When a superstar like David Bowie dies, labels traditionally rush to re-release their hit records. Now, for the first time, online music has put the fans in charge
From French and Saunders to Jon Snow
He knew a huge array of people - at the kitchen table might be Lord Olivier, Natalie Wood, Tennessee Williams, or Ingrid Bergman, all of whom relished his unbridled wit
It's been 35 years since the music icon's untimely death.
'I don't plan a lot in life. I like to see things as a book'
Mark Chapman has been denied parole eight times for shooting the Beatles singer
Dominic Sandbrook's reappraisal of Britishness is undone by its omissions
The footage resurfaced in a Channel 4 documentary
Lennon's school records are expected to sell for up to £3,000
9 Newcastle Road is quite close to Penny Lane
Graham Walker might have reflected that his music-playing comedy group, The Grumbleweeds, were unfortunate enough to reach their zenith in the dying days of variety. But they still enjoyed a long run on radio and television – the mediums they plundered – largely thanks to their talent for impressions and parody.
This is no ordinary tourist guide to Bermuda. Lennon Bermuda, by Scott Neil, tells the largely untold story of John Lennon setting sail on a 43-foot yacht from Newport, Rhode Island, to Bermuda for his last summer holiday with his young son Sean, before the singer was shot dead later that year.
The car that gave John Lennon his ticket to ride is to go under the hammer. The Beatle bought his first ever vehicle, a 1965 Ferrari 330GT Coupé, on the day he passed his driving test.
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