It Was Fifty Years Ago Today! The Beatles: Sgt. Pepper and Beyond (2017)
Dastardly finds the new Beatles documentary by director Alan G. Parker is big on fact, short on music and reveals a 'fascinating panoramic view'
In this 1985 archival interview the late Cynthia Lennon talks to Nick Dent-Robinson about her marriage to John Lennon and the Beatles
Nick Dent-Robinson looks back on the life of Cynthia Lennon, the first wife of John Lennon
A Personal Tribute (2015)
Lisa Torem pays a personal tribute to Cynthia Lennon, the first wife of John Lennon, who died in April
Lisa Torem speaks to Louise Harrison, the older sister of George Harrison, about the Beatles tribute band which she manages and her recent memoir
If You Like the Beatles...Here are Over 200 Bands, Films, Records and Oth (2012)
Lisa Torem is impressed by Bruce Pollock's encyclopedic new book on the Beatles and the bands and other artists that they in turn influenced
Yeah, Yeah, Yeah: The Beatles and Bournemouth (2011)
Spencer Robertshaw enjoys Nick Churchill's new book which focuses on the part that the seaside town of Bournemouth had to play in the Beatles' development
Hyatt Regency O’Hare, Rosemont, Illinois (2010)
Lisa Torem attends a remarkable annual festival in Chicago for fans of the Beatles, and which is now in its 34th year
Beatles Part 2 (2010)
In the second part of his occasional series and history of the Beatles, Anthony Strutt examines the years between 1964-1965
Beatles Part 1 (2009)
With their albums having recently been the subject of a major remastering album campaign, Anthony Strutt, in the first of a several part series, looks at the Beatles' early years in Hamburg, and their first two albums, 'Please Please Me' and 'With the Beatles'
Label Features (2007)
Anthony Street looks at the Beatles' second film, 'Help', which has been just been released on DVD with a missing scene and many other extras
The Image That Made Me Weep (2021)
In 'The Image That Made You Weep', in which our writers write of the personal impact of a photo or image on them, Eoghan Lyng writes of a photo taken at Ringo Starr and Barbara Bach's wedding in 1981.
In this 2010 archival interview Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band tuba player, tap dancer and occasional percussionist ‘Legs’ Larry Smith speaks to Nick Dent-Robinson about his long career, working with the Beatles and his band’s reformation for a series of 40th Anniversary shows.
One Man Bannister
New Zealand singer-songwriter One Man Bannister tells Lisa Torem about his new interpretation of a classic Beatles record.
Steve White, who plays Paul McCartney, talks to Nick Dent-Robinson about touring with the ultimate tribute band, the Bootleg Beatles.
Kimberly Bright talks to Welsh singer-songwriter Simon Love about the tales behind his recent songs, the Beatles, classic British television, and the art of holding grudges.
Acclaimed award-winning engineer and producer Alan Parsons talks to Lisa Torem about working with Pink Floyd, the Beatles, Pilot and the Alan Parsons Project and his role in a series of master classes and lectures at Abbey Road Studios in November
In this archival 1994 interview, Julian Lennon discusses with Nick Dent-Robinson his working relationship with the Beatles, his reaction to a biopic about their early days and rumours about a tabloid romance
In an archive interview from 1987, Nick Dent-Robinson speaks to George Harrison about his work with Handmade Films, being an ex-Beatle and then new album, 'Cloud Nine'
Nick Dent-Robinson speaks to musical theatre actress Ruthie Henshall about forthcoming one-woman show in which she will be singing Beatles and other cover songs
Billy J. Kramer
Liverpool-born 60's icon Billy J. Kramer speaks to Lisa Torem about his first album in thirty years and campaign to elect his and the Beatles' manager Brian Epstein into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Pete Best Band
Interview With Phil Melia
The Pete Best Band is the group of original Beatles drummer, Pete Best. Lisa Torem talks to the group's vocalist Phil Melia about his early rock 'n' roll influences, touring with Best and the group's latest album, 'Hayman's Green'
Chicago-based journalist and music writer Jim DeRogatis talks to Lisa Torem about his latest book, 'The Beatles Vs the Stones'
Beatles Gear: All the Fab Four's Instruments from Stage to Studio
Ben Howarth finds Andy Babiuk's book 'Beatles Gear: All the Fab Four's Instruments from Stage to Studio', which provides a history of the Beatles' equipment, to be original and unique
This Bird Has Flown: The Enduring Legacy of Rubber Soul Fifty Years On
Keith How finds disappointing American author and musician John Kruth's new book 'This Bird Has Flown' on the Beatles 1965 album, 'Rubber Soul'
Nick Dent-Robinson reflects on the career and life of legendary Beatles producer George Martin, who died in March
Dastardly soaks up the atmosphere of Studio 2 at Abbey Road while Alan Parsons recounts his time there working with the Beatles and Pink Floyd
Nick Dent-Robinson looks at Oxfordshire's Towersey Festival which will take this place this year from the 21st August to the 25th August, and speaks to Joe Heaps, its organiser, and Richard Thompson, the Bootleg Beatles and Eliza Carthy, all of whom will be peforming at it
Starr Dust; A Bird's Eye View of Ringo
After winning an online competition, Lisa Torem recently met Ringo Starr. She reflects back on her long history with the Beatles drummer before then
Book-And...On Piano, Nicky Hopkins
The Extraordinary Life of Rock's Greatest Session Man
Spencer Robertshaw examines Julian Dawson's extraordinary new biography about the tragic life of keyboard player Nicky Hopkins, who was a session player for amongst many others the Rolling Stones, the Who, the Kinks, Art Garfunkel, David Bowie and the Beatles
Anthony Strutt profiles 'Photograph', ex-Beatles Ringo Starr's new greatest hits record, which, appearaing in several different formats, spans over his entire solo career
All My Loving
Anthony Dhanendran enjoys Tony Palmer's 1968 music documentary 'All My Loving', which featuring footage of the Beatles, the Who, Cream, Frank Zappa, Jimi Hendrix and Pink Floyd, has just been released on DVD
BMO Harris Pavilion, Milwaukee, 8/9/2018
Lisa Torem watches Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band entertain a multi-generational crowd at Milwaukee’s BMO Harris Pavilion for two exhilarating hours.
