John Lennon

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Phil Spector defined the toxic music svengali – a figure that persists today
Spector, who has died aged 81, created a culture of cruelty that was seen by the music industry as a symptom of genius. It’s a scenario that has played out again and again

Laura Snapes

18, Jan, 2021 @4:03 PM

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'David was terrified': the inside story of how Bowie and Lennon met
A new BBC interview with producer Tony Visconti retells the awkward encounter that led to the creation of David Bowie and John Lennon’s US No 1 Fame

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

08, Jan, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Jealous Guy: The Assassination of John Lennon review – what drives a fan to murder?
Forty years on from his death, this documentary tells the story of the Beatles star, the man who killed him for ‘self glory’, and the biographer who has followed their interlinking tales ever since

Rebecca Nicholson

21, Dec, 2020 @10:45 PM

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'We were lucky people didn't throw tomatoes': Klaus Voormann on his Beatles and Plastic Ono days
He played with the Fab Four in Hamburg, inspired their moptops, drew the famed Revolver cover, and gigged with Yoko Ono. As his illustrations are published, the great musician relives his fabulous escapades

Alexis Petridis

04, Nov, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Detective who busted John and Yoko lifts the lid on corrupt 1960s policing
Norman Pilcher, who made some of the 1960s’ biggest arrests and was jailed for perjury, says he is setting the record straight

Duncan Campbell

18, Oct, 2020 @8:45 AM

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TV tonight: listening back to John Lennon's last recorded interview
On what would have been John Lennon’s 80th birthday, this documentary charts his final interview on Radio 1. Plus: Between the Covers. Here’s what to watch this evening

Ammar Kalia Phil Harrison, Ali Catterall, Graeme Virtue and Paul Howlett

09, Oct, 2020 @5:20 AM

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How a TV baseball movie inspired late Lennon love song
Beatles expert studied dozens of obscure films to solve mystery of the 1980s track Grow Old With Me

Dalya Alberge

04, Oct, 2020 @6:45 AM

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The Beatles announce Get Back, first official book in 20 years
Hanif Kureishi writes introduction to book edited from 120 hours of conversations from the Let It Be sessions, in tandem with Peter Jackson documentary

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

16, Sep, 2020 @1:00 PM

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Threatened Beatles cinema needs a Lidl help from its friends
The supermarket chain now controls the fate of Liverpool’s Abbey picture house – one of John Lennon’s favourite places

Harriet Sherwood

30, Aug, 2020 @6:24 AM

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John Lennon killer Mark David Chapman denied parole for 11th time
Yoko Ono continues to oppose release of man who shot Lennon outside his New York apartment in 1980

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

27, Aug, 2020 @8:02 AM

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John Lennon statue tour proposed to mark Beatle's 80th birthday
Sculptor Laura Lian wants statue of musician to tour boroughs around Merseyside

Henry McDonald

12, Jul, 2020 @1:41 PM

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'It reminded me I should not go quietly': readers' favourite UK No 1s
Guardian readers fill in the blanks in our countdown of the greatest UK No 1s of all time, with entries from Dusty Springfield to Desmond Dekker, Jimi Hendrix to Joe Dolce

Guardian readers

10, Jun, 2020 @9:00 AM

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