Tag: The Beatles
Sgt Pepper: ‘greatest ever’ album turns 50
It was fifty years ago today that The Beatles released Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. The magazine Rolling Stone calls it the best album ever. Does this undervalue...
‘Fifth Beatle’ who brought classical to pop
They are the most influential rock’n’roll band of all time. Behind their success was George Martin, a musical ‘genius’ who changed the sound of pop music. Just how big were the Beatles?
Study pinpoints three dates that defined pop
What do 1964, 1983 and 1991 have in common? According to a meticulous analysis of data, they are all watershed years in the history of pop. But can we really be objective about such things?
Fifty years on: The Beatles triumph again in USA
On Sunday, 50 years after first stunning America with their talent, the two surviving Beatles were feted at the ‘Oscars’ of music. Were they part of the greatest band of all time?
Fifty years on, Beatles still top of the pops
On October 5th 1962, four men called John, Paul, George and Ringo recorded their first song – ‘Love Me Do’. Today, they remain the greatest phenomenon in the history of pop.
One Direction smash records with chart topping hit
This week, One Direction became the first UK group in history to debut at number one in America’s album charts. Boy bands have long been hugely successful – but are they any good?
Beatle McCartney backs marriage (again)
Tying, untying and then retying the knot all over again has become commonplace for showbusiness stars. What's the enduring appeal of marriage, to make them do it again and again?