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The Beatles: the making of Lennon - Saturday, September 28, 2013

As part of our exclusive coverage of Mark Lewisohn's new Beatles biography, the author shares an extract exposing the uncomfortable truth about John Lennon's relationship with the irreverent, uninhibited woman he called Mummy.

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Paul McCartney swaps singing for acting as he takes to the stage with Tom Hanks at star-studded Shakespeare charity reading - Saturday, September 28, 2013

He is famous for his singing and song-writing skills. But Sir Paul McCartney appears to have caught the acting bug.  The 71-year-old took part in the Simply Shakespeare event in Los Angeles on Wednesday alongside Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson and William Shatner.

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In long-lost interview, Lennon dishes on meeting Trudeau - Friday, September 27, 2013

A reel-to-reel radio relic that preserves a long-lost Canadian interview with John Lennon, discovered recently in a former New York broadcaster's attic and set to be auctioned Thursday in the U.S., vividly recalls the musician's December 1969 peace mission in Canada that culminated with a private meeting between the pop superstar and then-prime minister Pierre Trudeau.

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Paul McCartney: 'I realise now that 'Yesterday' is about my mum' - Friday, September 27, 2013


Paul McCartney has discussed the meaning behind some of his most famous songs including 'Yesterday' in a candid interview. The music legend told Mojo that the inspiration behind the melancholy 'Yesterday' came from the legend's mum - even if he didn't realise it at the time.

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“Beatles vs. Stones”: What fueled rock’s greatest rivalry - Thursday, September 26, 2013

THE GREATEST RIVALRY IN THE HISTORY OF ROCK AND ROLL takes a scholarly and engaging turn in John McMillian’s parallel biography: Beatles vs. Stones. Most readers will already know that the Beatles were cuddly pop stars, while the Stones played their foils as edgy, dangerous rockers.

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France honors Beatles drummer Ringo Starr - Thursday, September 26, 2013

MONACO (AFP) - Beatles drummer Ringo Starr has joined one of the art world's most exclusive clubs after being appointed a Commander of France's Order of Arts and Letters.

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John Lennon’s 1980 Trip to Bermuda to Be Chronicled in New App Benefiting WhyHunger Charity - Wednesday, September 25, 2013

A new app focusing on the creatively fruitful trip John Lennon took to Bermuda in 1980 will be released later this fall.  John Lennon: The Bermuda Tapeswill go on sale November 5 exclusively via the iTunes App Store, and will be playable on iPad and iPhone devices.

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New Lennon and McCartney picture reveals Beatles legends a year before hitting the big time - Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Friends John Lennon and Paul McCartney pose on the streets of Liverpool before fame and moptop hairstyles take hold, in a previously unpublished photograph. The songwriting duo are seen in the summer of 1961, the year before they landed their record deal and scored their first chart hit with Love Me Do.

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Singer Jackie Lomax dies in England at 69 - Tuesday, September 24, 2013

LONDON — Jackie Lomax, a singer-songwriter who worked with The Beatles and enjoyed a long solo career, has died at age 69. Lomax died Sunday in the Wirral, near Liverpool in northwest England, following a brief illness, according to his official website.

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Pete Martin: Fixing a hole in Beatles history - Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Much has been written about the Fab Four, but a new book reveals that the friendship between Lennon and McCartney was more complex than we knew, writes Pete Martin. In Paul McCartney’s house in Liverpool, the wallpaper in the living room doesn’t go all the way round. The room is half-decorated in an exotic Japanesey bamboo print which gives way to a couple of different, cheaper papers.

 

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