Fifty years ago saw the most controversial Eurovision Song Contest in history. Sophia Deboick looks back to an event that began with intrigue and ended in farce. Advertisements
This article examines the promotion of the cults of the parents of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux by their daughters, nuns of the Carmel of Lisieux, from the time of Thérèse’s death in 1897 until the late 1950s. Louis and Zélie Martin were made saints in the first joint canonisation of spouses in the history of […]
For a few years at the height of the Sixties, the epicentre of cool was to be found between junctions 16 and 17 of the M1. Sophia Deboick reports on an unsung cultural landmark.
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
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
Johnny Hallyday’s skill was his ability to be all things to all people, says Sophia Deboick. It was this that allowed him to become the embodiment of a nation