After they tore down their statues of Stalin, just why did the Lithuanians put up one to Frank Zappa – a figure with no obvious connection to the country? Sophia L Deboick explains Advertisements
The death and resurrection of Elvis Presley, by Ted Harrison, London, Reaktion Books, 2016, 272 pp., £16.00 (hardback), ISBN: 978-1-78-023637-7
The Manchester mayor is donating 15% of his salary to tackling homelessness in the city. But can alms-giving ever be a viable alternative to state safety nets?
Marvin Gaye’s spell in Ostend is one of the most surreal episodes in musical history, but it is also one of the most sombre, says Sophia L. Deboick
From Deep Purple, to Led Zeppelin, Bowie and Queen, the Swiss town of Montreux has seen them all. Sophia L Deboick explores how this idyllic lakeside spot secured its unlikely place in the annals of rock history
Boy bands have traditionally been an Anglophone affair. But there’s one massive European group which has got in on the act – and its cultish fans are as extreme as any others in their devotion. Sophia L Deboick on the remarkable rise and – relative – fall of Tokio Hotel
From all-American star to the Eastern bloc’s greatest celebrity, Dean Reed’s was a truly extraordinary career. Here, Sophia Deboick recounts his life and death, a tragic tale of celebrity and history