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Post 1

Gnomon [194]

I've been removing links to:

www.bbc.co.uk/music

wherever I find them. These are plain ones without anything after the "music". They add little to the entries and h5ringer agreed that they should be removed.

So far I've done these:

A3700234 (I've Never Met) A Nice South African - a Song by Spitting Image
A14611763 A Guide to Basic Chords
A581014 A History of Opera
A13482470 abc Notation - Music, Computers and Very Little Grief
A685136 Aikawa Nanase - Singer
A12644066 Alan Freed - DJ
A20600551 Alan Wilson - Blind Owl and Bluesman
A3187280 Anime Music Videos
A902495 'Antichrist Superstar' - the Album
A447950 Bad News - the Spoof Heavy Metal Band
A6952070 Balalaikas
A337105 'Band On The Run' by Paul McCartney
A22917440 Basil Cameron - The Quiet Maestro
A600409 'Beatles for Sale (1964)'
A14042116 Beethoven's 'Moonlight' Sonata
A593741 Belle and Sebastian - the Band
A31738494 Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

I've identified another 230 or so entries that will need to be checked. I'll work my way through them.


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Post 2

Lanzababy - Guide Editor

Heavens!

I'd agree too, but h5ringer is our music specialist expert, so I am glad he's already seen this.

Thank you for doing this unglamorous work; it is the sort of undercover, unrecognised volunteering that keeps the site up to date.


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Post 3

Gnomon [194]

BBC Music links removed from more entries:

A2309500 An 'Alternative' Student Night Out in Manchester
A787827 Big Country - the Band
A970841 Big Star - the Band
A2866025 Bing Crosby - Singer and Actor
A794504 Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - the Band
A11285075 Bluegrass: The First Generation 1945 - 1970
A18927589 'Bohemian Rhapsody' - The Song
A22833173 Bolt, Set, and Through: A Guide to Guitar Neck Attachments
A1051543 Bombay Dreams - The Musical
A1098263 Bouzoukis
A9567723 Brass Instruments - Tuning and Harmonics
A1025092 Brian Dewan - Musician, Inter Alia
A29638920 Britney Spears
A38715933 'Days of Future Passed' - The Album
A9633693 Diana Ross - Singer/Actress
A4292200 Finding An Upright Piano To Buy
A12460772 House of the Rising Sun - the History and the Song
A23192868 Marvin Gaye - Singer/Songwriter
A22347146 Ringo Starr MBE - Musician
A21178884 Roy Orbison - Singer/Songwriter
A4292264 String Quartets
A23852216 The Legend of Elvis Continues, It's Now and Ever
A24738654 The Like - the Band
A2125414 Yankee Doodle


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Gnomon [194]

A3952343 'Broadway The Hard Way' - the Frank Zappa 1988 Tour
A762581 Bucks Fizz - the Band
A4292138 Buying a Piano: Terminology
A595415 Buzzcocks - the Band
A10696485 Cajun and Zydeco Music
A126596 Campanology - the Art of Bell Ringing
A191648 Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band
A467778 Carabao - the Band
A938892 Chris de Burgh - Singer/Songwriter
A17524523 Chuck Berry - Songwriter and Musician
A681743 Confessions of an Eagles Fan
A1024183 Cover Bands
A425774 Cream - the Band
A476769 Cud - the Band
A7951089 Cultural References in 'Highway 61 Revisited' - the Album by Bob Dylan
A27260525 Darling Violetta - the Band
A5700638 Dealing With Your Double Bass
A425828 Def Leppard - the Band
A14171951 'Definitely Maybe' - the Album by Oasis
A668513 Del Amitri - the Band
A3347011 Dimmu Borgir - the Band
A1095248 Down where the Southern Cross the Dog: The Beginnings of the Blues
A974450 Flamenco Guitar
A481051 Under-appreciated Singers and Songwriters
A29019413 Visiting a Small Discotheque in the UK
A18189020 'Who Will Buy?' - The Song
A5140252 Writing a 12-Bar Blues
A6380688 Yeah Yeah Yeahs - the Band
A295562 'Yellow Submarine' - the Film
A959952 Yes - the Band
A1232588 Yoko Ono - Eat This Entry
A31549755 Yo-Yo Ma - Cellist


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Post 5

Gnomon [194]

Plain BBC Music links removed from:

