HENLEY-ON-THAMES, England, Aug 15 (Reuters) – The bucolic
English riverside town of Henley-on-Thames is about to fill up
with thousands of people in strange clothes: but not, this time,
the boater and blazer brigade that bedecks its world-famous
These tourists are Cyndi Lauper and Rick Astley wannabes -
fans of 1980s pop music heading for the fifth annual Rewind
Festival, an event fast becoming an international brand.
LONDON, Aug 13 (Reuters) – Rock and folk fans are not often
treated to Latin, Middle English and medieval German, but that
is exactly what attendees at a recent music festival in rural
The Mediaeval Baebes, a British folk/classical group that
mixes ancient texts with new music, enchanted a crowd otherwise
gathered in an Oxfordshire field for the heavy rock of Alice
Cooper and the fiddle frenzy of The Levellers.
CROPREDY, England, Aug 12 (Reuters) – 10cc, the pop-rock
band that produced hits such as “I’m Not In Love”, “Rubber
Bullets” and “The Wall Street Shuffle” in the 1970s, is still
bringing fans to their feet with its against-the-grain lyrics
about the darker side of life.
But don’t expect new songs any time soon.
Co-founder Graham Gouldman, who has been on the road with a
most of the current version of the band since 1999, is acutely
aware that the lineup on stage now is not the original band that
penned its most popular tracks.
Euro zone breakup? Today 23.75 pct think a country will leave. A year ago, 75 percent, just before Draghi gave his ‘save the euro’ speech
My week is US GDP, payrolls and Fed, ECB BoE meetings to be followed by The Blockheads and Hipbone Slim and the Knee Tremblers. Eclectic.
French consumer confidence highest in three months but still far from the long-term average
LONDON (Reuters) – After decades as a critically acclaimed but fringe figure in music, British singer-songwriter Roy Harper is suddenly finding himself in demand.
Aged 72 and some 50 years into his career, Harper has been “discovered” by the young – drawn by his complex, intelligent lyrics and his persona as poetic outsider.