The Beatles

The Day I Met Sir Paul McCartney

Simon Harper | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
Simon Harper

When recounting their experience, anyone who has ever had the pleasure of interviewing Sir Paul McCartney will reveal the one agonising thought that whirled through their mind as they began their preparations: where do I start?

Caroline Frost

BRITS BLITZ: Why One Direction Managed It, While Hundreds Others Fail

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 18.06.2015 | UK Entertainment

This week and next, Huffington Post UK Entertainment are celebrating those home-grown talents in music, film and TV who’ve seen their names go up in...

#BeatlesRecipes Is A Pun-Filled Nostalgia Fest

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Comedy

The folks at Midnight have done it again... They've come up with another hilarious trending hashtag. This time it's #BeatlesRecipes. Lettuce Be #Be...

Explore Abbey Road Studios With Google's New Interactive Tour

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK Tech

Google has launched 'Inside Abbey Road', an interactive tour of the iconic Abbey Road Studios. It was compiled using hundreds of 360-degree photos, ar...

Pete Waterman Interview: Waiting for the Next Big Thing

Jason Holmes | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

"I've always been driven by what people want and not what I like," says Pete Waterman OBE. "I'm lucky enough to have come into this business seeing The Beatles before they were The Beatles, when they were John Lennon and The Silver Beetles.

Reliving the Summers of Love

Livvy and Chrissie | Posted 22.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Livvy and Chrissie

He also told us that he and Paul McCartney used to go around London by bus sometimes, and people would look at Paul in a wondering sort of way and then think "no, can't be" and leave them alone. Not something that would happen today with all the camera phones and selfies.

Revisiting the Sixties

Michael Jackson | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Michael Jackson

Now there is a new series called The Sixties on DVD that was shown on CNN in America and Yesterday in the UK. The subjects are what you'd expect - the Cuban Missile Crisis, the assassination of JFK, the 'British Invasion' focussing on music, civil rights, Vietnam, the coming of age of television, the Space Race, and, of course sex, drugs and rock and roll.

Father's 'Blackbird' Lullabye For Dying Newborn Son Goes Viral

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 14.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Touching footage of a new father singing to his dying baby son has gone viral. Chris Picco is heard softly singing The Beatles' song Blackbird to ...

The Beatles Slept Here

Mike Gerrard | Posted 09.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Mike Gerrard

'I never asked for autographs when I was photographing celebrities,' Fraser Ballantyne tells me, 'as it seemed unprofessional, but I did on this occasion.' Ballantyne was a staff photographer for almost 40 years on Scotland's Daily Record newspaper, and 'this occasion' was when the Beatles came to town on 19th October, 1964.

Caroline Frost

'Cilla Told Me She Could Be A Real Cow'

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 16.10.2014 | UK Entertainment

“I could be a real cow, you know.” When Cilla Black finally revealed this to screenwriter Jeff Pope, he knew he had a script. When ‘Cill...

Cilla Reveals How She Prevented Husband Bobby Becoming A Star

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.09.2014 | UK Entertainment

Cilla Black has revealed that she prevented her late husband Bobby from becoming a hit singer himself, when her manager Brian Epstein was so impressed...

Mashup Of The Day: The Beatles Sing 'Paperback Writer' Over 'My Sharona'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK Comedy

We say 'Mashup of the day' - but it might even be the week, or possibly month. Go Home Productions - the people who brought us this brilliant mashu...

A Beatle's Memorial Felled By Actual Beetles

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Entertainment

In a bizarre case of life imitating... something, a tree planted in honour of late Beatle George Harrison has come a cropper, courtesy of a plague of ...

Happy Birthday Mr McCartney

Neil Cossar | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Neil Cossar

McCartney invited his friend George Harrison to watch the group. The fourteen-year-old auditioned for Lennon on the upper deck of a bus, playing Raunchy by Bill Justis. Lennon thought Harrison was too young for the band, but after about a month of persistence he joined as lead guitarist.

Good Vibrations

Neil Cossar | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Neil Cossar

On this day 16 May in 1966, The Beach Boys released the album Pet Sounds. The album is now regarded as the masterpiece of composer-producer Brian Wilson, and is often hailed as one of the best and most influential albums in pop music.

The Beatles as You've Never Seen Them Before

Hannah Gal | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Hannah Gal

Mick and Brita's children's books are magical. From space to the food chain, recycling to what lurks underground, every day life is explained is a captivating way; I urge every parent to get a copy of Yum Yum, Yuck or What's up and see their child's curious eyes fill with pleasure.

Caroline Frost

'You Had To Be Careful What You Said To The Beatles'

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK Entertainment

“The Beatles wanted to try to do things differently all the time,” remembers their sound engineer Ken Scott. “One time at Abbey Road, John Lenno...

PICS: Miley 'Gets High' In Recording Studio

Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Entertainment

Miley Cyrus has been snapped rolling what looks like a joint as she hit the recording studio to record a Beatles cover with The Flaming Lips’ lead s...

Obsessive Personality Test Disorder

Geoff Lloyd | Posted 11.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Geoff Lloyd

Personality tests are enjoying an online resurgence. Previously a staple of tabloids, they fell out of favour as sceptics began to doubt the veracity of the 'If You Answered Mostly B...' scoring system... We're embracing these quizzes like someone who's filled in a 'Which Online Meme is For You?' questionnaire and got the answer 'Personality Tests'.

All Things Must Pass

Neil Cossar | Posted 26.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Neil Cossar

I could be wrong, but in another world, where John Lennon wasn't murdered and George didn't die, would The Beatles have ever got back together? Lennon and McCartney had become friends again, but George was still the dark horse. You know the multi-million dollar offers would've been on the table, but you know what? I don't think George would've done it.

Madness, LeAnn Rimes And L. Ron Hubbard

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.02.2014 | UK

Two newlyweds have become the first couple in Britain to tie the knot in a Church of Scientology chapel. Louisa Hodkin and Alessandro Calcioli, bot...

Role Of Cilla Black Cast In TV Biopic

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 16.02.2014 | UK Entertainment

Sheridan Smith, critically acclaimed for her TV role of Mrs Biggs last year, wife of runaway train robber Ronnie, has been cast in the title role of a...

Who Are the Beatles of Our Era?

Joe Pennell | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Joe Pennell

Iconic status is difficult to achieve. To be recognised as the defining sportsman, politician, or artist of one's generation is, in many ways, the highest accolade that can be lauded on a public figure...

"The Beatles Are A Communist Plot!"

Larry Jaffee | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Larry Jaffee

For me, the Fab Four's arrival awakened an Anglophilia that remains to this day, as does my gravitation towards almost anything non-conformist.

On the Ropes at Abbey Road

Thom Chacon | Posted 05.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Thom Chacon

There I was on the ropes at Abbey Road. Maybe it was a mistake to try and stand toe to toe with an uninterested, chatty audience. At least Jimmy Page was paying attention.