Tag Archives: Wembley Arena

MUSIC REVIEW: Elbow make it a beautiful day at Wembley

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Mercury Prize and Brit Award winners Elbow are the best band in the land. London’s Wembley Arena on March 14 was jammed to the rafters for a two-hour concert that showed the Bury lads at … Continue reading

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MUSIC REVIEW: 50th anniversary of Fender Stratocaster

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Grinning like the Nashville cat that got the cream, Albert Lee showed up just often enough to lighten the mood in a long and surprisingly sober Wembley Arena charity concert by top guitarists called the … Continue reading

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MUSIC REVIEW: Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris

By Ray Bennett LONDON – If the pairing of rock’s Mark Knopfler and country’s Emmylou Harris seemed unlikely, you wouldn’t have known it from the crowd reaction at their tour stop at Wembley Arena where the twangiest country and purest … Continue reading

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CONCERT REVIEW: Shirley Bassey’s 50th anniversary

By Ray Bennett Shirley Bassey received a five-minute standing ovation just for showing up at Wembley Arena on June 14 and that set the standard for the rapturous response that greeted all 22 songs in her 105-minute set. It was … Continue reading

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