• One of the original comrades of the British Invasion has passed away: Mike Smith, frontman of the legendary Dave Clark Five, has died at age 64 after contracting pneumonia in the hospital. This comes a little more than a week before the DC5 were to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.(Guardian)

  • The newly reformed Zombies chat about the making of Odessey and Oracle.(The Times)
  • The Rolling Stones sounded “too black” for the Beeb? (The Independent)
  • Amy Winehouse has been cleared of any involvement in her husband’s case.(E!)
  • More Arctic Monkeying around at the NMEs: “Poor old Alex Turner was left a fluourescent adolescent – when his sickly girlfriend performed a technicolour yawn all over him.”(Mirror)
  • Photos of Kate Moss and Kelly Osbourne looking like they’ve been ridden hard and put away wet after the NMEs.(Daily Mail)
  • Hotel Babylon star Max Beesley says his relationship with Mel B. nearly killed his acting career: “I was getting painted with the same celebrity brush as her, and nobody was paying any attention to my work, which was really unfortunate.Everything slowed right down.” (Daily Mail)
  • Is the British curry dead?(Guardian)
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By Kevin Wicks
Kevin Wicks is the founding editor of Anglophenia.