Allen Toussaint died on 10 November, aged 77. Tim Tooher pays tribute: The world lost something last week. Allen Toussaint left it. Nowadays, when famous musicians die, Facebook gets filled with YouTube clips posted in tribute. Two weeks ago, Allen Toussaint died after a concert in Spain and my timeline was filled with videos of […]
‘An Ode to Anthony H. Wilson’, is a touching tribute to Factory Records legend Tony Wilson by Mike Garry and Joe Duddell. The single, released last week on the eighth anniversary of his death, features artwork by Factory designer Peter Saville and a remix by Andrew Weatherall. Proceeds from the single go to The Christie, […]
Ben E. King, September 28, 1938 – April 30, 2015
The soul singer Percy Sledge died last week, aged 73. Tim Tooher pays tribute: Percy Sledge wasn’t a shouter or a crooner. No, instead, he was a hurter, a carrier of pain, a bearer of burdens. His voice didn’t often growl and roar, nor did it swoop and soar. Instead he was more a vocal […]
A detail from the cover of Oliver Rackham’s History of the Countryside Richard Mabey pays tribute to the botanist and nature writer who died last week.