The Beatles

The Beatles

John Lennon art on show at new Scottish Beatles festival

HE SAW himself as the Statue of Liberty, and doodled a human foot and balloon faces blowing in the breeze. These remarkable sketches by John Lennon are to be shown for the first time in Scotland this weekend at a new festival dedicated to The Beatles.

Preview: Bootleg Beatles, Alhambra Theatre, Dunfermline

FOR many, 26 March, 1980, was a fab date. That was the evening that, at a student bash in Tiverton, Devon, The Bootleg Beatles made their debut.

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50 years ago today when Beatles played first gig

Beatles fans will gather in Liverpool today to mark 50 years since the band played their debut gig at the city's Cavern Club.

John Lennon car up for sale

The first car bought by John Lennon after he passed his driving test is up for sale.

Beatles' crossing gets listed status

The world-famous zebra crossing which features on the cover of the Beatles' Abbey Road album has been given Grade II listed status by the government.

Sir Paul McCartney rocks for the 100 Club

Sir Paul McCartney yesterday threw his weight behind the campaign to keep threatened music venue the 100 Club open, as his show there sold out in a matter of seconds.

Sir Paul McCartney goes back to basics at low-key gig

Sir Paul McCartney is to play his smallest show for more than a decade - with a gig for just 300 people at threatened punk venue the 100 Club.

John Lennon remembered, 30 years after his death

Tributes were paid to John Lennon yesterday to mark the 30th anniversary of his murder.

Yoko Ono plea for love on 30th anniversary of John Lennon's death

John Lennon's widow Yoko Ono gave a heartfelt plea for the former Beatle to be remembered "with deep love and respect" on 30th anniversary of his murder today.

Preview: St Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Show, Edinburgh Playhouse

ONE of music's greatest albums is being be brought back to life on Sunday with a live stage production of Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Show at the Edinburgh Playhouse.

Gary Flockhart and Bruce Findlay: Are the Beatles the best band ever?

The old debate was stoked up after the Fab Four's songs became available on iTunes this week, setting the stage for a new outbreak of Beatlemania. Former Simple Minds manager Bruce Findlay says there's no doubt the Beatles are the greatest, while Evening News music writer Gary Flockhart reckons they're a tad overrated

iTunes deal 'could put Beatles back in the charts'

The Beatles are to be available on iTunes for the first time, following years of talks between record label EMI and Apple.

Monument to John Lennon unveiled on 70th birthday

A SCULPTURE was unveiled yesterday celebrating the life of John Lennon, on what would have been the music legend's 70th birthday. The monument designed to promote world peace was revealed at a ceremony in the late Beatle's home town of Liverpool by his first wife Cynthia and their son Julian.

Sandi Thom choked to miss Scottish John Lennon gala

SINGER Sandi Thom was forced to pull out at the last minute from a unique Scottish tribute to John Lennon on the eve of what would have been the former Beatle's 70th birthday.

FBI lifts Beatle John Lennon's prints

A SET of John Lennon's fingerprints being auctioned for at least $100,000 (£63,000) has been seized by the FBI in Manhattan.

Stellar line-up ready to help Fab Four 70th birthday tribute go with a swing

HOW DO you arrange such revered material as Beatles songs for an orchestra and jazz big band without either losing the essence that made the originals so enduringly distinctive, or ending up with some bland MOR accommodation?

Beatles US debut now on DVD

A NEW DVD about The Beatles' first appearances on US television's The Ed Sullivan Show has been released.

Yoko Ono tells of tender time with John Lennon

Yoko Ono yesterday recalled the tender relationship she shared with John Lennon and said she still felt his spirit with her 30 years after his death.

John Lennon's loo and rare record set to be big hits at sale

John Lennon's toilet and one of his rarest albums will be among the highlights of an auction of Beatles memorabilia this week.

Wealth won't change you - John Lennon letter revealed

A FOLK singer who once complained that success and wealth could ruin his songwriting has revealed a letter John Lennon sent him to calm his fears.

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