Moving on from being the mod who fronted bands such as the Lower Third, David Bowie released a strange yet enchanting debut album in 1967, and became something of a folky troubadour in 1969, but ultimately was proving to be something of a one-hit-wonder after ‘Space Oddity’.
Ray O’Brien owns the Music Zone record shop, located at Douglas Village shopping centre, which was forced to close after a fire in the car park last August. Music Zone has now relocated temporarily to a premises in Deanrock Business Park in Togher. Here he meets Marjorie Brennan.
Extreme times call for extreme pop stars and Annie Clark fits the bill perfectly. After four progressively more audacious albums as St Vincent, her latest, Masseduction, may be her masterpiece — and the first great record of the Age of Trump.
If you’ve ever fancied owning an Eric Clapton guitar; or Wham! lyrics handwritten by George Michael; or Lady Gaga’s pink fur coat, you might want to get yourself to the RDS in Dublin this weekend — but bring your wallet.
James O’Leary founded the band Interference with the late vocalist Fergus O’Farrell. The remaining members of the band will be joined by special guests for a gig at Cork Opera House tomorrow night as part of the Right Here Right Now series of concerts at the venue over the weekend.