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Lennon's Cousin Fumes Over Chapman Tapes

JOHN LENNON's cousin STANLEY PARKES has slammed British TV network Channel 4 over their controversial decision to broadcast tapes of the rocker's killer MARK DAVID CHAPMAN. Channel 4 will broadcast 15-year-old recordings made by...

Gallagher Pays Respects To 'Cool' Best

OASIS guitarist NOEL GALLAGHER has paid tribute to GEORGE BEST by saying the late soccer superstar was cool enough to play in the WONDERWALL band. Gallagher was devastated to hear his friend Best died...

Mccartney Had Planned To Reunite Beatles

SIR PAUL McCARTNEY planned to reunite THE BEATLES a year before JOHN LENNON was murdered, according to a newly released record contract. In a 1979 deal with CBS Records, McCartney claimed he could again...

Lennon Thought Jagger Copied Him

JOHN LENNON accused ROLLING STONES frontman SIR MICK JAGGER of imitating THE BEATLES during the bands' 1960s heyday in a 'lost' 1970 magazine interview. The late singer described Jagger as "a joke" in a...

Wonder Predicted Lennon Assassination

STEVIE WONDER was unsurprised by JOHN LENNON's murder - because he always feared the star's atheist beliefs would bring about his demise. The EBONY AND IVORY hitmaker was devastated when the former BEATLE was...

Lennon Interview Shatters Wholesome Beatles Image

JOHN LENNON shattered the clean-cut image of THE BEATLES in a 'lost' 1970 magazine interview, claiming the band took "whatever was going" for sex. The late singer laughed about his visits to brothels in...

Sir Elton John Praises 'Glamorous' Killers

SIR ELTON JOHN credits hip rock band THE KILLERS with bringing glamour back to the music scene. The CANDLE IN THE WIND singer, long known for his own flamboyant style, hated the fashions favoured...

Original Shadows Drummer Dies

TONY MEEHAN, the founding drummer with pop instrumentalists THE SHADOWS, has died in hospital. He was 62. Meehan, who played with the group between 1958 to 1961 on hits including the much-sampled APACHE, had...

Jagger 'Banned' From Being Lennon's Pal

SIR MICK JAGGER was banned from socialising with rock contemporary JOHN LENNON, because YOKO ONO insisted he was a "bad influence" on the ex-BEATLE. The ROLLING STONES frontman cemented his friendship with Lennon when...

Mccartney Boycotts China

SIR PAUL McCARTNEY is refusing to perform in China after having seen a secret film of animals being brutally treated in Guangzhou's fur market. The former BEATLE and animal rights campaigner was horrified to...

Mccartney Attemps To Save Sacred Beatles Building

SIR PAUL McCARTNEY is bidding to save the Liverpool Art College building where his former BEATLES bandmate JOHN LENNON studied from being torn down. Multi-millionaire McCartney, who owns the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts...

Presley's Sandwich Trip Tops Rock Star Extravagances Poll

ELVIS PRESLEY's love of sandwiches has landed The King at the top of a bizarre new Rock Star Extravagances poll. The tragic rocker's 1976 trip to Denver, Colorado to pick up 22 Fool's Gold...

Jagger: 'Yoko Cut Me Out'

ROLLING STONES frontman SIR MICK JAGGER is convinced YOKO ONO banned her late husband JOHN LENNON from seeing his rocker friends because she deemed them a "bad influence". The BROWN SUGAR singer enjoyed partying...

Ono: 'Chapman Tapes Are Macabre'

JOHN LENNON's widow YOKO ONO has attacked US broadcaster NBC for choosing to mark the 25th anniversary of her late husband's murder with the broadcasting of an interview with his killer. Chilling recordings...

Ono Secretly Buys Lennon Lyrics?

Avant garde artist YOKO ONO reportedly bought the handwritten lyrics to her late husband JOHN LENNON's classic 1969 anthem GIVE PEACE A CHANCE for $427,000 (GBP250,000) at auction last night (17NOV05). The legendary lyrics,...

