The Beatles

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Penny Lane street sign back in Liverpool 47 years after drunken theft
Former student of city who returned marker for road made famous by the Beatles says thieves were ‘worse for wear’

Nadeem Badshah

28, Nov, 2023 @6:58 PM

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Living the Beatles Legend by Kenneth Womack review – a long and winding roadie’s tale
He saved them from a car crash, snuck them drugs and inspired Let It Be… The detailed story of the Fab Four’s driver, bodyguard and confidant Mal Evans captures Beatlemania up close

Tim Adams

26, Nov, 2023 @7:00 AM

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‘Fela Kuti was always in his pants’: legendary music photographer Val Wilmer’s greatest shoots
She ate fried chicken with BB King, gave Jimi Hendrix a lift home from a gig and accidentally worked for MI6. The pioneer recalls her favourite subjects – and the ones like Miles Davis she’d rather forget

Garth Cartwright

21, Nov, 2023 @4:13 PM

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Directors are turning to streaming to fulfil their epic visions – and avoid ‘bum ache’
Ridley Scott has reluctantly trimmed Napoleon, while Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon is taking flak for its long running time. But streaming services can provide a safe haven

Andrew Pulver

17, Nov, 2023 @8:53 AM

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The Lost Weekend: A Love Story review – vivid snapshot of Lennon’s dysfunctional liaison
Documentary about May Pang, the woman with whom John Lennon had an affair during his marriage to Yoko Ono, reveals that Ono was pulling the strings

Peter Bradshaw

16, Nov, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Musical mysteries: the unlikely album cover stars who became modern pop enigmas
As the old man on Led Zeppelin’s fourth album artwork is identified, we take a look at albums that are as famous for the faces on their sleeves as their music

Dorian Lynskey

12, Nov, 2023 @10:00 AM

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The Beatles set record 54-year gap between No 1 singles as Now and Then tops UK chart
Paul McCartney says success of band’s ‘final’ song together has ‘blown my socks off’, as it becomes the fastest-selling vinyl single this century

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

10, Nov, 2023 @6:00 PM

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Beatlemania now and then | Letter
Letter: Stephen Percy says he couldn’t afford to buy the band’s debut single in 1962, Love me Do, but has got hold of their final one

09, Nov, 2023 @5:57 PM

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‘It will change the way we think about their story’: mythical archive of ‘first Beatles historian’ comes to light
Mal Evans neglected his family life to go on tour with the Beatles, amassing a priceless trove of ephemera and diary entries. Long after his untimely death, a new book has finally uncovered it

Christian Kriticos

07, Nov, 2023 @11:45 AM

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‘Dull and unremarkable’ or ‘just fab’? Readers on the Beatles’ Now and Then
Guardian readers share their very varied responses to the ‘final’ single by the 60s superstars

Guardian readers and Alfie Packham

06, Nov, 2023 @2:26 PM

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More new Beatles music ‘conceivable’ after Now and Then, Peter Jackson says
Get Back director who helped with AI technology that isolated John Lennon’s vocals in new single says there are more song fragments in archive

Michael Sun

06, Nov, 2023 @1:51 AM

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‘It’s an emotional day for Liverpool’: fans gather to buy new Beatles single Now and Then
At HMV Liverpool, Beatles heads – including one called John Lennon – queue up for vinyl copies of what is billed as the final Beatles song

Dave Simpson

03, Nov, 2023 @11:16 AM

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