Solo and then with his son, the Englishman was droll and never short of clever songs that felt appropriately aged.
Since joining Fairfax in 1992, Bernard has been an editor and written on education, roads and local politics. These days, he specialises in music and is the senior music writer and reviewer.
The American composer and performer missed an opportunity to make something more than mild music.
Will Toledo had a dozen albums out before most of the world got to hear him.
Following a legend on the decks who was channeling school discos, the sample-heavy Australians turned on the party favours.
Having made his reputation with words and melodies, the British singer/songwriter is now hoping for silence and no words he can understand.
A year after Bowie's death, musicians and singers who spent decades playing with him are happy to celebrate his legacy and influence.
Madonna was late, late for a very important date but Prince was early, Gillian Welch right on the money and Crowded House was full - a big year in gigs.
A teen pop star who became a worldwide figure of substance, and substances, he earned the right to sit alongside his heroes Elton John and Freddie Mercury.
The Sydney duo prefer to hide away in isolated pockets of the world with nothing but feral beasts and rising damp to inspire their acid-dance recordings.
Music has always helped the people of the Appalachians get through the hard times, but when Dori Freeman was child, she wanted nothing to do with it. So why did she change her mind?