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Album review: Led Zeppelin

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IN LATE 1975, Led Zeppelin found themselves with just 18 days to record the follow-up to Physical Graffiti. The Rolling Stones were due at Musicland Studios in Munich, meaning Zep, despite their status as 'biggest band in the world', had to record the album and get out - quick.

Boys keep swinging

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BEFORE THERE was Conchita Wurst, there was Steven Sharpe. Before the Austrian singer’s ‘bearded lady’ drag persona stole the show at Eurovision, Steven was already rocking the ‘dude in a dress’ look.

Beth Orton to play Strange Brew

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BETH ORTON has embraced and eschewed the ‘singer-songwriter’ tag throughout her career, never opting solely for the one guitar, three chords, and the truth approach.

Richard Hawley standing at the edge

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SKY’S EDGE is a hill overlooking the centre of Sheffield, the ‘Steel City’ in South Yorkshire that has long been the muse and inspiration for the sumptuous songs of its native son Richard Hawley.

The Celtic soul brother

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GROWING UP in a house where the old vinyl collection featured Bob Dylan, Sweeney’s Men, and Pentangle alongside the Rolling Stones and Slade meant there was a good chance I would end up liking folk music as much as rock.

Superlungs

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TERRY REID could have been the lead singer in Led Zeppelin. Richie Blackmore wanted him to be Deep Purple’s frontman. Both incidents have gone down in legend to cast Terry as rock’s ‘great nearly man...’, but to think this way is to forget that Terry Reid has always been his own man.

Pierre Bensusan - guitar master

MASTER GUITARIST Pierre Bensusan, described by the LA Times as “one of the most unique and brilliant” acoustic guitarists in the world, plays Galway next month.

The return of Beverly Martyn

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SHE WAS a friend of Nick Drake, made two albums with her former husband, the late John Martyn, and has worked with Paul Simon - she is Beverly Martyn.

Newton Faulkner’s boisterous method of playing

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DREADLOCKED ACOUSTIC guitarist Newton Faulkner started his music journey in a Green Day cover band but he soon found his own voice and his unique style of guitar playing.

Master guitarist Pierre Bensusan returns

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WHENEVER THE name ‘Pierre Bensusan’ is mentioned to a guitarist, guitar fan, or anyone seriously into music, their response is always one of awe, reverence, and enchanted bewilderment at the man’s unparalleled dexterity and creativity on acoustic guitar.

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