Tag Archives: The Beatles

The man, not the legend

Another biography of Elvis Presley, another opportunity to wonder what went wrong. And to imagine what might have happened if The King had said yes to La Streisand. From my review in The Times: Two years before his death, when … Continue reading

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Apple days

Daily life in Savile Row. From Philip Norman’s new biography of Paul McCartney [B]y far the greatest extravagance was that of the Beatles themselves. Whenever John and Yoko were expected, Beluga caviar had to be fetched from Fortnum & Mason … Continue reading

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Notebook

Of all the ways in which music has changed over the course of the twentieth century, the most fundamental was the shift from being something people played to something they consumed and from being part of a larger experience to being … Continue reading

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