the rolling stones

Interview: Richard Ashcroft

‘Now Mick and Keith have given me the royalties back for Bitter Sweet (Symphony) it’s even more sweet than it was before,’ says Richard Ashcroft of his Ivors win.

Vox Amplifiers BBC documentary

The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Shadows, The Dave Clark Five and The Yardbirds have one thing in common: they shared the platform with Vox amplifiers. Brian May and other music legends help tell the story of how a small music company based in Dartford defined the sound of Britain in the 1960s.

Jerry Ragovoy 1930 – 2011

Jerry Ragovoy, the soul songwriter responsible for some of the world's best-loved songs has died aged 80 following a stroke.

Day I met Ron Wood and Bobby Womack

Regarded as a trusted soul music journalist when this picture was taken, I was invited by a major record label to a discreet rendezvous with Bobby Womack and Ron Wood in a quiet, central London hotel room.