John Lennon

7 Clips We Want to See in Ron Howard’s Beatles Documentary

Yesterday (July 16) it was announced that Ron Howard will direct and produce a new Beatles documentary, with the full authority of the band themselves. It’s devoted to the years in which they were a functioning, gigging ...

10 Very British References in Beatles Songs

This week sees the 50th anniversary of the Beatles era-defining first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show. If one moment could be said to illustrate how completely they managed to up-end popular culture, it is this one.

What Would Beatles Albums Have Been Like If They Had Never Split Up?

Every fan has played this game from time to time. How would subsequent Beatles albums have sounded if they had managed to put aside their differences in 1969 and kept working together as a unit?

‘Doctor Who’s Day Roundup: Doctor Shoe

Yesterday, the Twelfth Doctor’s new outfit was revealed, and it’s very swish indeed. A navy, black and red affair with a crisp white shirt and the most extravagant cuffs on a Doctor since the heady days of the dandy Jon ...

Personality Quiz: Which Beatle Are You?

Imagine what it must have been like to meet the Beatles in 1964, as they came to America for the first time. You’d have been some hardened showbiz hack, confused by the sudden arrival of four young men with identical haircuts and ...

WATCH: A Brand-New Beatles Video

I don’t know about you, but I’m a sucker for this sort of a thing. It’s a new video made principally of old footage and new animations, set to a newly-available recording of the Beatles singing an old song by Buddy ...

Happy 73rd Birthday, John Lennon

Let’s start with some historical vertigo:

Seven years from now, we’ll be looking back over a period of time that is as long since John Lennon was shot as that brutal event was from his birth.

LISTEN: Tracklisting And Clips From Album Of ‘New’ Beatles Recordings

We mentioned a short while ago that there would soon be an album of ‘new’ Beatles music in the, er, do shops still have CD racks? Non-virtual ones, I mean? The sort of shops that would normally be selling CDs?

More New (Old) Beatles Material To Be Released

The Beatles album ‘Live At The BBC’ was a revelation. A compilation of ‘lost’ radio sessions from the early ’60s that was released in 1994, it showed off the side of the band that their recorded career took ...

Unseen Beatle Notes Are Generously Kept From Collectors

When it comes to the stuff left behind by the Beatles, it’s fair to say the madness of collectors has overtaken whatever joy can be gleaned from the items themselves. Why else would the conversation around such items be restricted ...