Son of a street vendor, the late George Martin became known as a true gent in a nasty business. Now Beatles biographer Philip Norman traces his path from comedy record producer to the 'fifth Fab', and explains how he propelled them to stardom
Tickets go on sale on Monday March 14
A tribute to one of the world's greatest music producers
The valuable 10-inch pressing is described as "the record that sparked The Beatles' success'
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They were the most photographed band in the world, but even at the height of the Beatles' fame, no one trained a lens on them more enthusiastically than Ringo Starr. He talks to Craig McLean, and we publish a selection of his pictures of John, Paul, George and friends
Dominic Sandbrook's reappraisal of Britishness is undone by its omissions
Murray may well be named BBC Sports Personality of the Year tonight, but he won’t be there
The singer was declared irrelevant to Radio 1's young audience earlier this year
The musician, 35, replied to answers in mono-syllables and appeared confused by the word 'prerequisite'
Sir Paul McCartney's son has spoken candidly for the first time about his drug addiction and the difficult relationship he had with former step-mother Heather Mills.
A Russian court has denied parole to a member of the Pussy Riot punk group.
Today, Dennis Hone, the chief executive of the London Legacy Development Corporation, announced that the Olympic Stadium – currently the focus of a Kramer vs Kramer-esque tug of love as to who's going to look after it when memories of Mo have faded – could be hosting gigs by this July. With Hyde Park allowed to host only nine of its 13 usual big gigs, the Olympic Stadium will be hoping to compete with Wembley for London's big outdoor shows. So who might be the first to play there?
X Factor bosses are aiming to keep the winner's single secret until it is performed at the final.
The Beatle speaks to The Independent's arts editor David Lister about his friendship with the disgraced DJ