As a box-set of The Beatles' US albums is released, Andy Gill laments America's cavalier approach to the Fab Four's classics
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Sunday 18 August 2013
Michael Gove is a no-nonsense sort of chap, unafraid to shake his fist at the Human Rights Act. In 2011, the Education Secretary vowed to crack down on unruly pupils, whatever Europe said about their rights, and last year he led the cabinet's huffing and puffing when it looked as if Abu Qatada couldn't be deported. So how surprising to learn he is the trustee of a charity dedicated to promoting, er, human rights! The Charity Commission lists Gove as one of only two trustees of something called the European Freedom Fund. The other is the neocon writer and activist Douglas Murray. Their objective is "the promotion of respect for human rights as set out in the European Convention of Human Rights and fundamental freedoms adopted by the members of the council of Europe on 4th November 1950 and the convention's five protocols". This could put Gove in a tricky position when the Tories come to replacing the Human Rights Act with a British Bill of Rights. Still, the EFF hasn't been too busy: no money has gone in or out since it was founded in 2007. Molto strano!
Saturday 10 August 2013
The one time I visited Beale Street in Memphis I walked into the Rum Boogie Cafe and this guy was singing lead, looking a little battered but sounding great.
Tuesday 06 August 2013
The play Darkside was commissioned by BBC Radio 2 to mark the 40th anniversary of the band's Dark Side of The Moon album
Tuesday 06 August 2013
If you like to spend your free time laughing at mad, misspelt and hyperbolic comments on web forums, then Adam Buxton's brand of piss-take comedy for the YouTube generation will be right up your street.
Sunday 28 July 2013
After his sensitive soul-boy debut and a major label follow-up that flirted with ELO-style cleverness, Michigan auteur Hawthorne has synthesised his influences into perfect power pop, with the help of producers including Pharrell Williams.
Wednesday 24 July 2013
The Beatles musical Let It Be opens on Broadway tonight, despite an on-going copyright dispute filed against the show by a rival production.
Sunday 21 July 2013
City grandee Sir Paul Judge has warned that he will countersue the scandal-ridden mining concern Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation after the Kazakhstan-based group lodged a High Court writ against him.
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Tuesday 16 July 2013
Rival tribute acts will battle it out in court for the right to recreate the band’s music on stage
Thursday 04 July 2013
London Mayor Boris Johnson has approved plans to demolish the art deco Earls Court Exhibition Centre.
Monday 01 July 2013
For the past five days, Glastonbury has been home to some 135,000 ticket holders.
Wednesday 26 June 2013
The musician, 35, replied to answers in mono-syllables and appeared confused by the word 'prerequisite'
Monday 17 June 2013
Tribute band The Bootleg Beatles will go head-to-head with Sir Mick Jagger and co during the Somerset festival in two weeks' time
Thursday 13 June 2013
Ringo Starr reveals 'Octopus’s Garden' is to be turned into a children’s book
Saturday 08 June 2013
BE has already been touted in some quarters as Liam Gallagher's art-rock album.
Friday 07 June 2013
Sir Mick Jagger has recalled how he was "over the moon" to hear his first ever single on the radio - 50 years to the day after the track's release.
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