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Music History #2: “Smoke on the Water”

Editor’s Note: This is the second installment of Bill DeMain’s new column, where he explores the real historical events that inspired various songs. “Music History” will appear twice a month. “Smoke on the Water” Written by Ian Gillan, Ritchie Blackmore, Roger Glover, Jon Lord, Ian Paice (1972) Originally performed by Deep Purple The Music It’s the riff that will not [...]

Underwater Pinewood Studios films display

Underwater photos from some of Pinewood Studios’ most famous films are to go on display for the first time. The photographs offer a rare glimpse into life behind the scenes at the studio’s world famous underwater stage. They feature stars such as Keira Knightley, Myleene Klass, Sharon Stone and Matt Lucas, who have all swum in the [...]