A33659319 Distortion - The Physics of Heavy Metal
A996898 Dolly Parton - Singer/Songwriter
A14435480 Dr Hook and the Medicine Show - the Band
A516809 Drum Corps International
A2754290 Drum Practice Pads
A3373201 Drum Tablatures
A26179211 Dusty Springfield - Singer
A472718 Eddie - Mascot of Iron Maiden
A3637631 Eddie Van Halen - Guitarist
A1311076 Faith No More - the Band
A16303727 Famous Air Crash Victims - Part 2: Musicians
A3895626 'Final Straw' - the Album by Snow Patrol
A8760602 Flamenco - The European Blues
A20498664 Forgotten Conductors - Ataulfo Argenta
A24523553 Freddie Mercury - Singer/Songwriter and Musician
A3245203 Frenzal Rhomb - the Band
A586532 Fugazi - the Band
A447941 'Get Back' - The 'Lost' Beatles Album
A18572574 Gibson Guitars: An Overview of the Instruments
A2715392 Glenn Miller (1904 - 1944)
A26560361 Gloomy Sunday - Music to Die for?
A1024129 Godspeed You! Black Emperor - the Band
A1148159 Gordon Lightfoot - Singer/Songwriter
A1124920 Graham Parker - British Soul, Rhythm and Blues
A1170280 Grease - the Stage Musical
A13346183 Green Day - the Band: From the Beginning to 'American Idiot'
A1124632 Guitar-related Injuries
A26353686 Gustav Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde

smiley - oksmiley - booksmiley - galaxy


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Post 6

Gnomon [194]

Plain Music links removed:

A14611385 Gustav Mahler: The Fifth Symphony
A11690660 Gustav Mahler: The First Symphony
A12219725 Gustav Mahler: The Fourth Symphony
A33659201 Gustav Mahler: The Ninth Symphony
A11949393 Gustav Mahler: The Second Symphony
A43702445 Gustav Mahler: The Seventh Symphony
A17389236 Gustav Mahler: The Sixth Symphony
A30466208 Hank Marvin - Guitar God
A2106 Harpsichords
A16646583 Harry Chapin - Singer/Songwriter
A29584506 Helen Love - Bubblegum, punk pop, disco, don't stop!
A13900114 'Help!' - the Film and Album
A481015 Henry Purcell (1659 - 1695)
A873867 Jim Croce - Singer and Songwriter
A2116739 Joseph Groocock Mus. D.
A25068918 Kathleen Ferrier, Contralto
A1305037 'Low' - a Video by the Foo Fighters.
A9913971 Nik Kershaw - Singer/Songwriter


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Post 7

Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

smiley - huhsmiley - huhsmiley - coffee?


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Post 8

Gnomon [194]

A3176165 How Guitar Pickups Work
A996933 How to Buy a Guitar
A1149284 How to Buy and Sell Used CDs and DVDs
A12962496 How to Play Open Mic Nights
A2466100 How to Practise Music
A9913638 How To Tune A Guitar
A30465957 Humboldt State University Marching Lumberjacks
A1103789 Indie (or Independent) Music and Record Labels
A1061416 It's My Party - Constructing the Perfect Playlist
A839081 John Kander and Fred Ebb - Composer and Lyricist
A876873 John Rutter - Composer
A5167956 Jonny Lee and Rice Miller – A simple guide to your Sonny Boy Williamsons
A19441712 Josef Locke - Irish Tenor
A850088 Joy Electric - A Discography
A2061776 Jurassic 5 - the Hip-Hop Collective
A21141488 Kaiser Chiefs - the Band
A1045702 Karen Carpenter - Singer and Musician
A1034173 Kurt Weill - Composer
A13857663 'Magical Mystery Tour' - the Album
A6556511 Ogg Vorbis - Better Than Mp3?
A832420 Popular Christmas Carols
A853012 Sir Cliff Richard - Singer
A1084745 Six Variations of the Underground Metal Scene
A2586495 The Heart of Canada - Stan Rogers
A3251909 The History and Music of the Libera Choir
A3073709 The Parts of an Acoustic Guitar
A43407768 Tom Paxton: Singer/Songwriter


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Gnomon [194]

A1087238 Led Zeppelin - the Albums
A860384 Leon Redbone - Jazz and Blues Singer
A7357827 Level 42 - the Band
A18778701 Liars - the Band
A467048 Limp Bizkit - the Band
A701542 Linkin Park - the Band
A2208331 Local H - the Band
A6959307 Madonna - Entertainer
A306910 'Magical Mystery Tour' - the Film
A17352533 Mahler's Sixth Symphony - A Matter of Order
A28008777 Mandolin Jones
A49713375 Matt Monro - Singer
A14117050 Maxim Vengerov - Virtuoso Violinist
A863435 Meat Loaf - the Singer
A3795537 Mick Ronson - Musician
A3577232 Midnight Oil - A Band With A Conscience
A1091341 Mondegreens
A4186208 Moshing and Moshers
A821017 Motorhead - the Band
A1304957 Mozart's Death - Murder, Accident or Disease?
A2930393 Mozart's Mass in C Minor
A1119430 Mozart's 'Requiem'
A16653918 Music in the 1990s
A34644387 Musical Counterpoint
A4157985 Musical Theatre Cast Recordings


