Author: Richard Porter

One of George Harrison’s greatest songs is a bitter goodbye to The Beatles

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The Beatles split, it is safe to say, wasn’t on the greatest of terms. After close to a decade at the top of global culture mountain, the altitude had taken

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MESSAGE FROM YOKO ONO LENNON

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Dear Friends,In 1969, John and I were so naïve to think that doing the Bed-In would help change the world. Well, it might have. But at the time, we didn’t

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The Mersey ferry rusting away on the Thames

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The ferry that once took people across the Mersey has ended up with a very sad retirement, rusting away on the banks of the Thames. This is the MV Royal

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Revisit the handwritten letter Paul Weller sent to Paul McCartney to form a Beatles supergroup

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We’re taking a trip back to 1995 to revisit a very special piece of correspondence shared between The Beatles’ Paul McCartney and The Jam’s Paul Weller. It saw the latter

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Where John Lennon’s Rolls-Royce Is Today (And 11 Other Facts About It)

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During the height of The Beatles’ fame, co-lead singer and songwriter John Lennon went out and bought himself a fabulous car to match his new, fabulous image. This was the mid-60s, and

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Yesterday Movie’s Original Script Was A More Depressing Take On Beatles Fame

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Writer Jack Barth opens up about how his vaguely depressing script, Cover Version, was bought and turned into 2019’s romantic comedy, Yesterday. Jack Barth says his original script, Cover Version, had a

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‘Lost’ Beatles member Stuart Sutcliffe’s romance that made John Lennon ‘jealous’

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Long before Yoko Ono made her brooding presence felt in The Fab Four’s studio, another woman might have been held responsible by territorial fans for breaking up The Beatles. Astrid

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​PAUL ON ASTRID KIRCHHERR

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“Very sad news this week about Astrid Kirchherr. Astrid was a dear friend from my Hamburg days with The Beatles. Another friend, Klaus Voormann, told me she had passed away

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Astrid Kirchherr: a stylish outsider who saw beauty in the Beatles

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As the various obituaries that marked her passing testify, Astrid Kirchherr’s fate was to be forever associated with the Beatles, a group she met almost by accident and whose image

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The Beatles’ photographer and collaborator Astrid Kirchherr dies aged 81

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Legendary Beatles photographer and collaborator Astrid Kirchherr has died, aged 81. Beatles historian Mark Lewisohn revealed the news on Twitter, calling Kirchherr “intelligent, inspirational, innovative, daring, artistic, awake, aware, beautiful, smart, loving

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