbirds, one of the few UK all-girls 60’s groups.

Harvey Lee

Harvey Lee - Backstage Pass

Eoghan Lyng enjoys entrepreneur Harvey Lee's book about his business experiences in rock.

Johny Brown

Johny Brown - With Hector Gannet and Andy Thompson, The Water Rats, London, 25/5/2024

We preview our next London Bands' Night which will feature The Band of Holy Joy's Johny Brown, Hector Gannet and Idiot Son's Andy Thompson.


Lulu - Profile

Nick Dent-Robinson looks back on the career of Scottish singer Lulu, who has recently announced that her forthcoming 'Champagne for Lulu' tour will be her final tour.

David Hamilton Golland

David Hamilton Golland - Livin Just To Find Emotion: Journey and the Story of American Rock,

Eoghan Lyng reflects on a new book by David Hamilton Golland about piano balladeering 1970's/1980's American rock band Journey

Mad Cool Festival

Mad Cool Festival - Profile

Philamonjaro previews this year's big names Mad Cool Festival in Madrid in Spain.

Annie Nightingale

Annie Nightingale - 1940-2024

Nick Dent-Robinson pays tribute to Annie Nightingale, who was the first female DJ on Radio One,


Priscilla - Film

Nick Dent-Robinson finds Sofia Coppola’s new film ‘Priscilla’ about the relationship and marriage of Priscilla and Elvis Presley uncomfortable viewing.

Squaring the Circle: The Story of Hipgnosis

Squaring the Circle: The Story of Hipgnosis - Film

Maarten Schiethart finds the new documentary by Anton Corbijn ‘Squaring The Circle' about the Hipgnosis sleeve design company striking.

Hardcore Never Dies

Hardcore Never Dies - Film

Maarten Schiethart introduces us to an unusual Dutch crime drama set against a 1990s hardcore rave backdrop.

John Lennon

John Lennon - Murder Without a Trial

Nick Dent-Robinson assesses a new three-part documentary from Apple TV+ about the murder of John Lennon.

Mars Williams

Mars Williams - 1955-2023

Lisa Torem recollects meeting, interviewing and enjoying Chicago-based saxophonist Mars Williams’s music and endearing personality over the years.


Beatles - Now and Then

Nick Dent-Robinson reflects upon the Beatles' much anticipated new single, 'Now and Then'.

Cliff Richard

Cliff Richard - A Head Full of Music

Bob Nicholson examines a new memoir from Cliff Richard in which he reflects upon thirty of the songs that have had the most influence on him.

Kenneth Womack

Kenneth Womack - Living the Beatles Legend: The Untold Story of Mal Evans

Eoghan Lyng assesses Kenneth Womack's latest book about Beatles road manager Mal Evans.

Dan Callahan

Dan Callahan - Bing and Billie and Frank and Ella and Judy and Barbra

Eoghan Lyng reflects on Dan Callahan’s ambitious new book about Bing Crosby and some of the other major artists of the 1940 and 1950s.


Pennyblackmusic - 25th Anniversary

Some of Pennyblackmusic's favourite artists and labels help us celebrate our 25th Anniversary by sending us their birthday greetings.


Pennyblackmusic - Favourite Interviews

Our writers list some of their favourite interviews of the last 25 years.


Pennyblackmusic - Writers' and Photographers Highlights

Some of our writers and photographers reflect on their Pennyblackmusic highlights.

Geoff Davies

Geoff Davies - 1943 - 2023

Steve Kinrade pays personal tribute to Geoff Davies, the manager of the legendary Liiverpudlian-based record shop and label Probe Records. who died in September.

Robbie Robertson

Robbie Robertson - 1943-2023

Nick Dent-Robinson reflects on the career of Band frontman, film composer and solo artist Robbie Robertson who died aged 80 on the 9th August.

Swansea Sound

Swansea Sound - With Keiron Phelan & Peace Signs and The Volunteered, The Water Rats, London, 28/10/2023

We preview our 25th Anniversary gig which will take place with Swansea Sound. Keiron Phelan & Peace Signs and The Volunteered at The Water Rats in London on the 28th October 2023.

Sinead O' Connor

Sinead O' Connor - A Force for Good

Zena Greig reflects on the career of Sinead O: Connor, who died aged 56 in July.

Squaring the Circle: The Story of Hipgnosis

Squaring the Circle: The Story of Hipgnosis - Film

Nick Dent-Robinson watches a new documentary about pioneering design company Hipgnosis, which was responsible for many iconic album covers from the late 1960s until the early 1980s.

Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney - Photographs - Exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, London

Nick Dent=Robinson attends a new exhibition of photographs taken by Paul McCartney during The Beatles' rise to fame over for months between 1963 and 1964.

Doris Brendel and Lee Dunham

Doris Brendel and Lee Dunham - Pigs Might Fly

Nick Dent-Robinson previews Doris Brendel and Lee Dunham's forthcoming new album, 'Pigs Might Fly', which will be released in September.

The Times They-Are-A-Changing

The Times They-Are-A-Changing - Songs of a Different Age

Bob Nicholson reflects upon the themes and lyrics of several pop songs of the late 1950s and early 1960s, which, while innocent then, seem much more debatable now\

Tina Turner

Tina Turner - 1939-2023

A true legend, Tina Turner who has died at the age of 83 emerged in the 1960s rhythm and blues era and following her mid-1980s re-emergence was hailed the Queen of Rock N’ Roll. Nick Dent-Robinson pays tribute.

