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George Harrison

Bark Horse: Beetles Eat George Harrison’s Memorial Tree

George Harrison was not a man to be overly impressed by ceremony, and he did have a definite soft spot for comedy, so you have to assume he’d have loved the story doing the rounds of the internet right now about the fate of a tree planted in his honor. In 2004, a sapling was […]

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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 band—broadly 1960 to 1966—and will feature fresh contributions from Sir Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono Lennon and […]

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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. And of course, they are directly responsible for creating and feeding Anglophile sensibilities, without which this blog would […]

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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? It’s hard to be clear, and any putative tracklisting will always favor cherrypicking the biggest songs from a fan perspective, […]

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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 for true apple buffs. And it’s not too fanciful to assume Anglophiles […]

‘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 Pertwee. But the real break with tradition can be found at the end of Peter […]

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 a totally charming lack of deference. How to tell which is which? Well, […]

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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 Holly, and it’s utterly charming. “Words of Love” was originally released on their 1964 […]

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Brit Binge Watching: Five British Music Documentaries You Can View Online

Whether you’re a fan of One Direction or not, you’ve most likely seen clips of their new documentary This Is Us. It’s pretty bad-ass when bigger-than-life bands invite us backstage, giving us a glimpse of what goes on behind closed doors. Let’s just say they’re not all “happy days” stories like 1D’s. Here are five […]

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