Podcast 449 – It’s our fantasy seven-decade Queen’s Jubilee line -up!

… which may or may not feature Noel Coward, Slade, the KLF and the Spice Girls.

Other key items in pursuit of entertainment this week include:-

When did British pop turn female?

The glorious notion that boyfriends who don’t work out are “Near Mrs”.

The best band this decade! (clue: it’s Wet Leg).

The endlessly rewatchable qualities of Moneyball and The Big Short.

Cary Grant: “All men want to be Cary Grant? I want to be Cary Grant!”

The singular magic of the Hot Club of Cowtown.

Who invented the term “rock and roll”?

Who bought a song called Real Ugly Woman from the teenage Leiber & Stoller? 

Band members who slept with each other.

Alan Freed being sued by Moondog.

And the certifiable fact that only one person was ever better as a solo artist than in their original band (and we name him).

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