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  1. British Prime Minister Hangs Onto Power as Musicians Call for Alternative to BrexitRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Billboard

    ... Floyd drummer Nick Mason and Ed Sheeran manager Stuart Camp . Other signatories include The Libertines ' Carl Barat, Blur 's Dave Rowntree, Billy Bragg , indie powerhouse the Beggars Group, Warp Records Spotify U.K. Managing Director Tom Connaughton ...

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  2. Britpop style: Fred Perry polo shirts in 1994 coloursRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 11 | Retro To Go

    I'm guessing the year isn't random. Fred Perry polo shirts in 1994 colours are back on the shelves because of Britpop. Blur's Parklife was released in 1994 at the very height of what is now known as Britpop and the Fred Perry polo shirt was front and ...

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  3. Music stars including Annie Lennox and Jamie Cullum call for Brexit alternativeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 11 | Hampshire Chronicle

    ... Pretenders singer Chrissie Hynde, film composer David Arnold, Pink Floyd's Nick Mason, former Oasis manager Alan McGee, Blur drummer Dave Rowntree and Mercury-nominated Nadine Shah. Their call was backed by industry bodies including the Musicians' ...

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  4. London Community Gospel ChoirRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 10 | Sciencebase Science Blog

    ... They were incredibly welcoming and quite impressed by our performance too, I think. This is the same choir that sang on Blur's "Tender" back in the day and has done many amazing performances over the years for Nelson Mandela, for Freddie Mercury ...

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  5. The Get Up Kids' Jim Suptic lists his top 10 albums of 2018Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 4 | Brooklynvegan

    ... Superchunk , as well as other veterans like Jeff Tweedy (of Wilco), Gaz Coombes (of Supergrass), and Graham Coxon (of Blur), plus younger artists like Courtney Barnett and Shame , and more. Check out his full list below. Jim Suptic is also in the ...

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  6. North Wales choir's gig with Damon Albarn after chance pub meetingRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 4 | IcNorthWales

    ... which time their talent was spotted by the 50 year old who is best known as the lead singer of the British rock band Blur as well as the co-founder, lead vocalist, instrumentalist, and principal songwriter of the virtual band Gorillaz. The Choir's ...

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  7. Alan Cross: Music on Mars and how it got thereRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Dec 2 | GlobalNews

    ... basin in Mars' Northern Hemisphere. Upon landing, it was supposed to beam back a special musical call-sign composed by Blur, signalling that things were all right. Blur agreed to participate as part of a media-savvy fundraising effort by the ESA. ...

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  8. Velvet Underground exhibitionRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 30 | NME

    ... heroin in a negative light. Who wants to take a drug that "kisses you windy"? "That whole period," Damon Albarn said of Blur's sweeping, Beatledelic 1997 hit in the documentary 'No Distance Left To Run', "a lot of people's lives [were] fairy muddied ...

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  9. Let England shakeRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 1 | Bangkok Post

    "And especially, from every shire's end of England/ The holy blissful martyr for to seek/ That them had helpened when that they were weak." So begins Merrie Land, the second LP by The Good, The Bad & The Queen, a supergroup made up of Blur frontman Damon Albarn, guitarist Simon Tong from The Verve, bassist Paul Simonon from The Clash and Nigerian drummer Tony Allen.

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  10. The Good, the Bad and the Queen: Blur's Damon Albarn finds inspiration in Oxford ...and BanburyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 30 | Witney Gazette

    ... some obscure corners of the country but also reignited his love of Oxfordshire. "Oxford is a wonderful place," says the Blur frontman, the art-loving musical pioneer behind the groundbreaking Gorillaz virtual band and supergroup The Good, the Bad & ...

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  11. Damon Albarn in Cullercoats: Fans scramble for extra tickets at social club gigRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 28 | Chronicle Live

    But Cullercoats is now firmly on the North East's live music map after a visit from a Britpop god. That's according to the boss of a social club who hosted sell-out gigs featuring Blur frontman Damon Albarn.

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  12. Brexit album of the week: The Good, The Bad & The QueenRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 23 | York Press

    ... than exploration, which has always been Albarn's stronger suit. At times, it's almost a much more downbeat version of Blur's Parklife, crammed with cultural and geographical references weaved into recognisable, crafty and often charming lyrical ...

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  13. Mark Hughes: FA was right not to charge CharlieRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 22 | Daily Echo

    ... to help officials. Austin's rant quickly went viral and created much amusement on social media when it was set to the Blur hit 'Parklife', but it left the striker at risk of an FA disciplinary charge. However, Austin has avoided sanction and Hughes ...

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  14. 'We cancelled line dancing for it': How social club landed...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 20 | Chronicle Live

    The Cullercoats Crescent Club's biggest turn recently was Lonnie Donnegan's son - but now The Good, The Bad and The Queen are playing Usually it is tribute acts that perform at Cullercoats Crescent Club, with a Johnny Cash impersonator the big show next month. Damon Albarn, the Blur frontman who penned 'Parklife', will play to just 220 fans with his band 'The Good, The Bad and The Queen'.

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  15. Stream The Good, The Bad & The Queen's Reunion Album Merrie LandRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 16 | Stereogum

    The Good, The Bad & The Queen - the supergroup founded by Blur/Gorillaz leader Damon Albarn alongside the Clash's Paul Simonon, the Verve's Simon Tong, and Afrobeat drummer Tony Allen - released their self-titled debut in 2007 and then disappeared. But they've been teasing a reunion album since 2014, and that album is finally out today.

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  16. Hojbjerg ready to spoil Ranieri's welcome partyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 15 | Daily Echo

    ... we are a good team and we can get out of this situation." Austin's VAR rant went viral after it appeared online with Blur's song Parklife being played as a backing track to his post-match interview. And although, Hojbjerg saw the comical side of the ...

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  17. Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg: Charlie Austin's interview shows that players careRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 14 | Brentwoodweeklynews.co.uk

    Southampton midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg has defended Charlie Austin's weekend outburst as proof that players do care passionately what happens on the pitch. Austin's post-match rant following the 1-1 draw with Watford went viral and created much amusement on social media when it was set to the Blur hit 'Parklife'.

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  18. Blur ParklifeRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 12, 2018 | NME

    A mash-up of the band's 1994 hit with Southampton striker Charlie Austin's post-match rant went viral for all the right reasons over the weekend Children, the elderly, your neighbour's cat: all the people know what you're talking about whenever you shout "PARKLIFE", whether it's for a wholly appropriate reason or a decidedly inappropriate reason . The enduring popularity of Blur 's glorious 1994 single - the eternally-quotable title track from their third studio album, of course - has made it a prime candidate for entry into the incessant world of internet memes in recent years, with snippets of Damon Albarn barking out "PARKLIFE" being cunningly edited around clips of famous people pontificating about one thing or another.

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  19. Music reviews: The Kinks, Rufus Du Sol, Gaye Su Akyol, Ambre Hammond and moreRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 9, 2018 | The Sydney Morning Herald

    ... sepia-tinged aura, but in truth this already had that patina in 1968, and you can hear its influence on everything from Blur's Parklife to You Am I's Hourly, Daily . BARRY DIVOLA Is there a sound closer to heaven than the kora? More than ...

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  20. Music reviews: The Kinks, Rufus Du Sol, Gaye Su Akyol, Ambre Hammond and moreRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 8, 2018 | The Age

    ... sepia-tinged aura, but in truth this already had that patina in 1968, and you can hear its influence on everything from Blur's Parklife to You Am I's Hourly, Daily . BARRY DIVOLA Is there a sound closer to heaven than the kora? More than ...

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