William E. Spevack

William E. Spevack - Green Day: Every Album, Every Song

[subhead] Noting and commenting on a band’s every album and song involves a lot of facts but how much fun can you squeeze in too? Fiona Hutchings checks out the new addition to the Sonicbond Publishing libraryon Green Day.

David Paton

David Paton - Magic: The David Paton Story

Fiona Hutchings has no idea if David Paton’s life story will be magic or not but she gives it a go anyway,

Don Short

Don Short - 1932-2023

Nick Dent-Robinson pays tribute to pioneering music and show business reporter Don Short, who has died aged 90.

Harry Belafonte

Harry Belafonte - 1927-2023

Nick Dent-Robinson reflects on the career of singer, actor and civil rights campaigner Harry Belafonte, who died in April at the age of 96.


Various - Pleased

Eoghan Lyng is impressed by 'Pleased', a new anthology of short stories, each of which have been inspired by The Beatles' 'Please Please Me'.

Stories on Songs

Stories on Songs - The Age of Innocence

'Baby boomer' Bob Nicholson, enjoyed popular music of the late 50’s and early 60’s; he didn’t learn life lessons from their messages, but considers the songs 'all good'.

Luca Perasi

Luca Perasi - Paul McCartney: Music Is Ideas. The Stories Behind the Songs (Vol. 1) 1970-1989

Eoghan Lyng profiles Italian author Luca Perasi's impeccably researched book on the stories behind Paul McCartney's songs.

Fairport's Cropredy Convention

Fairport's Cropredy Convention - Profile

Nick Dent-Robinson previews this year’s Faiport’s Cropredy Convention, which, as well as Fairport Convention, will also include sets from Chic, 10CC, Toyah, Kiki Dee and the final ever UK performance by The Strawbs.


Bathers - With The Cowboy Mouth, Wee Red Bar, Edinburgh, 14/4/2023

We preview our gig with The Bathers and The Cowboy Mouth at The Wee Red Bar in Edinburgh on the 14th April.

Burt Bacharach

Burt Bacharach - 1928-2023

Nick Dent-Robinson pays tribute to composer, songwriter, record producer and pianist Burt Bacharach who died this month.

Jeff Beck

Jeff Beck - 1944-2023

Nick Dent-Robinson pays tribute to guitar legend Jeff Beck, who died in January at the age of 78.

Soup Dragons

Soup Dragons - Profile

Fiona Hutchings checks out Precious records’ four latest 10 inch classic BBC radio sessions. This time it’s The Soup Dragons on the turntable

Big Feastival

Big Feastival - Profile

Nick Dent-Robinson previews Blur star Alex James’ annual family festival The Big Feastival, which will include sets from Sigrid, Tom Grennan, Blossoms, Mel C and The Vaccines.

Alan Rankine

Alan Rankine - 1958-2023

'Hungry Beat' co-author and 'Big Gold Dream' director Grant McPhee reflects on working with and interviewing Associates' keyboardist and guitarist Alan Rankine, who died on the 3rd January.

Festival Guide

Festival Guide - 2023

Nick Dent-Robinson looks at some of the highlights of this year's summer festivals


Heist - With the black watch and Moon Under Water, The Water Rats,  London, 31/3/2022

We preview our next London gig which will take place at The Water Rats on the 31st March with Heist, the black watch and Moon Under Water.

Jet Black

Jet Black - 1938-2022

Denzil Watson pays tribute to Stranglers' drummer Jet Black who died in December.

Christine McVie

Christine McVie - 1943-2022

Julie Cruickshank reflects on the career of Fleetwood Mac keyboardist Christine McVie who died in November.


Bathers - With the black watch (acoustic solo) and Stephen McLaren, The Wee Red Bar, 25/3/2022

We preview our first gig of 2023 which will take place at The Wee Red Bar in Edinburgh on the 25th March with The Bathers, the black watch (acoustic solo) and Stephen McLaren.

Professor Elemental

Professor Elemental - Profile

Professor Elemental always likes to keep it eclectic but even mega fan Fiona Hutchings is surprised by the number of plans he has bubbling away at the moment, which include collaborationss to a boardgame to working with a neuroscientist via a dark techno fetish night,

Opher Goodwin

Opher Goodwin - Captain Beefheart On Track; Every Album, Every Song

Longtime Beefheart enthusiast Opher Goodwin has researched and written an essential reference work for fans old and new. Nicky Crewe takes us through the pages

Jerry Lee Lewis

Jerry Lee Lewis - 1935-2022

Lisa Torem recalls the positive effects that Jerry Lee Lewis had on her musical career and why he should be forever remembered.


Beatles - In Romford

Julie Cruickshank reflects on a mystery surrounding The Beatles playing her home town of Romford in Essex twice in 1963 and Ringo Starr's stepfather Harry Graves who came from there

Kevan Furbank

Kevan Furbank - 1967: A Year In Psychedelic Rock

Malcolm Carter finds that Managing Editor of the Irish Daily Mirror and author of music books Kevan Furbank has issued a fact-filled and entertaining paperback of that most crucial year in music 1967.

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