Nr.Thame, Oxfordshire, 21/8/2014...25/8/2014
Nick Dent-Robinson enjoys Oxfordshire's week long Towersey Festival, which celebrating its fiftieth anniversary, saw performances among many others from Eliza Carthy, Richard Thonpson, Seth Lakeman and the Bootleg Beatles
Hyde Park, London, 29/6/2010
Anthony Strutt is encapsulated by a superb two and a half hour set of Beatles, Wings and solo tracks at Hyde Park Calling from Paul McCartney
Easy Star All Stars
KOKO, London, 28/4/2009
Reggae act Easy Star All Stars play covers of songs by bands such as the Beatles, Pink Floyd and Radiohead. Ben Howarth enjoys their show at the London KOKO, but finds it marred by some ramshackle and over-the-top encores
All Things Must Pass
In the second of two articles Eoghan Lyng finds that George Harrison’s ‘All Things Must Pass’ “is the most thoughtful and fully-realised" of all The Beatles' solo debut albums.
It is What It isn't
Lisa Torem examines the 2012 debut album of the Liverpool Legends, the Beatles tribute band managed by George Harrison's sister Louise, which consists of entirely self-written material
Paul McCartney and Linda McCartney
In our 'Re: View' section, in which our writers look back on albums of the past, Ben Howarth reflects on Paul and Linda McCartney's album, which, recently reissued, was released a year after the Beatles split up in 1971
The Beatles And Beyond
In 'Raging Pages' guest writer Nick Dent-Robinson finds fascinating 60's and 70's show business reporter and journalist Don Short's new memoir, 'The Beatles and Beyond'.
Beatles Vs The Stones
Nick Dent-Robinson sheds a contemporary light on a continued and much-debated controversy, namely, Which band is better, the Beatles or the Stones?
All You Need is Ears
Lisa Torem in 'Raging Pages' finds that George Martin’s memoir 'All You Need is Ears' remains as timeless as ever and is essential reading for all musicians.
Here, There and Everywhere: My Life Recording the Music of the Beatles
At nineteen, the late Geoff Emerick became the Beatles' chief engineer and greatly influenced 'Sgt.Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band', 'Revolver' and 'Abbey Road'. Lisa Torem in her 'Raging Pages' book column reviews his book, 'Here, There and Everywhere: My Life Recording the Music of the Beatles'.
Ten Songs That Made Me Love...
Carl Bookstein looks back at the music of John Lennon and the Beatles and ten songs that made him love the iconic singer and songwriter.
Ten Songs That Made Me Love...
In 'Ten Songs that Made Me Love...' Adrian Janes writes of ten of his favourite songs from 1967 and tracks by artists including the Beatles, Pink Floyd, the Doors and Jefferson Airplane
In 'Vinyl Stories' Dave Goodwin talks to Anthony Strutt, one of Pennyblackmusic's oldest writers, about his favourite vinyl records, which include LPs by the Doors, the Pretenders, the Smiths, the Cure and the Beatles
My Kid Brothers Band: AKA The Beatles
In her book column 'Raging Pages' Lisa Torem examines Louise Harrison's book 'My Kid Brother’s Band a.k.a. The Beatles' which reflects her relationship with her brother, George Harrison and his rise to fame and also sheds light on her family
Michael Seth Starr/Ringo: With a Little Help
In the first part of a two part edition of her book column 'Raging Pages' , Lisa Torem examines Michael Starr's unauthorized biography 'Ringo : With a Little Help From My Friends' which shows many sides of the iconic drummer
Lisa Torem, in the second part of a two part edition of her book column 'Raging Pages', looks at Ringo Starr's new book, 'Photograph', which reveals never-seen-before pictures of his youth, rise to stardom and leisurely moments with loved ones.
Condemned to Rock 'n' Roll
A new study claims to prove that the Beatles’ influence was overstated. In his regular 'Condemned to Rock 'n' Roll' column, Ben Howarth wonders whether that’s really the whole story.
In 'Vinyl Stories' Dave Goodwin speaks to artist and former record and bookshop owner Keith How about the Beatles' 'Rubber Soul'
Vivek J. Tiwary/The Fifth Beatle
(Raging Pages) Vivek J. Tiwary/The Fifth Beatle; The Brian Epstein Story
In 'Raging Pages', her books review column, Lisa Torem reflects on 'The Fifth Beatle', Vivek Tiwary's graphic novel about Beatles' manager, Brian Epstein
Rock Salt Row
In new column 'Rock Salt Row', Lisa Torem will be debating each month with a different Pennyblackmusic writer about a moment in rock history and its impact now. She begins by talking with editor John Clarkson about John Lennon's 1966 controversial quote that the Beatles 'were more popular than Jesus
Soundtrack of Our Lives
In our 'Soundtrack of Our Lives' series, in which our writers describe the personal impact of music on them, Ben Howarth writes about the Beatles, who have provided a constant backdrop to his life
Bill Gray photographs spoof Beatles act the Rutles at a show at the ABC2 in Glasgow