#MindTheBand: “Discovering The Classics” – Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

The Vitals Release date: 5 October 1973 UK chart peak: #1 Running time: 76:20 Singles: Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting (#7), Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (#6), Bennie and the Jets (#37), Candle in the Wind (#11) Widely considered to be Elton John’s greatest work, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road was recorded at the Château d’Hérouville (where his […]

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#MindTheMusicals 2020: round-up

Well that was one way to start the new year… And considering everything else going on around the same time I think I managed to cope rather well, to be honest – if you were following my diary posts and Instagram stories you’ll have a better idea! This time I began my week on a […]

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Favourite films 2019

A new one for Mind the Blog this year! Following Bohemian Rhapsody last autumn, I started paying more attention to cinema; it’s cheaper than theatre (especially with my work perks), I was interested in seeing the awards competition, and there seemed to be a lot of interesting stories being told. I learned quickly that there’s a […]

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#MindTheBand (Queen): Diary

As this is slightly different to my previous challenge weeks, I thought that regular diary updates would be the best plan – so you can see how I’m keeping it Queen on a daily basis! Throughout the week I’ll be visiting as many key London locations from the band’s history, plus I’ll be sure to […]

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Elton John: Rocket Man Live!

Earlier this year saw the long-anticipated release of the “musical fantasy” Rocketman, a biopic with a difference that stars Taron Egerton as Elton John – plus a couple of weeks ago the man himself marked 29 years of sobriety. His own farewell tour is still ongoing, however Liquid Lunch Productions have come up with the […]

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Rocketman

Superheroes and musicians seem to be the go-to subjects for films at the moment; after the success of Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody over the winter, we now have Rocketman gracing the screens. Written by Lee Hall (best known for Billy Elliot and also responsible for the stage adaptation of Shakespeare in Love, amongst others) and directed […]

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