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7 North East gigs to see in the next 7 days

From '80s pop to drone rock, there's live music to suit every taste in the region this week.
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Sir Cliff will return to the North East next year. Picture: PA.

Cliff Richard to visit North East on 60th anniversary tour

He's released more than 100 albums and spent the equivalent of 20 years in the UK charts.
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Sam Smith

Sam Smith announces North East tour date

Sam Smith has announced a North East tour date.

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Peter Hook

Peter Hook on the Hacienda, New Order and setting sail with the North Sea Sounds DFDS cruise

New Order legend Peter Hook is getting ready to rock the boat when he sets sail for this year’s series of North Sea Sounds music cruises.

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Tom Robinson on stage.

Tom Robinson on why he’s glad to be grey and hitting the road again

Four decades after first hit 2-4-6-8 Motorway, the Tom Robinson Band are hitting the road to revisit their classic album Power In The Darkness.

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Public Service Broadcasting.

Review: Public Service Broadcasting, Boiler Shop, Newcastle

Having seen Public Service Broadcasting several times and loved them, I wondered how they'd handle latest album Every Valley live.
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Hartlepool Folk Festival is biggest and best yet

Hundreds of music fans descended on Hartlepool at the weekend for an annual celebration of all things folk.

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Public Service Broadcasting play the Boilershop in Newcastle on Tuesday.

7 North East gigs to see in the next 7 days

With the students back in our towns and cities, there's plenty of gigs around for music fans to enjoy right now.
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Bryan Adams on stage

Bryan Adams announces North East tour date

Bryan Adams has announced he will return to the North East next year.

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Gary Barlow performing during the One Love Manchester benefit concert for the victims of the Manchester Arena terror attack at Emirates Old Trafford. Picture by Dave Hogan

Take That star Gary Barlow to perform in Sunderland

Take That singer Gary Barlow is heading to Sunderland on a UK tour.
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Nadine Shah has played a homecoming gig at Sage Gateshead this week.

Review: Nadine Shah, Sage Gateshead

Don't let anyone tell you that new artists aren't making political music - particularly when gems like Nadine Shah have practically grown up on your doorstep.
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Margaret Thatcher was briefed on Sex Pistols for Smash Hits interview - to lift public image with young people

Margaret Thatcher was briefed on The Sex Pistols ahead of an interview with teen pop magazine Smash Hits and warned: "You may not enjoy this."

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North East singer Nadine Shah plays a homecoming gig at The Sage Gateshead this week.

7 gigs to see in the North East in the next 7 days

There's the usual wide array of gigs to see for North East music lovers this week.
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Radiohead's Thom Yorke.

Radiohead and Kate Bush among British nominees for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Radiohead, Dire Straits and Kate Bush are among the British acts nominated for induction into next year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, each of them receiving their first nod for the prize.

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Take a look at our list of the top 12 collectible records.

Could you have vinyl worth thousands in your collection?

A rare vinyl recording originally being sold for £1.99 by an Oxfam shop is now being offered online by the charity for £2,000.

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Tom Petty died at the age of 66.

Tom Petty remembered with five of his greatest hits

Tom Petty, who passed away yesterday, has had a career spanning 40 years.

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Tom Petty, who is reported to have died aged 66. Pic by PA.

Rock star Tom Petty dies aged 66

Tom Petty has died at the age of 66 following a suspected heart attack, according to US reports.
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Review: North East Calling, Northumbria University, Newcastle

Punk's heyday may have been in the late 1970s, but for a whole generation of music fans it's still the only music that matters.
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The Strypes are at Newcastle University this week.

7 gigs to see in the North East in the next 7 days

There's plenty of gigs to see around the North East this week.

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Daniel Cook

Meet the Hartlepool musician who’s taken up a top role at Durham Cathedral

Durham Cathedral has celebrated the installation of the internationally-recognised liturgical and concert organist, Daniel Cook, as the new Master of the Choristers and organist.

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