The Beatles

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Sir Paul McCartney plays surprise pre-Glastonbury gig in Frome
Set at Cheese and Grain sold out in under an hour after being announced on Thursday night

Nadeem Badshah and agency

24, Jun, 2022 @9:09 PM

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Sir Ringo Starr among those wishing Sir Paul McCartney a happy 80th birthday
Ex-Beatle turned 80 on Saturday, days after a brief US tour which saw him joined on stage by Bruce Springsteen

Anna MacSwan

18, Jun, 2022 @6:14 PM

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At 80, Paul McCartney still makes genius look effortless
The former Beatle has aged with dignity – but not too much of it – and 60 years after his first hit will be headlining Glastonbury

Dorian Lynskey

18, Jun, 2022 @3:42 PM

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‘The Beatles? I was more a fan of the Beach Boys’: Peter Blake at 90 on pop art and clubbing with the Fab Four
The groundbreaking artist documented the birth of youth culture and created the most famous album cover in history. Now with a new exhibition, he talks about what inspires him – from corn dollies to music halls

Jonathan Jones

15, Jun, 2022 @5:00 AM

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The best films of 2022 so far
Tilda Swinton aces Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s dreamy fable, director Clio Barnard’s forbidden affair and Catherine Clinch in The Quiet Girl rank in the pick of this year’s films

Guardian film

09, Jun, 2022 @6:03 AM

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Archive film shows Belfast kids going wild to Hippy Hippy Shake in 1964
Recently rediscovered BBC footage of an exuberant Sunday afternoon disco in Ardoyne has gone viral

Rory Carroll Ireland correspondent

06, Jun, 2022 @1:49 PM

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Alan White obituary
Drummer of the progressive rock group Yes who also played on John Lennon’s Imagine and George Harrison’s All Things Must Pass

Adam Sweeting

29, May, 2022 @4:26 PM

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The big picture: Paul McCartney at his parents’ home in 1962
This intimate portrait of Paul McCartney was taken by his brother before Beatlemania put an end to ordinary life

Tim Adams

22, May, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Helge Iberg: The Black on White album review – gently beautiful Beatles interpretations
The Norwegian pianist puts his own beguiling twist on songs he knows by heart

Dave Gelly

21, May, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Country diary: The blackbird’s song is no one-hit wonder
Ormeau, South Belfast: Its mellifluous melody has been an inspiration for poets and musicians, but what of its lesser-known, scratchy follow-up?

Mary Montague

12, Apr, 2022 @4:30 AM

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Beatle v mobster: the day John Lennon put paid to a shady record label boss
Lawyer’s book reveals the inside story of the musician’s 1976 court battle with Morris Levy, a mafia-affiliated music mogul

Dalya Alberge

10, Apr, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Madonna at the Haçienda to Obama’s inauguration: the tickets we can’t bear to throw away
As QR codes take over, Guardian writers and readers share their prized paper stubs – including the Beatles at Shea Stadium and the Nirvana gig that never was

Lucy Knight, Joe Stone, Kate Hutchinson, Rebecca Nicholson, Alexis Petridis, Andrew Pulver

09, Apr, 2022 @8:00 AM

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