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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Monday 03 June 2013
Although he was a widely respected singer, songwriter and guitarist in his own right, Steve Hyams was best known in the rock community, often to his frustration, for his association with the band Mott the Hoople.
The Beatles' lyrics manuscripts and other Fab Four rarities donated to British Library under new scheme
Wednesday 22 May 2013
The British Library has become the first institution to benefit from the Government’s new “lifetime giving” scheme after receiving manuscripts of the lyrics to The Beatles’ hit songs “Strawberry Fields Forever”, “She Said She Said” and “In My Life”, handwritten by John Lennon.
Thursday 16 May 2013
Drummers are axiomatically the madmen of rock, but there's never been a mad drummer quite like Ginger Baker, subject of this hugely enjoyable documentary profile. It gets off to a magnificent start, with a scene of the 73-year-old Baker attacking the film's director, Jay Bulger, with his walking stick – and just gets better.
Friday 03 May 2013
Wild horses couldn't drag many of the most die-hard of Rolling Stones fans to the kick-off of the band's North American tour - at least not at prices of up to a whopping $600 (£385) a ticket.
Sunday 28 April 2013
Scottish singer says it's 'quite surreal to even have your name mentioned in the same sentence as The Beatles'
Tuesday 23 April 2013
Outlook Even in the midst of a general economic malaise, some groups will be benefiting. It shouldn't come as much surprise that among the cheerful contingent are the people behind Primark, the discount clothes retailer.
Monday 22 April 2013
He was the firebrand folk singer who opened the 1969 Woodstock festival, championing freedom and brotherhood while armed with little more than an acoustic guitar.
Friday 19 April 2013
He was a master of the kind of demanding and elaborate set-up that anticipated Photoshop
Friday 19 April 2013
Storm Thorgerson, the artist and designer of some of the most distinguished album covers in history, has died. He was 69.
Cardiff City 0 Charlton Athletic 0 match report: Malky Mackay plans for Premier League as Cardiff end long wait for promotion
Wednesday 17 April 2013
Cardiff become the second Welsh side to occupy the Premier League along with Swansea
Monday 15 April 2013
In the mid-1960s, as pop music evolved into rock, few publications catered for aficionados looking for more than basic information about the latest endeavours of Bob Dylan or the Beach Boys.
Saturday 13 April 2013
Downloads of albums by Emeli Sandé and the cast of the film version of Les Misérables have boosted music sales for the first time in over three years.
Saturday 13 April 2013
Thursday 11 April 2013
The animation director Jack Stokes modestly said of his groundbreaking film, Yellow Submarine (1968), that it was "a minor miracle or a hell of a lot of good luck". At the time many thought it was a product of the psychedelic Sixties and that hallucinogenic drugs had prompted its storyline, vivid colours and kaleidoscopic images. "It's not true," said Stokes. "I only drank red wine myself and if I had taken LSD, the film would have been in trouble."
Thursday 04 April 2013
We’re very excited to have Ginger Baker perform at Field Day next year with his Jazz Confusion. Baker is a true artistic legend of the past 50 years; his list of credits reads like a who’s who of pop music.
Climate change: 2015 will be the hottest year on record 'by a mile', experts say
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
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