Motown legend Stevie Wonder makes his way to Glastonbury to headline the final day of the festival's 40th Anniversary. With more Grammy Awards than any other male solo artist, the 60 year old R&B and soul icon is one of the most successful American artists of all time. The list of those he's influenced reads like a who's who of the music industry… and you can add Barack Obama to the list as well. His classic 1970's period produced some of his most well known hits, including Superstition, You Are the Sunshine of My Life, Higher Ground, Living For The City, Isn't She Lovely and I Wish.
"Live at Last" is the first live album by American singer Bette Midler, a two-disc set released in 1977, Midler's fourth album release on the Atlantic Records label. The album spawned from her live, recorded performance, "The Depression Tour" in Cleveland, entitled "The Bette Midler Show".
This would be the last release of the classic Good Rats lineup, featuring material from the previous four studio albums. Most of the great concert songs are here and performed well, although lacking some of the colorful language that would typically be found in the live performances…
For many years, the Charlatans were perceived as the also-rans of Madchester, the group that didn't capture the zeitgeist like the Stone Roses or the band that failed to match the mad genre-bending of the Happy Mondays. Of course, they were more traditional than either of their peers. Working from a Stonesy foundation, the Charlatans added dance-oriented rhythms and layers of swirling organs straight out of '60s psychedelia. At first, the Charlatans had great promise, and their initial singles including "The Only One I Know" were hits, but as Madchester and "baggy" faded away, the group began to look like a relic.