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American guitar legends on CD

We have just released two magnificent two CD sets covering the American guitarists, called ‘Hot Fingers’ Volumes One and Two. Quite a while in the creation these are a fascinating over view of how the guitar rose through the ranks of musical instruments to become such a dominant voice and[…]

Mod moments strike again

Every now and then you need a blast of the music you grew up with, for some of you this will be ‘IT’: 31 tracks to get you going with so many gems to get the memories racing, to get a copy quickly you can hit this link as it is sitting[…]

updating at Magpie

we hope you like our new layout, we are trying to gradually incorporate more features into the Magpie site. So today’s piece of advice is to point out that every time a new story is posted on the site it will appear automatically on the section below these words of[…]

Yeah – a new website design with more news and stories

Hi there I’m Mark, glad you found the newly designed site and let’s hope it all makes for more interesting music experience for you. The plan is to have many more news stories and features on this part of the site, with the shopping cart being always available for anything[…]

all the British Number One records of the 1940s

missing charts

One of the most fascinating of our projects was working with the late Colin Brown on a project of his that had frustrated him since the Forties. He had become obsessed with the idea of recording the actual sales of records and calculating a chart from these figures, this was[…]

the project

One of the things we have been heavily involved with as long time music people for the last ten years is trying to collect the back stories of the British music scene before it is too late. When I worked at EMI in the mid Seventies there was a lovely[…]