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ADIEU FRANCIS LAI

The memorable piano and strings theme to the film ‘Love Story’ won Francis Lai an Oscar for best original music score in 1971 – but he almost turned down the chance to compose the soundtrack which became his greatest success. The actor Alain Delon persuaded Lai, who has died aged 86, to postpone

Beatles ‘Loud Cut’

By any standards, Rubber Soul, released by The Beatles in 1965, is one of the most important records ever made. Nothing wrong with those early Beatles records of course – and we have interesting and rare copies of Please Please Me, With The Beatles,  Beatles for Sale, Hard Day’s Night and Help in

The perfect nanny

The original supernanny, Mary Poppins, returns to our screens later this year with another British actress, Emily Blunt, taking over the title role from Julie Andrews in Mary Poppins Returns. The new film may be a triumph but it will be a surprise if Emily can match Julie in the singing department. Julie

Dazzling Led Zep III

On September 7, 1968, more than 1200 people turned up at the Gladsaxe Teen Club near Copenhagen to see the latest incarnation of a band with a big reputation and a string of hits behind them. But The New Yardbirds, as they were billed, had instead become something really new, Led Zeppelin, by