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The Doors frontman was supposed to go to the French capital to find inspiration, but found only disintegration. Sophia Deboick pieces together his final weeks.
Born on Grand Parade, Leigh-on-Sea, in 1920, Gordon Arthur Worsley was the middle of three boys born to Edith and Ernest Worsley. The family later lived on Ailsa Road, Westcliff, and Gordon attended Lindisfarne College boys’ school on Valkyrie Road, before the family moved to Streatham. He left school at 15 and became a runner […]
With a re-release of their milestone debut album, and the anniversary of their seminal follow-up, Sophia Deboick considers what made Roxy Music so special
He was among the greatest talents of his generation, but never hit the big time. With a new film of his life in the pipeline, Sophia Deboick tells the remarkable story of Terry Reid
The Bloomsbury handbook of religion and popular music, edited by Christopher Partridge and Marcus Moberg, London, Bloomsbury Academic, 2017, 440 pp., £130.00 (hardback), ISBN 978-1-47-423733-8
Lucie Delarue-Mardrus was at the heart of daring interwar Paris, where she used her influence to defend those left behind by ‘progress’
Risqué, rebellious and always ready to stick it to the man, the songsmiths of the Middle Ages deserve recognition as the true originators of rock and roll. Sophia Deboick makes the case