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Astronaut Edgar Mitchell, Uri Geller and the Curious Case of the Reappearing Tie-clip

blogs.telegraph.co.uk — Reading the former NASA astronaut Edgar Mitchell's claim that aliens exist, but that the truth is being covered up by the US government, reminds me of a remarkable moment during my own close encounter with Mitchell two years ago at his home in Florida. The focus of our conversation was the 34 hours that Mitchell [...]
Feb 08, 2016

The curious link between astronaut Edgar Mitchell and Uri Geller. A piece I wrote in 2009 after meeting Mitchell. blogs.telegraph.co.uk/culture/mickbr…

Down to earth - Telegraph

telegraph.co.uk — Between 1969 and 1972, six American spacecraft landed on the moon as part of the Apollo programme. Twelve astronauts actually walked on the lunar surface. Nine are still alive. An extraordinary new film, In the Shadow of the Moon, released yesterday, recounts how the Apollo programme was driven as much by political imperatives as scientific ones.
Feb 06, 2016

Astronaut Edgar Mitchell, RIP, was an extraordinary man. My interview with him and Alan Bean from 2007 telegraph.co.uk/culture/366903… @Telegraph

Feb 06, 2016

RT @mickbrownwriter: Astronaut Edgar Mitchell, RIP, was an extraordinary man. My interview with him and Alan Bean from 2007 telegraph.co.uk/culture/366903… @Telegraph

Pop star or politician - who was the real Screaming Lord Sutch?

telegraph.co.uk — Thinking of the singular figure of David "Screaming Lord" Sutch, the self-ennobled 3rd Earl of Harrow, there are two images that come to mind. One is of Sutch the flamboyantly berserk rock singer, emerging from a coffin, armed with prop knives, axes and skulls, and belting out his song Jack the Ripper.
Feb 02, 2016

Pop star or politician? My piece on the real Screaming Lord Sutch | via @TeleTheatre telegraph.co.uk/theatre/what-t…

Feb 02, 2016

As James Graham pens a new play, Mick Brown asks: Pop star or politician – who was the real Screaming Lord Sutch? telegraph.co.uk/theatre/what-t…

Feb 02, 2016

The longest serving political leader in history: Screaming Lord Sutch telegraph.co.uk/theatre/what-t…

How never-seen-before letters reveal the inner world of Janis Joplin

telegraph.co.uk — When Janis Joplin toured America in 1970, just a few months before her death at the age of 27, a Rolling Stone reporter who was travelling with her took note of the contents of her handbag.
Jan 28, 2016

How never-seen-before letters reveal the inner world of Janis Joplin | via @TeleMusicNews telegraph.co.uk/music/artists/…

Berry Gordy: the man who built Motown

s.telegraph.co.uk — How did a failed boxer go on to found Motown, one of the most successful record labels of all time? As a new musical based on his life story opens in London, Berry Gordy reminisces about the legends he created, from Diana Ross to Michael Jackson.
Jan 23, 2016

My interview with the legendary Berry Gordy - plus lots of great Motown music s.telegraph.co.uk/graphics/proje…

Jan 24, 2016

RT @Anita_Jacoby: Man who built Motown: @mickbrownwriter talks Diana Ross & Marvin Gaye with legendary Berry Gordy via @TelegraphMag https:…

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David Bowie: his final months

s.telegraph.co.uk — By Mick Brown, Saturday 16 January 2016 In November 2014, the theatrical producer Robert Fox flew to New York, where the production team of Lazarus, the musical that would provide the finale of David Bowie's life, had gathered for a preliminary workshop. Fox and Bowie had known each other for more than 40 years.
Jan 16, 2016

RT @Telegraph: Lazarus producer Robert Fox on David Bowie's bravery in his last days s.telegraph.co.uk/graphics/proje… pic.twitter.com/of7ZILygzj

Jan 16, 2016

Favorite Bowie detail: he would meet his producer at Le Pain Quotiden on Broadway. s.telegraph.co.uk/graphics/proje…

