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Farewell Ravi Shankar

Thank you Ravi. Only music can express the thanks you deserve for influencing a century.   ©Howard Gamble 12.12.2012

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Im Memorium – Dietrich Fischer-Diskau

In my opinion, the greatest Baritone ever to have brought joy to the world with his perfect diction and purity of tone, has passed away. I had the great honour of speaking to him backstage, experiencing his immense modesty and grace, … Continue reading

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In Memoriam – Camilla Williams

Camilla Williams, the first Black woman to sing a leading role in a major American Opera Company has passed away at the age of 92. May Angels accompany her to her rest.   ©Howard Gamble 31st January 2011

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John Lennon’s Tooth to go on Tour

A Canadian dentist has just bought one of John Lennons teeth When John has the tooth extracted he gave it to his cleaning lady, and event weird unto itself. But Now the Tooth Fairy, in the guise of the Canadian … Continue reading

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Todays Quiz. Who First Brought Jazz to the White House?

Now who would imagine that Jazz, one of the greatest cultural movements in America, would for the first time be brought to the white house by Richard Nixon. I shit you not. IT happened in 1969, on the 70th birthday … Continue reading

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Andrew Smith #1

4’33” In 1952 John Cage (1912­–1992), controversial American composer, philosopher and mycologist, wrote a piece of music called 4’33” with which he challenged our traditional concept of music and our way of listening to it. Quite simply he was trying … Continue reading

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