Sophia Deboick on a bizarre chapter in rock history to which countless other acts, from David Bowie onwards, owe a debt of gratitude Advertisements
Medieval hermits were the agony aunts of their day
Two centuries apart, Handel and Jimi Hendrix set up home in the same London property from which they proceeded to redefine music. Sophia Deboick reports on a common thread linking the two great pioneers
Elvis’ much mythologised spell in Germany was a pivotal period in his life, says Sophia L Deboick, which saw the sowing of many of the seeds of his ultimate downfall
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
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?