Ringo The Influential

Ringo The Influential

Daily Mail, 22.4.15

Yoko Ono no doubt meant well when she said last weekend that Ringo Starr was the ‘most influential Beatle’, but, bless him, he wasn’t. Not in any way, shape or form. And he would readily admit that.… read more

Paul and Ringo At The Grammys

Paul and Ringo At The Grammys

Daily Mail 6.1.14

John and Paul had their rows that lasted for years, Paul and George certainly had their musical differences, and George was furious with John on more than one occasion. But Ringo? Apart from a famous altercation in … read more

Good Ol’ Freda

Good Ol’ Freda

Mail Online 28.11.13

They don’t make many girls like Freda Kelly any more. They really don’t. But, then, her attitudes were forged in an age that’s past, a monochrome time of shining, cobbled Liverpool streets, of girls from the typing … read more

Paul McCartney and his mother Mary

Paul McCartney and his mother Mary

Daily Mail, February, 2013

We’ve all said things we’ve immediately and eternally regretted, and a sudden, thoughtless, inexplicable quip made when 14 year Paul McCartney was told that his mother had died, has haunted the former Beatle ever since.

“What … read more

Letters from John Lennon

Letters from John Lennon

October 31, 2012

When a letter from John Lennon dropped through your letter box, you would, if you and he were on good terms, be smiling almost before you opened the envelope. Because, as he would say, everything he wrote … read more

Paul McCartney At Seventy

Paul McCartney At Seventy

Daily Mail, June 18, 2012

The perfectionist in Paul McCartney won’t have enjoyed it, but, with his voice scratchy and strained, he sounded and looked exhausted as he closed the show at the Diamond Jubilee Concert a couple of weeks … read more