John Lennon

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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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Will Harry and Meghan learn the A-list art of saying nothing at all? | Barbara Ellen
To join Clooney, Gates, Beyoncé and co, the royal couple might need a little discretion

Barbara Ellen

20, Mar, 2021 @6:00 PM

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Freud's muse ignored? Row breaks out over sale of June Furlong's art collection
The Liverpool artist’s model, who was also drawn by John Lennon, was understood by some to have left her paintings to a museum

Dalya Alberge

31, Jan, 2021 @8:30 AM

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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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