Beatles

How Do You Like THESE Apples? 10 Of Britain’s Best

Warning: this has been written by someone who, until a couple of hours ago, thought there were four basic sorts of apples – green, red, pie and sauce. Apparently there are over 7,500, so some of the terminology may be a little off …

Remembering Victor Spinetti, F.O.B. (Friend of the Beatles)

Victor Spinetti, a Welsh actor who appeared in all three Beatles films – A Hard Day’s Night (1964), Help! (1965) and Magical Mystery Tour (1967) – and was a longtime friend of members of the rock group, died of cancer in London on …

The Great British Songbook #11: ‘Real Love’

If you imagine the Great British Songbook as a collection of of precious jewels scattered on a kitchen floor, which need to be gathered up and, y’know, put in a jewellery box or a safe or something, the songs of the Beatles will …

It Was 48 Years Ago Today…

Beatles anniversaries are never too far away, given the amount of very, very noteworthy things the band achieved in such a short time, but it’s always worth stopping  for ten minutes or so to look once again at the footage of …

News Roundup: Canada Is Russell Brand-Proof

It’s not easy being Russell Brand. Oh sure, everyone loves you and your strange talkyspeak and your Utopian exhortations, but you’re also a recovering drug addict with several arrests under your belt, just the kind of guy …