John Lennon

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The Guide #10: the enduring appeal of the Beatles
In this week’s newsletter, why Peter Jackson’s eight-hour documentary proves the band still have a vice-like grip on our culture

Gwilym Mumford

26, Nov, 2021 @11:48 AM

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The Lyrics by Paul McCartney review – the stories behind the songs
The former Beatle traces the origins of his creations in two sumptuous volumes edited by Paul Muldoon

Blake Morrison

20, Nov, 2021 @7:30 AM

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‘Annoying snobs was part of the fun’: Paul McCartney and more on the Beatles’ rooftop farewell
As Peter Jackson’s TV series Get Back recasts the Fab Four’s final days in a more positive light, the ex-Beatle remembers the responses to their historic gig above the streets of London

John Harris

18, Nov, 2021 @10:45 AM

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Maureen Cleave obituary
Journalist who was close to the Beatles and known as one of Fleet Street’s most exacting interviewers

David Johnson

09, Nov, 2021 @5:03 PM

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‘It was John who wanted a divorce’: Paul McCartney sets the record straight on Beatles split
Rock history has painted Paul McCartney as the man who broke up the band. Now he reveals that it was Lennon who was first to look for a way out

Vanessa Thorpe

10, Oct, 2021 @7:45 AM

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Unreleased John Lennon recording sells for £43,000 in Denmark
Song and interview were recorded by Danish schoolboys during Lennon and Yoko Ono’s stay in Thy in 1970

Daniel Boffey in Brussels

28, Sep, 2021 @4:57 PM

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Beatles on the brink: the truth about the Fab Four’s final days
The director’s new documentary weaves together hours of unseen footage to dispel many myths about the band’s final weeks

John Harris

26, Sep, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Elvis the spy: was the King really spying on John Lennon for Richard Nixon?
According to Whispering Bob Harris, he was – and after all, he clearly had the skills to fake his own death

20, Sep, 2021 @5:56 PM

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‘I was a hypocrite on the make’: unheard John Lennon interviews up for auction
Newly discovered tapes feature 91 minutes of fascinating discussion about Lennon’s favourite Beatles songs, his ardent love for Yoko Ono and being ‘possessed’ by fame

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

08, Sep, 2021 @3:34 PM

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Harmony, melancholy and the Everly Brothers’ indelible influence
From Neil Young to Keith Richards, a generation of musicians revered Phil and Don’s haunting music

Alexis Petridis

22, Aug, 2021 @2:26 PM

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Rupert bare: how the Oz obscenity trial inspired a generation of protest art
When a lewd cartoon of Rupert Bear landed the editors of the 60s counterculture paper in court, David Hockney, John Lennon, Robert Crumb and more made some of their most urgent art in response

Walker Mimms

04, Aug, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Rock sideman Earl Slick: ‘Bowie had gone levels into insanity’
He played through astounding levels of drug-taking on Bowie’s Station to Station, and with Yoko Ono weeks after Lennon’s death. The guitarist explains why he’s great at backing legends – and terrible at selling timeshares

Alexis Petridis

02, Jul, 2021 @7:30 AM

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