the surprisingly dark history behind Capt Tom Moore’s anthem

the surprisingly dark history behind Capt Tom Moore’s anthem

Few songs in the history of music can claim as many lives in as many different guises as You’ll Never Walk Alone. In its latest incarnation, recorded in aid of the NHS by Michael Ball, with its first verse spoken as introduction by the redoubtable 99-year-old Capt Tom Moore of garden-walking fame, it has raced to […]
I’m writing my own plague diary. It may be history one day

I’m writing my own plague diary. It may be history one day

I’ve started keeping a coronavirus diary to while away the hours under lockdown. Samuel Pepys it ain’t. There are no raucous ballads in taverns and vanishingly few extramarital assignations with pot-boys in back-alleys, or whatever the female version of Pepys’s...