Toots and The Maytals 1964 was a big year in history the first pirate station went live the civil rights act came into play making a big impact on music and what musicians could record and Toots and The Maytals burst onto the music scene a as pioneers of Ska, Rocksteady and Reggae music with debut hit 'Never Get Weary'.


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Janelle Monáe It's possible to say the crowd that were going wild, hearing hit after hit from Janelle Monáe at the Academy, however, I feel that would be a discredit to this icon. Manchester saw how much more this icon gives in terms of music bringing anthems of honesty, rebellion and love, lifting up the crowd with her immense stage presence and colourful emotive pictures.


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New Power Generation Indigo at the O2 last night laid down its funky weapons as the legendary New Power Generation came to town. The excitement in the queues with happy, smiling faces was a site to behold as Prince's legendary backing band returned to the historic home of the 21 nights aftershows back in 2007 kicking off the opening night of the European Summer 'Celebrating Prince Tour'.


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Kip Blackshire This week we had the honour of speaking with the immensely talented Kip Blackshire before he flew out of Los Angeles ahead of the European summer leg of New Power Generation's 'Celebrate Prince' Tour. After spending 1999 to 2002 with the NPG as vocals and keys, the artist who grew up as part of a fourth generation gospel family has performed with artists such as Eminem, Larry Graham and Nicki Minaj as well as building his own amazing solo career.


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Bruno Mars Since 2013 BST Hyde Park has been see some of the greatest performers of our time have graced the Great Oak Stage, having first attended BST in 2014 the format is a little bit different, however the family fun is no less and keeps the masses entertained in this value for money festival. Targeting music lovers far and wide with choice of headliners today was the day for the cool kids to play and put their pinkies in the sky as Bruno Mars headlined in the 30 degree sunshine of the landmark London park. Revellers had the choice of various stages offering entertainment all day.


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Innervisions Festival: George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic London has been treated to an array of talented and legendary musicians over the past week of Innervisions Festival and tonight at Camden's iconic Roundhouse venue was no different. As icons go, this show was heavyweight, to add to the fact it was sadly announced the 76 year old Godfather of Funk would be retiring in 2019, this made the show even more special considering it had a good chance of being his last in the UK, taking into consideration all that, London was in for a treat as George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic came into town.


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Angie Stone With Innervisions Festival well under way, London's iconic Roundhouse venue was the place to be on this glorious friday night. There certainly wasn't any more rain as the mature crowd fanned each other to cool down from the soaring temperatures outside.


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Lalah_Hathaway Whilst the majority of the UK were going crazy at their TV screens cheering on their heroes against Columbia, KOKO London presented a different kind of hysteria with five time grammy winner Lalah Hathaway opening Innervisions Festival.


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Lenny Kravitz It's not everyday a legend like Lenny Kravitz appears at Manchester's Apollo. After four years away from the UK the intimacy is electric as he stopped at the venue a quarter of the size of the gigs he has sold out over Europe earlier.


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HAIM As the crowd entered Manchester Apollo it was American singer-songwriter Maggie Rogers who kept them entertained before HAIM stormed the stage.


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Lionel Richie It’s hard to believe 2018 marks 50 years since Lionel Richie burst into the music industry as lead singer of Commodores.


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DAY ONE - Common People Festival Oxford's South Park was a-washed with vibrant colours and culinary aromas as people flocked to spend their bank holiday at Common People. From the same family as Bestival, the team created this two day family friendly extravaganza filled with good music and excitement for all ages.


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Rita Ora In the five short years since last touring the UK Rita Ora is back with a bang on her comeback 'Girls' tour. Whilst many will remember her wit and charisma on tv as a mentor on both The Voice and X Factor, the hiatus from touring has shown how much the international superstar has to offer, from modelling and designing a colourful Adidas collection, philanthropy work and being cast as Mia Grey in the 50 Shades films. Manchester were in for a treat as this girl is on fire.


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Rat Boy The lights beamed outside The Brixton Academy for the completion of Rat Boy’s 2018 tour, fresh from supporting Liam Gallagher and new EP ‘Civil Disorder’, the sell out crowd braved the snow and rain to catch a glimpse of upcoming starlet Rat Boy.


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