Loretta Barnard

Know who you’re Googling: Al Bowlly – History’s first crooner


Approx Reading Time-11Very few artists allow you to travel back in time, but the warm charm of Al Bowlly instantly drags you back to the optimistic sepia blur of the 1920s.

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Loretta Barnard

Loretta Barnard is a freelance writer and editor who has authored four non-fiction books, been a contributing writer to a wide range of reference books and whose essays have been published across a number of platforms. A regular contributor to The Big Smoke, she also coordinates the TBS Next Gen program.


Know who you’re Googling: Ennio Morricone

You may not know the name, but you’ve definitely heard of him: Ennio Morricone has scored the most iconic films of our time, and today he’s soundtracking your breakfast. Lucky you.