Gavin Drake

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Elvis Presley produces new material despite being dead for 37 years

The King of Rock’n’Roll, Elvis Presley, died on 16 August 1977 – some 37 years ago – at the age of 42. As we approach what would have been his 80th birthday, on 8 January 2015, Channel Five is having an Elvis Night tomorrow. They…

A puppy and a bikini brings global fame to singer

Kendra Moriah is a singer. I can’t tell you whether or not she’s a good singer because I’ve not heard any of her songs. She’s probably fantastic and this post is not intended to denigrate her in any way. The only negative thing that I…

Bootleg of Will Todd’s alarming new composition

I am partially deaf. In my case it is not the most severe of disabilities but it can hamper my work as a journalist at times. I use a number of tools and workarounds to overcome the difficulties that would otherwise prevent me from listening…

The shocking outcome to Aussie radio station royal pregnancy prank

A radio station presenter called a female journalist a “fat slag”, live on air. Another presenter at the same station pressured a 14 year old girl, also live on air, to confirm that she had been raped. For both of these breaches the regulator imposed…

Frank Skinner’s Greenbelt debut delayed by fear and “storms of biblical proportions”

Comedian and radio presenter Frank Skinner’s set at the Greenbelt Christian arts festival this weekend was delayed by what one festival-goer described as “storms of biblical proportions.” But the practising Catholic admitted he had turned down numerous requests to appear because he was “frightened” by…

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