Jan 16, 2016

RT @moorehn: Favorite Bowie detail: he would meet his producer at Le Pain Quotiden on Broadway. s.telegraph.co.uk/graphics/proje…

Jan 16, 2016

RT @moorehn: Favorite Bowie detail: he would meet his producer at Le Pain Quotiden on Broadway. s.telegraph.co.uk/graphics/proje…

Jan 16, 2016

RT @moorehn: Favorite Bowie detail: he would meet his producer at Le Pain Quotiden on Broadway. s.telegraph.co.uk/graphics/proje…

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Michael Caine: 'I was never self-destructive - other people had tried to destroy me'

telegraph.co.uk — Roger Moore,' says Michael Caine, 'sent me a joke about that on my iPad this morning.' Seated at the bar in a Belgravia hotel, Caine gestures to the front page of a newspaper lying on the counter, a photograph of President Obama meeting Vladimir Putin.
Jan 16, 2016

Michael Caine: 'I was never self-destructive - other people had tried to destroy me' | via @TelegraphFilm telegraph.co.uk/film/youth/mic…

Jan 16, 2016

Diamond geezer. My interview with the genuinely nice Michael Caine: telegraph.co.uk/film/youth/mic…

Jan 17, 2016

RT @tedgioia: Michael Caine: "My acting lessons was watching people on the Tube and on buses." dld.bz/ehX78

Jan 17, 2016

RT @Telegraph: Michael Caine: 'I was never self-destructive - other people had tried to destroy me' telegraph.co.uk/film/youth/mic… pic.twitter.com/WfUbdCbEZc

Jumpin' Jack Flash by Keiron Pim, review: 'revelatory'

telegraph.co.uk — Mick Brown is captivated by the first ever biography of David Litvinoff, the fast-talking provocateur who counted the Krays and the Stones as friends Who, exactly, was David Litvinoff? The impressive list of character references in this extraordinary book gives some indication of just how singular a creature he was, and the mind-boggling diversity of the worlds in which he moved.
Jan 12, 2016

My review of a brilliant new book about David Litvninoff, the man who links The RollingStones# to the Krays# telegraph.co.uk/books/what-to-…

David Bowie played the fame game with dignity and class to the very end

telegraph.co.uk — Even the manner of his death - as tragic and untimely as it is - became him. David Bowie, an artist who had kept people guessing for years, passed away quietly, privately, his 18-month struggle with cancer unknown to all but but his family and closest friends.

David Bowie interview from 1996: 'I have done just about everything that it’s possible to do'

telegraph.co.uk — David Bowie is 69 today (January 8 2016) and releases his latest album Blackstar. This interview with Mick Brown was first published in The Telegraph Magazine on December 14 1996, when Bowie was releasing his album Earthling. Throughout the Seventies, David Bowie did not have fans.
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Feb 08, 2016

RT @NishaLiliaDiu: "Songs for whites, blacks, Jews & Gentiles" @mickbrownwriter meets founder of the greatest record label ever @motown htt…

Feb 08, 2016

The curious link between astronaut Edgar Mitchell and Uri Geller. A piece I wrote in 2009 after meeting Mitchell. blogs.telegraph.co.uk/culture/mickbr…

Feb 07, 2016

RT @hughespaintings: The odds of finding a stuffed bird that looked like Donald Trump in Bristol museum were low today, yet somehow... pic.twitter.com/iNFUQibmLv

Feb 07, 2016

RT @cpsouthon: Dora Bryan, born 7/2/23: character actress in all media, film debut 1947 t.co/NRPuKnjKY6

Feb 07, 2016

@bobwinder nah, I'd lay money he's got a copy of Astral Weeks tucked away at home

Feb 06, 2016

Errors: Here comes the knight, but leave the empire out of it independent.co.uk/voices/comment…

Feb 06, 2016

RT @anneapplebaum: Russia is following the Chechnya strategy in Aleppo, writes @nnougayrede: physically destroy any moderates theguardian.com/commentisfree/…


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