Articles Tagged 'The Beatles'

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Beatles Arrive on Music Streaming Services for Christmas

Joy to the world! Should there be anyone who likes the Beatles, or would like to like the Beatles, but can’t listen to the Beatles on the modern music streaming services like Apple Music, Spotify and whatnot because the Beatles aren’t available on those selfsame streaming services, well, there’s a Christmas present heading your way, […]

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Reader’s Choice: Top 10 John Lennon Songs of All-Time

This article was originally posted on October 9, 2010 to mark what would have been Lennon’s 70th birthday. We’re re-posting on October 9, 2015 to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Lennon’s birth. The songs in the piece were selected by Anglophenia reader votes. Top 10s like this are always a tough read. Even if you […]

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RIP Cilla Black: Five of Her Greatest Hits

The British singer and TV star Cilla Black died yesterday (August 2), aged 72. And tributes and quotes have been coming in from some of the many people she worked with in a 50-year career as one of the nation’s favorite broadcasters. Some go right back to her earliest performances, as a young Beatles fan […]

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RIP Cynthia Lennon: the First Lady of Beatlemania

Cynthia Lennon, one of the few people with a perfect ringside seat to the phenomenon of the Beatles, first wife of John and mother of Julian, has died at the age of 75. She had been suffering from cancer. A message on Julian’s website said that he had been “at her bedside throughout,” and thanked […]

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Festive British Twitter Lampoonery in #FutureJohnLewisAds

As has been the tradition for the last few years, the retail outlet John Lewis has released their annual advert for Christmas, and once again it’s a heartwarming tale of unexpected love set to the soundtrack of a downbeat and mournful version of a well known pop song. Last year Lily Allen did melancholy things […]

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What Should We Call the Royal Baby?

Today, that portion of the English-speaking world that has a fondness for Britain is abuzz with the news that the Duchess of Cambridge is pregnant with her second child. The news was confirmed by Clarence House earlier today, with this tweet: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that The Duchess […]

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Snapshot: 12 Photos of Liverpool, England

Perhaps most famous now as the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a historic port city on the North-West coast of England, which throughout the nineteenth century was at the center of Britain’s shipping trade. Nowadays it’s renowned as a creative cultural hub, famed for producing artists, writers, musicians and actors, and was named the European […]

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WATCH: Sheridan Smith as Cilla Black (plus Beatles)

ITV have a new three-part drama on the way this fall, in which they profile the life and career of the British broadcasting powerhouse Cilla Black. Perhaps best known to an American audience as the singer of Lennon/McCartney and Burt Bacharach songs during the British beat boom, Cilla began her career singing at the Cavern […]

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