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By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on July 17th, 2014
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 ...
By Leah Rozen | Posted on April 30th, 2014
You don’t have to be a history buff to be thrilled at this news: British Pathé has posted 80,000–yes, that’s 80,000–of its old films on its YouTube channel.
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.
By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on February 6th, 2014
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?
There is no reason for the sight of Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr playing together on the same stage to provoke an extreme reaction. It’s not as though they’ve not done it before, and they’ll probably do it ...
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 ...
When you’re one of the four most famous musicians of the 20th Century, there can’t be many ambitions left to fulfil, I’d have thought.
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 ...
By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on September 25th, 2013
It must be insane being Ringo Starr. Your chief contribution to the world is often derided and overlooked by people who wouldn’t know a paradiddle from a paralegal, and yet it has brought you fame and riches and acclaim beyond any ...
By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on September 13th, 2013
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?