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THIS WEEK IN ROCK

December 29, 2019

Ever wondered what history’s biggest rock stars were up to over the festive period? Wonder no longer, it’s This Week In Rock…

#OnThisDay December 23, 1962
On his first visit to the UK, Bob Dylan plays his second ever British gig at the Singer’s Club in London.

#OnThisDay December 24, 1985
The hip-swivellin’ Shakin’ Stevens gets an early present when ‘Merry Christmas Everyone’ nabs the much-coveted Christmas No. 1. And as the great man says, “We’re gonna have a party tonight!” Take it away, Shaky!

December 25
In the words of a very wise man from the Black Country, “IT’S CHRISTMAS!!!” We hope you’re all having fun!

December 26
So who’s making their way through box sets on Boxing Day today? Check out this gorgeously different early take of ‘If You See Her Say Hello’ from Bob Dylan’s ‘More Blood, More Tracks: The Bootleg Series Vol 14’

#OnThisDay December 27, 1979
The Clash play a rousing 16-song set at the then-Hammersmith Odeon as part of the fundraising Concerts for the People of Kampuchea. Half of the songs come from the just-released ‘London Calling’ album. Check out this stunning live cover version of Willie Weeks’ ‘Armagideon Time’, which also appeared on the b-side of the ‘London Calling’ single.

#OnThisDay December 28, 1968
The three-day Miami Pop festival kicks off and in do so becomes the first major rock festival to be held on the East Coast of the US. The varied line-up includes The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Fleetwood Mac and TheMcCoys, who’d scored an international hit with the evergreen ‘Hang On Sloopy’.

#OnThisDay December 29, 1971
Scottish pop sensations Middle Of The Road crack the UK Top 10 singles chart with their third single, Soley Soley’, which goes on to sell over 1m copies. Did you know that by the end of 1972, they had sold over 5m records?

THIS WEEK IN ROCK

THIS WEEK IN ROCK

ELO release an entire album on betamax, Elvis leaves the army and goes right back in the studio, Ray Davies gets a gong and more. It’s this week in rock.

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THIS WEEK IN ROCK

THIS WEEK IN ROCK

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THIS WEEK IN ROCK

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THIS WEEK IN ROCK

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THIS WEEK IN ROCK

Many happy return to a certain Mr Astley, groundbreaking albums and record setting chart performances – it’s This Week In Rock…

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Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac – ‘Before The Beginning Vol. 2’

Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac – ‘Before The Beginning Vol. 2’

Following on from last year’s collection of Fleetwood Mac rarities, we’re pleased to announce that Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac ‘Before The Beginning Vol. 2’ will be released on April 17.

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THIS WEEK IN ROCK

Many happy returns, TV debuts, landmark record deals and more. It’s This Week In Rock.

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This Week In Rock

This Week In Rock

History-making meetings, career-defining releases, epoch-engendering live shows and more – it’s This Week In Rock…

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THIS WEEK IN ROCK

Elvis! Sabbath! AC/DC! Elvis again! It’s this week in rock…

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THIS WEEK IN ROCK

Happy New Year with Bowie, Billy Joel, AC/DC and more – it’s This Week In Rock…

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THIS WEEK IN ROCK

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THIS WEEK IN ROCK

Unprecedented chart successes, the dearly departed and The King joining the Narcotics Bureau?! It’s this week in rock…

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THIS WEEK IN ROCK

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This Week In Rock

Charity bonanzas and rocket-fuelled chart rises – it’s This Week In Rock, including the Final Countdown!

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Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac – Recently Discovered Live Recordings – Available Now

Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac – Recently Discovered Live Recordings – Available Now

We’re thrilled to announce ‘Before The Beginning’, a collection of recently unearthed live recordings from Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac, out now.

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THIS WEEK IN ROCK

Mae Boren Axton makes history, chart climaxes, birthdays and more – it’s This Week In Rock.

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THIS WEEK IN ROCK

Elvis tops the charts, George Michael takes on the American establishment, AC/DC get a statue and lots lots more – it’s This Week In Rock.

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‘THE BOOTLEG SERIES VOL. 15’ – OUT NOW

‘THE BOOTLEG SERIES VOL. 15’ – OUT NOW

We’re proud to announce a brand new chapter in Bob Dylan’s acclaimed ‘Bootleg Series’. ‘Travelin’ Thru, 1967 – 1969′ is the 15th volume in the series and features 47 previously unreleased recordings.

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Artist of the Month: The Clash

Artist of the Month: The Clash

As a very special edition of 1979’s ‘London Calling’ hits the shelves, and the accompanying exhibition is due to open at the Museum of London, punk legends The Clash are our Artist of the Month for November.

