The year in British music in 2015 was exceptional, featuring great works by Paul Weller, Blur, Noel Gallagher, and Adele, terrific retrospectives on The Jam, an excellent tour by The Who, and fantastic films chronicling the career of Amy Winehouse and Roger Waters’ concert version of The Wall.
Given The Who’s recent postponement of their scheduled Fall 2015 North American tour due to Roger Daltrey’s health issues, Fathom Events’ cinema screenings on Thursday, October 8th of The Who’s terrific new concert film, The Who Live In Hyde Park, was well timed.
Nicky Weller, the sister of The Jam’s frontman Paul Weller and co-curator of the exhibition on The Jam that is currently being held at London’s Somerset House, discussed the exhibition in an e-mail Q&A with Goldmine.
The Modfather and his stellar band played a great set at NYC’s Terminal 5 on Friday, June 12th, in spite of the heat and humidity as well as a sometimes indifferent crowd.
Goldmine Magazine’s Hall Of Fame inducts newly eligible Nirvana, classics Dinah Washington, Hank Ballard, Patsy Cline and Gene Vincent along with Jimmy Buffett and more
Paul Weller performed a terrific set at New York City’s Webster Hall on Friday, July 26th that mixed solo songs with tunes from the catalogs of The Jam and The Style Council.
Ray Davies, Suzanne Vega, Paul Weller, The Zombies, and Corinne Bailey Rae are among the artists that were featured on the first series of BBC Radio 4’s Mastertapes. The Mastertapes program presents artists discussing and performing songs from an album that was vitally important to their career.
The Glasgow-based Mod revivalist band Button Up have released a terrific, four-track EP of covers of Mod classics titled Covered.
Paul Weller and his excellent backing band performed an outstanding show on the second of two nights at the Best Buy Theater in New York City’s Times Square on Saturday, May 19th.
BBC 6 Music recently aired an excellent four-part special about The Jam. The four parts can now be heard on demand on the BBC 6 Music Web site. It is a must-listen for fans of The Jam.