‘Living The Beatles Legend’ by Kenneth Womack (Daily Mail, November 17 2023)

 

One lunchtime in 1961 a young telephone engineer called Mal Evans took a different route back to work after … read more

Will It Be 1966 All Over Again? (Mail On Sunday, August 20, 2022

Hurrah The Lionesses

Ray Connolly

 

Some moments you remember all your life. One of mine happened fifteen minutes after … read more

Manchester City 1,  Inter Milan 0  May 13, 2023

Manchester City 1, Inter Milan 0 May 13, 2023

Consider the newspaper photographs the day after. See the unrestrained euphoria of the fans who congregated together on Saturday night … read more

The Making of That’ll Be the Day and Stardust – Daily Mail, 28.2.23

The Making of That’ll Be the Day and Stardust – Daily Mail, 28.2.23

No-one sets out to write a film that half a century later is considered a cult movie. But I did, … read more

Sam and the Monkey Suit

Sam and the Monkey Suit

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The Fancy Dress Party

 Sam had a problem. His friend Abbie was having a fancy dress birthday party on … read more

Who Killed Elvis?  (June  21, 2022)

Who Killed Elvis? (June 21, 2022)

Who killed Elvis Presley? In his new film ‘Elvis’, which goes on release this week, writer-director Baz Luhrmann makes a … read more

The Mole of Edge Hill, Liverpool – Williamson Tunnels (Daily Mail, November 1, 2021)

The Mole of Edge Hill, Liverpool – Williamson Tunnels (Daily Mail, November 1, 2021)

You can’t beat a bit of real mystery as the background for dramatic super-reality, can you? Well, that’s what the … read more

The Everly Brothers Hits  – Radio Times, December 1982

The Everly Brothers Hits – Radio Times, December 1982

When the Everly Brothers had their first hits in the late 50s they were both barely more than boys, and … read more

My Back Pages   (An edited version of this article appeared in The Oldie, December. 2021)

My Back Pages (An edited version of this article appeared in The Oldie, December. 2021)

 What Muhammad Ali, Bob Dylan, Lord Hailsham, Leonard Cohen, John Lennon, Roger Vadim, Michael Caine, Leonard Cheshire, Paul Raymond, Eric read more

‘He’s Nearly 40’  (Daily Mail, August 21, 2019)

‘He’s Nearly 40’ (Daily Mail, August 21, 2019)

Responding to research from Heidelberg University that stated that parents are happier when their children have left home, I wrote:read more