Margaret Thatcher

  1. Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead: Inside The UK’s Bizarre Campaign To Make The Anti-Thatcher Song No. 1

    April 12, 2013 10:38 AM EDT UPDATE 4/12: BBC Radio will not play the full "Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead" song during the Official Chart Show on Sunday, Radio 1 controller Ben Cooper announced. Instead they will play a clip as part of a news item about the "W ...

  2. Anti-Margaret Thatcher Campaign Drives Judy Garland's 'Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead' Up UK's Charts

    April 09, 2013 2:22 PM EDT Margaret Thatcher, the divisive former Prime Minister who died of a stroke on Monday afternoon, may have another musical footnote to her legacy next week: chart catalyst. A macabre Facebook campaign , titled "Make 'Ding dong the witch ...

  3. Margaret Thatcher and the Rise and Fall of the Great British Pop Protest Song

    April 09, 2013 10:54 AM EDT In early 1997, I interviewed the Spice Girls who were already massive in their U.K. homeland but had yet to release their debut single "Wannabe" in America. Amid frequent and voluble declarations of their Girl Power manifesto, Geri Hal ...

  4. Weinstein Company Wins Major Lawsuit Over 'Soul Man' Sam Moore

    May 29, 2012 11:39 AM EDT Any close reader of film credits will be familiar with the words, "The persons and events in this motion picture are fictitious. Any similarity to actual persons or events is unintentional." On the other hand, wasn't it philosopher ...