The Last Days Of The Beatles

The Last Days Of The Beatles

Daily Mail – 2.2.19

When Paul McCartney announced in April 1970 that he had no plans for working with the Beatles the world fell in on him. ‘PAUL QUITS BEATLES,’ ran newspaper headlines around the world.
And, overnight, the most … read more

John Lennon, Yoko and Me

John Lennon, Yoko and Me

Sunday Times Magazine, December 9, 2018

One afternoon I was sitting with John Lennon in the kitchen at his Tittenhurst Park home in Berkshire when he asked me if I’d written his obituary yet. It was 1970, and amused, at … read more

Macca at the Cavern

Macca at the Cavern

Daily Mail, July 2018

The place won’t have looked the same, that’s for sure. Not the way it did when Paul made his debut at the Cavern with the Beatles at lunchtime on February 21, 1961. It can’t, because it … read more

Paul McCartney Gets Back to Liverpool

Paul McCartney Gets Back to Liverpool

Daily Mail 23.6.18

When Paul McCartney was a teenage boy dreaming of greatness he would sit on the loo in his father’s council house on a Liverpool estate, play his guitar and sing. With that slight bathroom echo of lino … read more

The Beatles Go To India

The Beatles Go To India

Daily Mail 6.4.18

When the Beatles set off for India in February 1968, they left behind a degree of bemusement and even ridicule among many of their fans. Why on earth were the four most famous young men in the … read more

My part in the Beatles’ break-up

My part in the Beatles’ break-up

Daily Mail, August 26, 2016

We were in Canada when John Lennon told me he’d left the Beatles. I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. It was just before Christmas, 1969, and a few nights earlier, while discussing his Beatles’ … read more

The Ray Connolly Beatles Archive

The Ray Connolly Beatles Archive

Much of my Beatles journalism has now been collected in “THE Ray Connolly BEATLES ARCHIVE” which is now available on Amazon.

Most books about the Beatles are by writers who never met them. I was lucky. I was a journalist … read more