Johnny Cash

Don’t be needy, remember your sense of humour and write sober
Don’t be needy, remember your sense of humour and write sober
Arguably the definitive Beatles cover version - if not the definitive cover version of any song ever - Joe Cocker took what
I take another glance at the unwarranted queue at the bar and breathe a heavy sigh at the thought of queuing twenty minutes for a bog standard lager served in a plastic cup. And then, it happens. I reach into my pocket and remove the packet of fruit flavoured ant-acid tablets.
I have had a sinking feeling on Election nights before. In fact, if you are in possession of a social conscience and a radical, reforming heart in this country, the swingometer is no more than a Sword of Damocles poised to deliver the expected telling blow to our dreams.
Pet Shop Boys’ recording of ‘Always On My Mind’ has topped a poll of the nation’s favourite cover versions. The pop duo - made
Born on this day 26 February, 1932, was Johnny Cash. I can't think of anyone apart from Elvis who has had such an influence and hold on musical culture for over 40 years, the singer became an imposing and influential figure.
Johnny Cash's story is an iconic fable of a troubled and talented storyteller, who found surprising, eventual redemption
Foy Vance stands out back in the yard of the Islington Assembly Halls and rolls a cigarette. It's two hours before showtime and he's in a ruminative mood. 'When I was a kid, singing was second nature to me,' he says, as we clink bottle necks