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All Quiet Now: Joe South

Joe South, who wrote hits including Games People Play and (I Never Promised You) A Rose Garden, has died following a heart attack, aged 72. South penned dozens of songs in the 1960s and 70s for artists as diverse as Elvis Presley and Deep Purple. He was also a renowned guitarist, who played on Aretha Franklin’s single Chain of Fools and Bob Dylan’s Blonde on Blonde album. The musician died on Wednesday at his home in Buford, Georgia. Born Joseph Souter in Atlanta on 28 February, 1940, he began playing guitar when he was about 11. By his late teens, he was appearing on local radio stations as a country singer, and he joined Nashville producer Pete Drake’s band in 1957. The following year, he recorded a novelty single, The Purple People Eater Meets the Witch Doctor, and became a session musician in Nashville and at Muscle Shoals – where he rubbed shoulders with Dylan, Franklin and Wilson Pickett. During the 1960s, he began songwriting in earnest, and asked his room-mate Billy Joe Royal to sing on some demos. Those recordings, produced by South, included Down In The Boondocks, I Knew You When and Hush, which was to become a hit single for Deep Purple. His idiosyncratic style melded country and pop, drawing on singer-songwriters like Dylan and, increasingly, the psychedelic flourishes of the Beatles. He won two Grammy...

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Festival: Glastonbury 2016: Extended Line-up Released
Festival: Glastonbury 2016: Extended Line-up Released
Published On: March 29, 2016
Following the slow release of headline act names over the last month or so, an extended line-up for this year's Glastonbury Festival has been announced today. So for those signing the petition against Coldplay headlining Glastonbury’s famous Pyramid Stage for a historic fourth time, questioning the superstar appeal of Adele on Saturday night or unaware of the genius that is Continue Reading

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