Introducing our new magazine – COUNTRY MUSIC!

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  The first issue of Country Music is jam-packed with exclusive interviews, great photographs and news and reviews of all your country, americana, bluegrass and country rock favourites. We feature exclusive interviews with country legend Dolly Parton, Brit country superstars The Shires and Ward Thomas, as well as Eric Church, Lewis & Leigh and Lucie Silvas. We also count down our favourite 50 classic country songs, [...]

Album of the week! The Supremes – Meet The Supremes

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Unlike The Miracles, Diana Ross and her winsome young group were just starting out when Motown pressed up their debut LP Meet The Supremes in that same year, 1962. The 10-song album is also newly available on Not Now vinyl and contains their first two minor hits, Let Me Go The Right Way and Your [...]

WIN AN ARTHUR ‘BIG BOY’ CRUDUP BOXSET FROM BEAR FAMILY RECORDS WORTH £100

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Fancy getting your hands on the first-ever boxset devoted to the work of blues legend Arthur ‘Big Boy’ Crudup? Well, we’ve got one of these 5CD 124-track beauties worth £100 to give away this issue to a lucky reader. Bear Family Records have just released A Music Man Like Nobody Ever Saw, which features Crudup’s [...]

WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS TO THE SOLID GOLD ROCK’N’ROLL SHOW

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The late ‘50s and early ‘60s were without doubt one of the most exciting and important years for the UK’s burgeoning rock’n’roll and pop scene. A whole host of teen idols emerged – and a superb selection of them have joined forces for the Solid Gold Rock’n’Roll Show, which is about to kick off on [...]

Exclusive: Paul McCartney on the early days in new documentary ‘Get Back’

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Featuring previously unseen footage of Paul McCartney among others, Get Back documents the history of the Liverpool music scene from the post-war years to the present day. In the golden period of Merseybeat, the city was host to more than 1,000 bands and 500 venues as well as being home to the UK’s largest country [...]

The new issue of Vintage Rock magazine is on sale now!

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The new issue of Vintage Rock magazine is on sale now! In Store £5.99 or online (£6.99 Incl.P&P) First up, we’re bringing a little bit of summer with us as our cover feature explores the surf rock roots of The Beach Boys. There’s a whole lot more to the band’s sound than their landmark album [...]

Top 40 Unsung Uk Artists: No.23 – Kim Roberts

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Kim Roberts’ recording career began at Joe Meek’s RGM studio in London’s Holloway Road after Heinz, his principal protégé, lodged at her parents’ guest house in Halifax. Until then, her performances had been confined to the immediate neighbourhood, but, attracted by Kim’s coltish charms, Heinz arranged an audition with Meek, who supervised her first single, [...]

Top 40 Unsung Uk Artists: No.4 – Dave Berry

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First, he was one of The Dominoes, a Sheffield duo of Everly Brothers persuasion, and then victor of a holiday camp jiving contest before his absorption into The Chuck Fowler Rhythm And Blues Band. This combo had mutated into Dave Berry and the Cruisers by 1960, when the nation at large first saw Dave via [...]

Long live Vinyl – Album Of The Week: The Sonics – 50

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    Light In The Attic Records are celebrating a half-century of blistering Pacific Northwest rock’n’roll with a three-LP boxed set by the Sonics – easily one of the most essential releases to be offered during the recent Black Friday Record Store Day. The first two platters reproduce the band’s seminal Here Are The Sonics! [...]

Vintage Rock writer John Howard pays tribute to Scotty Moore

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The guitar that changed the world has been silenced. Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley’s legendary guitarist has died at 84. Scotty, a semi-regular visitor to the UK, had been in poor health for most of this year. Not only did he feature on Elvis Sun and RCA releases, he also appeared with the King on the [...]