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

So We Lost…

So We Lost…

Daily Mail, July 2018

So, that’s it. We lost. England won’t now be in the final of the World Cup on Sunday and Croatia will meet France. We’re disappointed. Of course, we are. But what an incredible ride our team … 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

Me and My Hollyhocks

Me and My Hollyhocks

Daily Mail, June 2018

Someone broke the growing tips off two of our hollyhocks last week. For some wanton reason he or she stopped on the West London pavement outside our front garden, leaned over the fence and removed the … 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