The well deserved best selling single of all time - or sentimental claptrap? Michael Alexander examines the appeal of Bing Crosby’s White Christmas which was first performed 75 years ago this Christmas.
They’ve been on Top of the Pops, performed at the Sydney Opera House and won a Classical Brit Award.
Despite an explosion in digital and streaming music, vinyl record sales are at their highest levels since the mid-1990s. Michael Alexander visited Courier Country’s best known surviving independent record shops to find out why.
“There’s an old saying in my country that if you ‘practice, practice, practice you’ll get to the Carnegie Hall. Well, I’ve just found another way to get to the Carnegie Hall!” laughed American song writing legend Jimmy Webb as he took to the stage in Fife for the first time at the Dunfermline version of Carnegie’s New York name sake.
Ahead of a special concert in Dunfermline, American song writing legend Jimmy Webb pays tribute to his old friend Glen Campbell and tells The Courier's Michael Alexander why he is concerned that music has 'drifted away' from the activism of the 1960's.