Fashion conscious teenagers 90s

Poll reveals teenage years were the best of all for music, fashion and TV

Are we too nostalgic about the past? We polled 1,000 people to ask them what was the best decade for music, fashion and TV - with surprising results

The porcelain bowl from the 1822 wreck of the Chinese vessel Tek Sing which is to be auctioned in Northumberland

Porcelain bowl from 200-year shipwreck up for auction in Wooler

Porcelain bowl from sunken Chinese ship to be auctioned in Northumberland

Nostalgia: Records getting back in the groove

The return of the vinyl LP is not just a nostalgic interlude, but a change in buying habits that is music to the ears of the region's independent record stores

Contributions from Ronnie Wood, left, and Rick Astley

Newcastle University postcard exhibition deliver surprises from world of pop

Rick Astley, Ronnie Wood and John Lennon feature in Newcastle University students' auction of postcard art

Denise and son Matthew who couldn't make her wedding to agent Lincoln Townley

Denise Welch marries in Portugal while son supports Stones

North East actress Denise Welch married her fiance in Portugal as her son Matthew supported The Rolling Stones with his band The 1975

Surprise survey of wit, ego and genius

MUSIC producer Geoff Wonfor and former Lindisfarne drummer Ray Laidlaw are friends whose work has brought them in touch with some of the best musicians of the time.

Police to headline rock festival

Classic rockers The Police were confirmed today as headliners for one of the country’s top music festivals.

Smooth Radio opens door on lucrative advertising opportunities

A NEW radio station is set to provide North-East businesses with a way of reaching out to a more profitable target market.

Teaser: Nana Mouskouri

Nana reaches rainbow’s end

AFTER recording more than 1,500 songs in 15 languages, Nana Mouskouri is finally saying goodbye to the stage.

Who can stop Hero?

HUNDREDS of fans have joined the campaign to get their favourite anthem back on the playlist at St James’s Park.

Mix - Album reviews

LETHAL BIZZLE — BACK TO BIZZNIZZ (V2): Lethal Bizzle makes a strong bid here for my award for best song title of the year, with the brilliantly-named Selfridges Girl Not On MySpace.

Ages of rock at stadium

As Rod Stewart prepares to strut his tartan stuff before a crowd at St James's Park tonight, let us take you back to previous great nights of rock music at the football stadium.

£1.5m deal for waitress

A singing waitress hung up her apron yesterday as she signed a £1.5m deal with the Rolling Stones' record label.

Oprah tops the list

Oprah Winfrey is the world's most powerful celebrity, according to a list compiled by business magazine Forbes.

Peter Karrie, Whitley Bay Playhouse

Musicals star Peter Karrie is back in the region tomorrow. Entertainment Editor Gordon Barr has the details.

Charting changing styles of pop world

Pop stars from the 1950s to the present day will feature in a new North-East exhibition.

Patti Smith, The Sage Gateshead

The well-respected legend that is Patti Smith rolled into the North East last night to play a blinding gig and reminded us why she remains the queen of punk.

Soul rebels Tinariwen show their time has come

Tinariwen at The Sage Gateshead

Media goes over the top

News that Keith Richards snorted his dead father's ashes appalled me, but not for the obvious reason.

Evolution is way forward

Indie rock band Idlewild are performing in Newcastle tonight as part of a UK tour.


David Whetstone
Culture Editor
Graeme Whitfield
Business Editor
Mark Douglas
Newcastle United Editor
Stuart Rayner
Sports Writer