Why do Mods hate The Beatles?

Well, I get tired of hearing all this old nonsense about how so many Mods don’t like The Beatles. I’ve been a Mod for the last 30 years or so and I love The Beatles as much as I love the Small Faces. I don’t say that everyone has to like The Beatles but I … [Read the full story]

On this day…in 1985

It was during their collaboration on 1983’s “Say Say Say” that former Beatle Paul McCartney is said to have advised King of Pop Michael Jackson to invest some of his enormous wealth in music publishing. It was sound financial advice that McCartney may have come to regret giving on this day in 1985, when Michael … [Read the full story]

On this day…in 1970

“I wrote it for breakfast, recorded it for lunch and we’re putting it out for dinner.” That’s the way John Lennon told the story of “Instant Karma,” one of his most memorable songs as a solo artist and the third Lennon single to appear before the official breakup of the Beatles. The only exaggeration in … [Read the full story]

Yoko Ono will punish us by ‘miserable wailing’

God help us…Yoko Ono is going to celebrate her 80th birthday with a one-off gig in Berlin. If you have never seen her perform, then may I advise you to look at some of her work. You will see that the pathetic John Lennon (although wonderfully talented and a great song-writer) is such a soft … [Read the full story]

Ringo not included in Beatles re-release

The Beatles ‘Love Me Do’ 50-year anniversary single re-release has been recalled by EMI, after the record label pressed a version of the track without Ringo Starr on it. The vinyl was being re-released to coincide with the anniversary of the Fab Four’s first single, but it was quickly taken off sale as they had … [Read the full story]

Tommy Taylor’s SRU (Sunday Round-Up)

What a week. It seems we have been looking back over the last fifty years. The Beatles and James Bond are giving us nostalgia of times long ago. Have you forgotten Sir Cliff Richard and Status Quo are visiting us here in Australia? And who can forget The Rolling Stones. Living in the past brings … [Read the full story]

Macca’s giving up the weed…man

Paul McCartney has revealed that he’s given up smoking marijuana for his daughter. The Beatles legend, who released his new studio LP ‘Kisses On The Bottom’ earlier this month said that he’d quit the drug because of his parental duties to his daughter Beatrice. He said: “I smoked my share. When you’re bringing up a youngster, … [Read the full story]

Julian Lennon not invited to Sir Paul’s wedding

Julian Lennon has extraordinarily claimed he has been ‘snubbed’ by his father’s former band-mates and their families. The 48-year-old – the late Beatle’s son with first wife Cynthia…launched a furious attack on the rest of the Beatles. He claimed he was not invited to a number of social events involving the band in recent months, … [Read the full story]

Father of Pop-Art, Richard Hamilton, dies at 89

Artist Richard Hamilton, who was regarded by many as the father of pop art, has died today aged 89.         Hamilton created a string of renowned works throughout the sixties that inspired artists such as Andy Warhol and Joseph Beuys. He had continued working on his latest pieces up until a few days before his death. … [Read the full story]

George Harrison gets a doco by Martin Scorsese

Previously unseen footage of George Harrison features in a mammoth documentary about the former Beatle to be released later this year. Bandmates Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr are interviewed in the three-and-a-half hour film produced by Oscar-winning director Martin Scorsese and Harrison’s widow, Olivia. Named after his 1973 album, Living in the Material World traces … [Read the full story]

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