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This Week In Rock

This Week In Rock

All star shows, landmark releases, the rise and fall of legendary venues, it’s This Week In Rock…

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THIS WEEK IN ROCK

THIS WEEK IN ROCK

From the unveiling of The King’s own set of postage stamps, to Bay City Rollers ruling the charts to The Clash bringing punk to NYC, it’s rock history as it happened with this week in rock.

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: THE CLASH – ‘BANKROBBER’

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: THE CLASH – ‘BANKROBBER’

Initially available only as an import single, ‘Bankrobber’ became a Top 20 hit for The Clash in 1980 after fan fervor merited a domestic release.

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THIS WEEK IN ROCK

David Essex, George Michael, The King, Dylan meets The Beatles and more – it’s This Week In Rock.

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THIS WEEK IN ROCK

Final shows, landmark shows, epic residencies and more. It’s This Week In Rock, rock history as it happened.

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THIS WEEK IN ROCK

Ozzy in the USSR, The Clash’s live London debut, many happy returns to David Crosby, the legendary Woodstock festival and more. It’s the week in rock as it happened…

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THIS WEEK IN ROCK

The Manics, Paul Simon, Elvis, Snap!, Scott McKenzie, The Ronettes and Ghostbusters! It’s the week in rock and history as it happened…

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THIS WEEK IN ROCK

Landmark chart spots, classic shows and many happy returns – it’s this week in rock as it happened…

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THIS WEEK IN ROCK

THIS WEEK IN ROCK

Classic hits, seminal singles, infectious smashes and idiosyncratic sensations. This week in rock history as it happened…

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THIS WEEK IN ROCK

Double whammys, numbers ones, history making shows and many happy returns – this week in rock down the years…

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THIS WEEK IN ROCK

THIS WEEK IN ROCK

Record-setting chart placings, bans, classic festival sets and a thoroughly decent proposal. This week’s rock history as it happened.

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THIS WEEK IN ROCK

Innovative inventions, ground breaking releases, landmark interviews, legendary live shows and timeless tours – follow rock history as it happened.

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THIS WEEK IN ROCK

THIS WEEK IN ROCK

Live debuts, awards, classic releases and a revolution in the recording industry. We look back at this week in rock history…

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BOB DYLAN – THE ROLLING THUNDER REVUE: THE 1975 LIVE RECORDINGS OUT NOW

BOB DYLAN – THE ROLLING THUNDER REVUE: THE 1975 LIVE RECORDINGS OUT NOW

The legendary 1975 leg of Bob Dylan’s mythic Rolling Thunder Revue has been collected into a comprehensive new 14 disc collection, featuring 100 previously unreleased recordings, available now.

An extraordinary accompanying film, ‘Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story By Martin Scorsese’, is streaming on Netflix now.

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: THE CLASH – ‘I FOUGHT THE LAW’

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For the first Video Of The Week of 2019, it’s entirely apposite that we should turn our attention to what was The Clash’s first single release in the US.

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Still short a few gifts? Don’t panic. We’ve got some great Xmas box set suggestions for you…

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Bob Dylan – A Love Story

Bob Dylan – A Love Story

Bob Dylan is one of the world’s most influential and ground-breaking artists and in 2016 was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature ‘for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition’.

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‘More Blood, More Tracks’ – Press Quotes

‘More Blood, More Tracks’ – Press Quotes

The latest in the award winning Bob Dylan bootleg series is ‘More Blood, More Tracks’ celebrating the 1975 masterpiece. Here’s what the press are saying…

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: The Clash – ‘Clampdown’

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: The Clash – ‘Clampdown’

Today of all days we need something explosive, so let’s do it in style with the righteous fury of The Clash.

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BOB DYLAN – ‘MORE BLOOD, MORE TRACKS – THE BOOTLEG SERIES VOL. 14’ – OUT NOW

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We’re thrilled to announce an eagerly anticipated new chapter in the acclaimed Bob Dylan Bootleg Series, out now.

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Artist of the Month: Bob Dylan

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Bob Dylan – ‘Live 1962 – 1966: Rare Performances From The Copyright Collections’ – Out Now

Bob Dylan – ‘Live 1962 – 1966: Rare Performances From The Copyright Collections’ – Out Now

As rock’s first Nobel Laureate tours Japan and Asia this summer, we’re pleased to announce a new collection of live recordings from the peerless Bob Dylan.

