10th June 2015
It is with sadness that we learned of the death of Steve Lewins, the original bass player with Chiswick Records’ very first band , the Count Bishops, who recorded the ‘Speedball’ EP [SW1] in September 1975. This 7” record was released in November 1975 and went on to sell over 10,000 copies, playing a seminal part in helping to establish the fledgling Chiswick Records label.
15th May 2015
B.B., who suffered from type 2 diabetes, died in his sleep at 89 and had been under home nursing care due to ill-health for some months. King was one of the hardest working blues artists ever and spent most of his long life touring.
13th May 2015
In the run-up to the release to his new album, Saturn's Pattern, Paul Weller sat down with the people at The Quietus to discuss his top 13 albums. Read what he had to say about The Zombies' "Odessey And Oracle".
27th March 2015
Singer Sharon Tandy died on 21 March 2015 after a long illness. Her friend Alec Palao pays his respects.
6th March 2015
Orrin Keepnews, one of the most influential and respected figures in jazz died at the age of 92 at his home in El Cerrito, California on 1 March.
Keepnews founded the Riverside jazz record label in 1953 with the help of Bill Grauer, an old college friend. As editor of The Record Changer, Orrin was already on first name terms with most of the leading figures in jazz at that time.