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Post 10

Gnomon [194]

A1090649 Ocarinas
A1904267 'Office Opera' or 'The Singing Defective' Game
A4538946 OK Computer: an album by Radiohead
A26696244 Pansy Division - the Band
A295517 Pet Shop Boys - the Band
A1084709 Pink Floyd's English Summer Songs
A842951 Playing the Tuba in School
A2622304 Progressive Rock
A882182 Recording Techniques - Digital versus Analogue
A12644949 Richard Wagner's Ring Cycle - Das Rheingold
A12644958 Richard Wagner's Ring Cycle - Die Walkure
A12644606 Richard Wagner's Ring Cycle - Introduction
A12644723 Richard Wagner's Ring Cycle - Siegfried
A8379390 Rick Allen - Def Leppard's Drummer
A42130153 Riders
A523414 Savage Garden - the Band
A1061371 Scottish Music - 'Loch Lomond' is Not the Only Fruit
A3373102 Serge Gainsbourg - Singer/Songwriter
A823420 Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - The Album
A2903609 Shakespeare Sings - Stage Musicals Based on the Bard's Plays
A4455227 Shihad/Pacifier - the Band
A16932297 Sir Paul McCartney - Singer/Songwriter
A721153 Smokie - the Band
A21206198 So You Want to be a Conductor?
A1339076 Sol-Fa - The Key to Temperament
A1339337 Sol-Fa - The Key to the Riddle of Staff Notation
A41117609 'Somewhere in Time': The Soundtrack
A33105340 Soul Coughing - the Band
A13856754 Spelthorne Young Voices
A14611916 Spinal Tap - the Band


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Post 11

Lanzababy - Guide Editor

smiley - puff


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Post 12

Gnomon [194]

I've still got 50 plain ones to go, and 10 other problems I uncovered while searching for these.


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Post 13

Gnomon [194]

Here's the rest of them:

A8622560 Status Quo - the Show
A1297721 Steel Pans - 20th Century Percussion
A523432 Steve Hillage - Musician
A1109611 'Sticky Fingers' - The Rolling Stones Album Reviewed
A3320966 'Stinkin' Garbage' - The Piece of Music
A8379219 Structure in Classical Music
A16347864 Super Furry Animals - the Band
A3694782 Surviving Concerts - A Choral Singers' Guide
A442883 Tablature
A16932071 Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No 1
A897898 Tenacious D - the Band
A14611394 The Adagietto from Mahler's Fifth Symphony
A8819832 The Amen Break
A20460764 The Apple iPod
A543025 The Beach Boys Recordings 1975 - Present
A227431 The Boo Radleys - the Band
A701010 The Copper Family - a Living Folk-singing Tradition
A168383 The Corsairs - the Shanty-Singing Group
A43702463 The Cuica - a Brazilian Drum
A491726 The Cult - the Band
A2998506 The Dave Matthews Band
A2832211 The Dubliners - the Band
A1000747 The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster - the Band
A4185911 'The Ephesian Matron' - an opera
A2939466 The Fender Telecaster: Plank That Made Good
A858350 The Grateful Dead - the Band
A6643613 The Grey Album - a Remix Album by DJ Dangermouse
A18927381 The Jam - the Band
A11690994 The Kinks - the Band 1963 - 1970
A12645001 The Kinks - the Band 1971 onwards
A10357463 The Layout of a Traditional Opera House
A3153223 The Levellers - the Band
A30777438 The Lost Chord
A1986654 The Mechanics of Whistling
A890606 The Mersey Tunnels, England
A30560906 The Monkees - Legends of Television and Rock 'n' Roll
A884423 The Origins of Wishbone Ash - the Band
A506648 The Paul McCartney Death Clues
A1021230 The Pearl Jam Concert Experience
A3094067 The Plectrum
A6359619 The Raphaels - the Band
A29638984 The Role of Opera in the Creation of Modern Belgium
A471403 The Smiths - the Band
A963489 The Stone Roses - 'The Stone Roses'
A2181836 'The Swan' by Saint-Saens
A1921114 The Three Ages of Music
A18927525 The X Factor - the Television Programme
A2586125 Timpani
A17090796 Toad the Wet Sprocket - the Band
A3682424 Tool - the Band

That's all plain references to www.bbc.co.uk/music removed.

All more complex references (with something after the "music") have been analysed, and I've identified 11 entries that have problems. I'll fix them over the next few days.


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Post 14

Lanzababy - Guide Editor

smiley - redwine It's the weekend - hope the sun shines on you!


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