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Helge Iberg: The Black on White album review – gently beautiful Beatles interpretations

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Yet another “fresh approach” to a selection of Beatles tunes? I almost let this one pass. But listening to the first few minutes was enough to keep me hanging on until the end. Helge Iberg is a Norwegian composer and ...

A Beatles guest and Windermere’s secret life – take the Thursday quiz

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Thursday’s child has far to go, says the popular rhyme. In this case, Thursday’s child has 15 questions to go. They will be about topical news and general knowledge, they will feature Ron from Sparks and Kate Bush and...

‘I was part of the Beatles’ act’: Mike McCartney’s best photograph

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I didn’t intend to pick up a camera. I’d been practising on drums that had fallen off the back of a lorry into our house on Forthlin Road, Liverpool. But when I was 13, I broke my arm at scout camp, so Pete Best got t...

The Beatles: Get Back review – eight hours of TV so aimless it threatens your sanity

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The Beatles’ 1970 album Let It Be and its depressing accompanying documentary were always bugbears among the former Fabs. John Lennon dismissed the music as “badly recorded shit”; Paul McCartney was so horrified by th...