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‘The Music Which Inspired Girl From The North Country’ – Out Now

‘The Music Which Inspired Girl From The North Country’ – Out Now

As ‘Girl From The North Country’ – the critically-acclaimed new play in which the action is interwoven with Bob Dylan’s extraordinary songbook  – continues to wow West End audiences, we’re pleased to announce ‘The Music Which Inspired Girl From The North Country’, out now.

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TOP FIVE VINYL LPS OF 2017

TOP FIVE VINYL LPS OF 2017

2017 has produced some of the most exciting reissues, limited edition and original vinyl albums of recent years, resulting in some ‘must-have’ records. Here are our Top Five picks, which should belong in the collection of any vinyl lover in your life, or of course, your own.

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BOB DYLAN – ‘TROUBLE NO MORE THE BOOTLEG SERIES VOL. 13/1979-1981’ – OUT NOW

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The latest chapter in Columbia/Legacy’s highly acclaimed Bob Dylan Bootleg Series is out now.

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: The Clash – ‘Tommy Gun’

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: The Clash – ‘Tommy Gun’

The first single from the criminally underrated ‘Give ‘Em Enough Rope’ album, ‘Tommy Gun’ was aggressively political even by The Clash’s acerbic standards.

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GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY – CAST ALBUM – OUT NOW

GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY – CAST ALBUM – OUT NOW

We’re proud to announce that the original cast recording of ‘Girl From The North Country’, the critically acclaimed new play from Conor McPherson featuring the music and lyrics of Bob Dylan, is out now.

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Win Bob Dylan, AC/DC or Elvis Presley Book Sets

Win Bob Dylan, AC/DC or Elvis Presley Book Sets

We’re giving you the chance to win one of our CD Book Sets – take your pick from Bob Dylan’s The Bootleg Series Volumes 1-3 [rare and unreleased] 1961-1991, Elvis Presley’s Platinum A Life In Music or AC/DC’s Black Tracks.

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Old Crow Medicine Show Celebrate 50 Years of ‘Blonde On Blonde’

Old Crow Medicine Show Celebrate 50 Years of ‘Blonde On Blonde’

Legendary Nashville road band, Old Crow Medicine Show today release their live version of Bob Dylan’s seminal double album, ‘Blonde On Blonde’.

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Bob Dylan’s ‘Triplicate’, Out Now

Bob Dylan’s ‘Triplicate’, Out Now

In his first ever three-disc release, voice of a generation and nobel laureate Bob Dylan today releases ‘Triplicate’, 30 classic American tunes, reimagined with Dylan’s inimitable talents as vocalist, arranger and bandleader.

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The Clash: Top Tracks

The Clash: Top Tracks
Three Disc Dylan Album ‘Triplicate’ Out 31st March

Three Disc Dylan Album ‘Triplicate’ Out 31st March

Collecting 30 brand new recordings from the nobel laureate, ‘Triplicate’ will be the first three-disc release from Bob Dylan.

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CONGRATULATIONS BOB DYLAN

CONGRATULATIONS BOB DYLAN

On Sunday Bob Dylan became the first musician to receive the Nobel Prize for literature. Read his humbling acceptance speech (delivered by the United States Ambassador to Sweden, Azita Raji) here…

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‘Bob Dylan – The Real Royal Albert Hall Concert’ – Out Now

‘Bob Dylan – The Real Royal Albert Hall Concert’ – Out Now

For the first time, the Real Royal Albert Hall concert, originally recorded for a live album in 1966, has finally been released…

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Artist of the Month: Bob Dylan

Artist of the Month: Bob Dylan

As one of the most original, influential and culturally fascinating artists to have emerged in the 20th century, the man born Robert Allen Zimmerman in Duluth, Minnesota in 1941 has also proved to be one of its most divisive…

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‘Bob Dylan: The 1966 Live Recordings’ Out Now

‘Bob Dylan: The 1966 Live Recordings’ Out Now

It’s one of the most ambitious box set projects in history – every single known recording of Bob Dylan’s legendary 1966 live shows across the US, UK, Europe and Australia collected in a huge 36 CD box set.

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Guest Column: Pop & Poetry

Guest Column: Pop & Poetry

The boundary between pop lyricism and poetry or literature has long been a cause of debate, and never more so than in the recent decision to award Bob Dylan the Nobel Prize For Literature. The Quietus’ Luke Turner explores the frontier.

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK – ‘COMPLETE CONTROL’ – THE CLASH

BOB DYLAN WINS NOBEL PRIZE

BOB DYLAN WINS NOBEL PRIZE

Bob Dylan has become the first musician in history to win the Nobel Prize For Literature.

