Caught by the Reaper: Rick Hall

4 January 2018 // Remembrance

Legendary Muscle Shoals record producer Rick Hall died this week aged 85. Lois Wilson pays tribute: In 2013 the Greg Camalier documentary Muscle Shoals shined a light on Rick Hall, the producer, studio owner, songwriter, arranger and label boss who was the chief architect behind the Muscle Shoals Sound: a warm, greasy southern soul music […]

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Caught by the Reaper: Denis Johnson

26 May 2017 // Remembrance

We’re very sorry to hear of the passing of Denis Johnson, award-winning author of such treasures as the novella Train Dreams, beloved of us here at CBTR HQ. Anna Wood pays tribute. That world! These days it’s all been erased and they’ve rolled it up like a scroll and put it away somewhere. Yes, I […]

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Remembering Roger Barnes

23 April 2017 // Remembrance

Words: John Andrews. Picture: Neil Thomson Today would have been Roger Barnes 69th birthday, I think of him often but always today as I am sure his family and many of his old friends do too. For them and in memory of Roger here is the piece I wrote after his untimely death three years […]

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Caught by the Reaper: Chuck Berry and Jimmy Breslin

21 March 2017 // Remembrance

Tim Tooher pays tribute to two icons no longer of this realm: Two of the great American writers of the twentieth century died at the weekend. Both men who helped to shape the mediums that made them famous. Chuck Berry helped to write the mythology of rock’n’roll and Jimmy Breslin shaped the new journalism of […]

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Ugh Just Drums

31 January 2017 // Music //Remembrance

Cally Callomon pays tribute to Jaki Liebezeit, founding member of Can who died last week aged 78: Moments in time: the day the music was born and died, both flanked by two large newspaper entries. One a full paged advert in the Melody Maker, a single photo of a tiny band playing in front of […]

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