The story of My Way  (Daily Mail 6.9.19)

The story of My Way (Daily Mail 6.9.19)

For fifty years it’s never been far from our ears. It’s on the radio, it’s a karaoke favourite in bars, it’s crooned in the plural by mobs on football terraces, and it’s heard with increasing frequency at funerals for those … read more

Port de Soller, Mallorca

Port de Soller, Mallorca

Daily Mail – 8 June, 2019

For decades I’d thought of Mallorca simply as bikini scattered beaches, noisy discos, much revelling, and rampant romancing. And, if that’s what you want on holiday, I expect there’s a lot of it to … read more

Ella Fitzgerald

Ella Fitzgerald

Plump and homely, Ella Fitzgerald wasn’t beautiful. Nor did she wear sexy, clingy outfits that flaunted her thighs and curves. And, never one to submit to confessional interviews, what love-life she had wasn’t ever made a matter for public discussion, … read more

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