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‘BOB DYLAN: THE 1966 LIVE RECORDINGS’

‘BOB DYLAN: THE 1966 LIVE RECORDINGS’

One of the most ambitious box set projects in history comes to fruition on Friday, November 11th.

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: ‘TANGLED UP IN BLUE’ – BOB DYLAN

Stranger Things: Soundtrack

Stranger Things: Soundtrack

Take a listen to the soundtrack playlist!

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NYC Legacy Locations

NYC Legacy Locations

Iconic artists photographed and mapped around New York City!

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Legacy Meets Woolly Rockers!

Legacy Meets Woolly Rockers!

We spoke to Liz Powner to discuss her wonderful Woolly Rockers collection and her favourite music…

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Legacy Reader Digest: June edition

Legacy Reader Digest: June edition

What to read and watch on the web this month!

Every month, we’ll gather up essential online pieces for you to enjoy!

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50 Legendary British Albums

50 Legendary British Albums

Legendary albums are available for a special price on iTunes…

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The Clash – Top tracks

The Clash – Top tracks
Show tracks
  1. London Calling
    The Clash
  2. Train in vain
    The Clash
  3. White riot
    The Clash
  4. Should I stay or should I go
    The Clash
  5. I fought the law
    The Clash
  6. and lots more!
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Iconic photographs mapped around London

Iconic photographs mapped around London

Take a different look at classic album covers and iconic pix from the likes of Hendrix, Dylan, The Clash etc.

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Record Store Day 2016

Record Store Day 2016

Here are this year’s much anticipated releases!

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Bob Dylan – Top tracks

Bob Dylan – Top tracks
Show tracks
  1. Blowin' in the wind
    Bob Dylan
  2. The times they are a-changin'
    Bob Dylan
  3. Mr Tambourine man
    Bob Dylan
  4. Like a rolling stone
    Bob Dylan
  5. Subterranean Homesick Blues
    Bob Dylan
  6. and lots more!!
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Shakin’ Stevens – Top tracks

Shakin’ Stevens – Top tracks
Show tracks
  1. Merry Christmas everyone
    Shakin' Stevens
  2. You drive me crazy
    Shakin' Stevens
  3. A rockin' good way
    Shakin' Stevens
  4. This ole house
    Shakin' Stevens
  5. Oh Julie
    Shakin' Stevens
  6. and lots more!!
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Bob Dylan – Forever Young

Bob Dylan – Forever Young

‘Forever Young’ on The X Factor: have you heard this song before?

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Bob Dylan – ‘Visions of Johanna’ Video

Bob Dylan – ‘Visions of Johanna’ Video

Visions of Johanna

Bob Dylan: watch outraged fans at his first electric shows in England (1966)

Bob Dylan: watch outraged fans at his first electric shows in England (1966)

Bob Dylan: 3 track preview

Bob Dylan: 3 track preview

Listen to 3 tracks from the forthcoming Bootleg series now!

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Video of the week: Bob Dylan

Video of the week: Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan’s 5th album “Bringing It All Back Home” was released in 1965 and was half acoustic half electric. What’s the story behind this artwork?

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Bob Dylan: more info on The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series vol. 12

Bob Dylan: more info on The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series vol. 12

‘Bob Dylan – The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series Vol 12’ is a deluxe 6CD anthology that will be released on November 6th.

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IN 1977 I HOPE I GO TO HEAVEN

IN 1977 I HOPE I GO TO HEAVEN

THE CLASH, PUNK ROCK, AND BRITAIN IN THE 1970S

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BOB DYLAN PRIZE DRAW

BOB DYLAN PRIZE DRAW

We are giving you the chance to own Bob Dylan 50th Anniversary Collection 1963

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Vinyl Of The Week: The Clash

Vinyl Of The Week: The Clash

Our vinyl of the week is Black Market Clash by The Clash…

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Fantastic Albums For A Special Price

Fantastic Albums For A Special Price

Some of our favourite tracks and albums are currently available for a very special price…

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Win a bunch of our favourite box sets!

Win a bunch of our favourite box sets!

We’re celebrating the launch of our website with a very nice competition for you guys…

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Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door

Bob Dylan

London Calling

The Clash

Album Teaser Trailer

Bob Dylan

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: ‘Shakin’ Stevens – ‘Green Door’

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: ‘Shakin’ Stevens – ‘Green Door’

The most successful singles artist of the 1980s, Shakin’ Stevens had already had a career as a singer since the early 1970s when ‘Green Door’ became his second UK No. 1 in 1981.

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