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Freddie Mercury, 1946 – 1991

Today marks the twentieth anniversary of the death of Freddie Mercury. In a career of twenty years, Freddie Mercury was one quarter of the groundbreaking rock band, Queen and was arguably one of the greatest showmen in music with one of

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Brandon Flowers

TOTD was lucky enough to attend the Brandon Flowers gig at the HMV Forum in Kentish Town, London last week. Brandon has been touring the UK with debut solo album ‘Flamingo’. We can confirm that Mr Flowers is an amazing live

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Jimi Hendrix

Saturday marked the fortieth anniversary of the death of the legendary guitarist, Jimi Hendrix. In tribute to one of the world’s greatest guitar players, here is his official site: http://www.jimihendrix.com/us/home

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Listening

And after yesterday’s video on sound, this one on ‘listening’ shows both some stunning skill and reminds us that we’re probably not even beginners at listening: http://www.ted.com/talks/evelyn_glennie_shows_how_to_listen.html (it’s a longer video but worth the time)

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Drumming world record

582 drummers, complete with drum kits, gathered at Birmingham’s National Indoor Arena yesterday in an attempt to break the record for the most drummers grooving to the same beat at the same time, and raise money for the Multiple Sclerosis

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Liberace Who?

Forget Elton John, back in the day (1919 to be precise) Wladzin Valentino Liberace – Lee to his friends – was born. With enough talent and enough bling to give Elton John a run for his money, check him out

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The Day the Music Died

Today marks the fiftieth anniversary of the untimely death of Fifties Rock and Roller Buddy Holly. Holly was killed in a plane crash along with fellow musicians Ritchie Valens and J.P. Richardson Jr, also known as the Big Bopper. One

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