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All Together Now - Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Too many Beatles books? In my house there’s always room for one more, and this week’s addition is All Together Now (Matador, £9.99), an ABC of Beatles’ songs by registered Fabs geek David Rowley.

This is his third book on the subject, for like many repeat offenders, Rowley has spent more years writing about the Beatles than the Beatles spent being the Beatles.

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Yoko Ono at 80: 'I feel that I am starting a new life, a second life' - Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Yoko Ono shows no signs of slowing down. In her New York home, the curator of Meltdown 2013 discusses her art, love, John Lennon and political activism.

Sitting at her kitchen table, sipping green tea, Yoko Ono looks much the same as she did when I met her 20 years ago. Dressed in a black top and trousers and peering intently over tinted spectacles, her face bears little trace of the passing of time and her diminutive form exudes utter calmness.

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'So Elvis can play in heaven': Sir Paul McCartney makes first ever visit to Presley's grave and leaves his guitar pick - Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Paul McCartney made his first visit to Elvis Presley's grave and left one of his guitar picks behind. According to the official Twitter account of the former Beatle, McCartney said the pick was 'so Elvis can play in heaven'.

The lifelong Elvis fan toured Graceland mansion Sunday.

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Sir Paul McCartney delivers awe-inspiring 3-hour set at FedExForum - Monday, May 27, 2013

Paul McCartney’s weekend in Memphis began with a trip to Elvis’ home at Graceland, and ended with a visit to FedExForum, as the Beatles legend left a capacity crowd buzzing with his first performance in the Bluff City in 20 years on Sunday night.

Sandwiched in between a pair of Grizzlies playoff games, McCartney’s concert at the arena reaffirmed his place as the popular champion among his ‘60s rock survivors.

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Who's kept Beatles jottings safe? Yeah, it's the taxman - Monday, May 27, 2013

Many years ago, when the world was young and vinyl ruled, I used to sit in the Abbey Road studio, watching the Beatles at work.

At the end of a session, I would pick up their odd scraps of paper - the lyrics of a song they had been working on, scribbled on the back of an envelope or a telephone bill. I would ask if I could have it, as it might be useful to me in writing the band's biography (the only one they would ever authorise, as it turned out).

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John Lennon does not need any definition: Eric Clapton - Sunday, May 26, 2013

Eric Clapton - the musician, a living icon, talked about his music, his memories of John Lennon, his influences and a lot more in candid chat with TOI. Excerpts:

What inspired you creatively to cut this new album?
I think when I was making this album I wanted to have everything that belonged to an era when I was a kid, until now. I wanted to get the memories back through the songs.

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John Lennon and son's double-fantasy trip - Saturday, May 25, 2013

This is no ordinary tourist guide to Bermuda. Lennon Bermuda, by Scott Neil, tells the largely untold story of John Lennon setting sail on a 43-foot yacht from Newport, Rhode Island, to Bermuda for his last summer holiday with his young son Sean, before the singer was shot dead later that year.

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Memphians recall Beatles legend McCartney as he returns to the Bluff City - Saturday, May 25, 2013

When Paul McCartney returns to Memphis this weekend to perform at FedExForum, the crowd will be considerably older, the females less frenzied than the first time he played here 47 years ago as a member of the Beatles. Although Sunday’s stop on McCartney’s “Out There” tour marks only his second Bluff City concert (he also played solo in 1993 at the Liberty Bowl), everyone in town, it seems, has a story to tell about the legendary musician.

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The Horse That Birthed the Beatles - Saturday, May 25, 2013

Nearly everyone of a certain age can muster memories of "The Ed Sullivan Show" on one Sunday evening in February 1964. The Beatles had arrived in New York City for this live broadcast and rendered the crowds of screaming teenage girls waiting for them at the airport senseless with adoration. Then 73 million more people joined the madness from our living rooms, twisting our televisions' rabbit ears in unison to bring the Beatles into our homes.

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Chester students' appeal for help on Beatles history project - Friday, May 24, 2013

IT WAS the location of one of the most significant encounters in popular music history and now a group of students from Chester is making an appeal for information that will help to tell the full story of the place where John Lennon and Paul McCartney first met.

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