Lennon Blamed Mccartney For Beatles Break Up

JOHN LENNON blamed SIR PAUL McCARTNEY's hatred of his wife YOKO ONO for the break up of THE BEATLES, according to a previously unheard interview with the IMAGINE star recorded in 1970. In the...

Chapman Tapes To Air On Tv

Recordings of JOHN LENNON's killer describing the late BEATLE's horrific 8 December 1980 assassination are to be aired on television in Britain and America. The tapes, recorded in the early 1990s by a journalist...

Chapman: 'Nothing Could Have Stopped Me Assassinating Lennon'

JOHN LENNON's assassin MARK DAVID CHAPMAN insists "nothing could have stopped" him murdering the former BEATLE. Chapman gunned Lennon down outside the Dakota Building in New York City in 1980, and claims his mission...

Lennon's School Book Under The Hammer

A school book in which JOHN LENNON wrote and illustrated poems will be auctioned in London next month (15DEC05). The former BEATLE used the exercise book when he was 12, during his first year...

Ono Praises Sweet Gallagher

JOHN LENNON's widow YOKO ONO thinks OASIS star LIAM GALLAGHER's devotion to her late husband's legacy is "sweet". Ono, who was married to THE BEATLES legend for 11 years before he was assassinated in...

Apple Denied Access To Lennon's Digital Back Catalogue

JOHN LENNON's digital back catalogue will not be made available to iTunes users due to a legal wrangle between THE BEATLES' management company Apple Corps and technology giant Apple. Apple Corps contends that Apple's...

Ashcroft Draws On Beatles For Inspiration

Former THE VERVE frontman RICHARD ASHCROFT is drawing on the music of THE BEATLES while recording his new album in a bid to reestablish his place in the music industry. The DRUGS DON'T WORK...

Aniston Regrets Intense Meeting With Mccartney

JENNIFER ANISTON cursed her hero SIR PAUL McCARTNEY's timing when the former BEATLE visited her on the set of new thriller DERAILED. The former FRIENDS star was shooting one of the movie's most dangerous...

Lennon Back Catalogue For Download

JOHN LENNON's entire back catalogue of solo songs will be available for download by 6 December (05) - two days before the 25th anniversary of his death. The former BEATLE's posthumous greatest hits album...

Ono Says Sorry

LATEST: JOHN LENNON's widow YOKO ONO has publicly apologised to her late husband's BEATLES bandmate SIR PAUL McCARTNEY - for criticising his songwriting skills. Ono caused controversy recently when she accepted an award on...

Beach Boy Love Sues Wilson

Former BEACH BOYS frontman MIKE LOVE is suing his ex-bandmate BRIAN WILSON, over the star's 2004 release of the famously-unfinished SMILE album. Love filed suit in Los Angeles Federal Court this week (ends04NOV05), alleging...

Waxwork Beatles Sell At Auction

Waxwork heads of THE BEATLES from the cover of their classic album SGT PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND sold for $146,700 (GBP81,500) at auction yesterday (27OCT05). The busts of JOHN LENNON, GEORGE HARRISON, RINGO...

Fan Proposes At Macca Concert

BEATLES legend SIR PAUL McCARTNEY stopped a concert in Detroit, Michigan, last week (ends23OCT05), so a concert-goer could propose to his girlfriend. BEN OKULY, 26, held a sign up from the crowd reading "Can...

Mccartney's Manager Nightmares

SIR PAUL McCARTNEY knew it was time to sack BEATLES manager ALLEN KLEIN when he began having malevolent dreams about him. The singer's relationship with Klein deteriorated towards the end of the band's reign,...

Mccartney's Sixty-four Dilemma

SIR PAUL McCARTNEY's children have begged him to go into hiding when he turns 64 next year (06), so he can avoid the cringe-worthy media references to THE BEATLES hit WHEN I'M SIXTY-FOUR. But...

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