Record shops will make a comeback, Rick Wakeman predicts

World renowned pianist Rick Wakeman has predicted a revival of traditional music shops after vinyl sales started to outpace music downloads.

Rick Parfitt on stage with Status Quo. Pic: PA.

Status Quo arrive by tour bus for Rick Parfitt's funeral as he gets rock 'n' roll send-off

Status Quo guitarist Rick Parfitt was today remembered by his old band mates - who arrived at his funeral in their double-decker tour bus.
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Olly Murs

WIN: Ten pairs of tickets to see Olly Murs

Olly Murs is heading back to the North East – and you could be there for free.

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Artist Chris Morton

Designer of iconic The Clash and The Damned record sleeves celebrated in Sunderland exhibition

A retrospective of the work of one of the most influential designers of punk record sleeves will go on display in Sunderland this week.

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George Michael, who died on Christmas Day.

George Michael 'died of accidental drugs overdose', his cousin says

George Michael's cousin has said he suspects the star died of an accidental drugs overdose.

Little Mix perform on stage during the 2016 Brit Awards. Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Little Mix in line for three Brit Awards

Little Mix are up for a trio of gongs at this year’s BRIT Awards.

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Craig David is up for a BRIT Award.

Sunderland Echo reporter asked to help choose this year’s BRIT Award winners

An Echo reporter has played her part in choosing this year’s BRIT winners.

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Sixties star Billie Davis set to swing into town

Sixties star Billie Davis set to swing into town

A sixties singing star who toured with The Beatles and The Rolling Stones is performing at The Customs House next week.

Avenged Sevenfold performed at the Metro Radio Arena on January 12.

REVIEW: Avenged Sevenfold, Disturbed and In Flames, Metro Radio Arena

It could almost be considered offensive to call an Avenged Sevenfold show a simple "gig".
Little Mix

Little Mix announce open air Durham gig

Little Mix have announced an open air concert in County Durham this summer.

Glenn Hughes. Photo by Arnie Goodman.

Glenn Hughes is ready to rock the North East

Ahead of Glenn Hughes taking to the stage in Newcastle next week, we caught up with the “greatest white soul singer” Stevie Wonder has ever heard.

Oasis at the Stadium of Light in 2009. Picture by David Wood.

Oasis voted best gig yet at the Stadium of Light

Oasis will live forever as the greatest gig at the Stadium of Light so far.

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Field Music. Photo by Andy Martin.

Field Music to headline Sunderland gig for Syrian children

Field Music will headline a city gig to raise vital funds for children affected by the conflict in Syria.

It has been a year since David Bowie died.

Eight David Bowie songs to listen to today

A year on from the music legend's death, we've put together a list of songs we think you should play today to remember David Bowie.

Cult rocker Julian Cope announces North East date

Cult rocker Julian Cope announces North East date

Cult rocker Julian Cope plays a North East date at Newcastle Riverside on Friday, February 17.

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Fans are remembering David Bowie on the first anniversary of his death.

David Bowie remembered with events marking first anniversary of his death

Fans and celebrities around the world will remember David Bowie today with a series of events and concerts marking the first anniversary of the star's death, aged 69.

Frankie with Frankie & the Heartstrings. Picture by Paul Swinney.

Frankie & the Heartstrings frontman takes on own radio show

Frankie & the Heartstrings frontman Frankie Francis will be helping to break new music acts when he takes on his own radio show.

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Coldplay crowd at the Stadium of Light

Stadium of Light gigs through the years: vote for your favourite

In light of the news that there’s no gig planned at the Stadium of Light this summer, we’ve rounded up all the previous concerts which have rocked the home of the Black Cats.

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The Manic Street Preachers.

Gig announcement: Manic Street Preachers to play at open air North East concert

Welsh rockers Manic Street Preachers will take to the stage in the North East this summer for an open air spectacular.

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Take That were the first to perform at the Stadium of Light in June 2009

No gigs expected at the Stadium of Light this summer

There will be no concerts at the Stadium of Light this summer, the Echo understands.

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