‘James Dean Lives’

‘James Dean Lives’

 

We see his face on the sides of buses, in magazines and on billboards as he helps sell cars, jeans, beer and Pepsi Cola. While in the souvenir shops we find his image on T-shirts, posters, calendars and postcards, … read more

The story of My Way  (Daily Mail 6.9.19)

The story of My Way (Daily Mail 6.9.19)

For fifty years it’s never been far from our ears. It’s on the radio, it’s a karaoke favourite in bars, it’s crooned in the plural by mobs on football terraces, and it’s heard with increasing frequency at funerals for those … read more

Port de Soller, Mallorca

Port de Soller, Mallorca

Daily Mail – 8 June, 2019

For decades I’d thought of Mallorca simply as bikini scattered beaches, noisy discos, much revelling, and rampant romancing. And, if that’s what you want on holiday, I expect there’s a lot of it to … read more

Ella Fitzgerald

Ella Fitzgerald

Plump and homely, Ella Fitzgerald wasn’t beautiful. Nor did she wear sexy, clingy outfits that flaunted her thighs and curves. And, never one to submit to confessional interviews, what love-life she had wasn’t ever made a matter for public discussion, … read more