Bob Dylan
Music  /  Published 22.05.21

Ballad of a thin man

So what’s he up to, this Bob Dylan? Days ago he was spotted, apparently shopping for Christ’s sake, running errands in Los Angeles, where he has been cooped up ever since his scheduled con...
By Shantanu Datta

Music  /  Published 21.05.21

Nobel: literature in song

By Our Music Desk

Arts  /  Published 29.03.21

People on iconic album covers

The Cars: The Cars The self-titled album gave three big singles — Just What I Needed, My Best Friend’s Girl and Good Times Roll — and an equally unforgettable cover featuring Russia...
By Mathures Paul

Arts  /  Published 06.03.21

Scarlet's violin, his song

By Shantanu Datta

Arts  /  Published 27.01.21

Covers that feel like original

The 1982 film Night Shift around a timid night shift morgue employee, directed by Ron Howard, has an interesting soundtrack while the music is by Burt Bacharach. One of the songs is That’s What ...
By Mathures Paul


Arts  /  Published 28.12.20

Newsmakers from the music industry in 2020

1. Outsiders-insiders Tiwa Savage, 40, has lived in Nigeria, London and America, giving her music a wide expanse. In a career marked by four albums — the latest came through this year — s...
By Mathures Paul

Entertainment  /  Published 09.12.20

Bob Dylan sells songwriting catalog to Universal Music

The publishing rights to the Beatles catalogue has an interesting history. It’s said that John Lennon and McCartney faced tax problems in Britain in the 1960s and to avoid paying 90 per cent on ...
By Mathures Paul in Calcutta

World  /  Published 08.12.20

Dylan sells rights to 600 songs

Bob Dylan’s memoir Chronicles: Volume One opens in 1962 with the signing of his first music publishing deal — a contract for the copyrights of the budding songwriter’s work. The term...
By Ben Sisario in New York

Arts  /  Published 18.11.20

The Obama playlist decoded

BARACK Obama’s memoir, A Promised Land, hit our shores on Tuesday. The first of two volumes, all of 768 pages, is, in his own words, “an honest accounting of my presidential campaign and m...
By Shantanu Datta in Calcutta

Arts  /  Published 29.08.20

The man behind their music

He was hemmed in by the other four inside a Limousine with the glass separating them and the driver turned up. It was all too smoky inside. They were smoking. What? Never mind. Suddenly, while waiting...
By Shantanu Datta


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