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Beatles Photographer Astrid Kirchherr Dies Aged 81

Astrid Kirchherr has died aged 81.The German photographer - who helped The Beatles develop their iconic style through her early shots of the band - sadly passed away last week a few days before her...

Gavin Rossdale: Fronting A Band On Acoustic Guitar Is My Idea Of Slow Torture

Gavin Rossdale has compared performing on stage with an acoustic guitar and fronting a band to ''slow torture''.The Bush frontman's alternative rock group are releasing a record inspired by heavy metal, 'The Kingdom', and the...

Sir Mick Jagger: The Rolling Stones Are Better Than The Beatles

Sir Mick Jagger thinks the Rolling Stones are better than The Beatles.The 76-year-old rocker made the comment as he responded to Sir Paul McCartney's notion that his band was better than the Stones.Whilst the 'Live...

Paul Mccartney Hails Billie Eilish 'Very Special'

Sir Paul McCartney has hailed Billie Eilish ''very special'' after they had a FaceTime call.The Beatles legend revealed he spoke with the 'No Time To Die' hitmaker via the video conference app after his fashion...

Sir Paul Mccartney Praises Community Spirit

Sir Paul McCartney has praised the community spirit he's seen amid the coronavirus pandemic.The 77-year-old singer admitted he initially worried strict lockdown measures put in place around the world to slow the spread of the...

Paul Mccartney Had Too Much 'Emotional Pain To Carry On With Beatles

Sir Paul McCartney has insisted there was too much ''emotional pain'' to carry on The Beatles without John Lennon.The group went their separate ways in 1970 after the singer - who was shot dead in...

Sir Paul Mccartney's Hey Jude Lyrics Sell For $910,000

Sir Paul McCartney's handwritten lyrics for 'Hey Jude' have sold for $910,000 at auction.The iconic song - which was released in August 1968 - is one of the Beatles' most popular singles, and according to...

Music To Inspire You To Experience Nature [Playlist]

As much as the majority of us are quarantined within the confines of our home, we are, at least, allowed to go out from some fresh air and exercise. And it's important that you take...

Seven Greatest British Music Films Of All Time

There's going to be a lot of movie nights over the coming weeks as the majority of us find ourselves lawfully confined to our homes. But with lists like this, we doubt you'll find too...

Music And Murder: How Charles Manson Inspired A Generation Of Musicians

We're taking a rather different approach to our 'Album of the Week' feature this week as we explore instead the power that serial killer and cult leader Charles Manson had on musical culture on this,...

Paul Mccartney Has Reformed The Beatles - In His Dreams

For those music fans among you who have dreamed that The Beatles got back together, you’re not alone: Sir Paul McCartney, in fact, often imagines what it would be like if he could reform the...

The Beatles' 'The White Album' At 50 Years Old

It seems curiously fitting that, during the chaos and upheaval of 2018, we should be acknowledging the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ ninth, self-titled LP, immediately known in common parlance as ‘The White Album’.An album...

A Rainy Day Playlist - Ten Songs For Wet Weather

If there’s one thing that fundamentally defines the experience of living in Britain, it’s rain. Specifically, the curious ability to experience all four seasons in a day just by walking to the shops, but also...

Drake Overhauls 54-Year Old Beatles Chart Record

Rap megastar Drake has just overhauled a Billboard chart record held by The Beatles for over half a century, after his new track with Bad Bunny landed in the top ten this week.The 32 year...

'Yesterday' Meets 'Gloomy Sunday': 15 Classic Tunes That Will Make You Cry

It's an interesting facet of the human condition that we can find beauty and, in some cases, solace in misery and heartbreak. Indeed, musicians have been doing it for years and made a lot of...

Sir Ringo Starr Has A Nice Ring To It - And An Even Nicer Medal

Ringo Starr becomes the second Beatle to be knighted at Buckingham Palace as he is named Sir Richard Starkey by the Duke of Cambridge. It's a huge achievement for the drummer, though it's admittedly a...

Quincy Jones Confesses He Hates The Beatles' Music

It doesn't matter that they are considered one of the most influential rock bands in history, Quincy Jones has nothing good to say about The Beatles - particularly Ringo Starr. Though, in all honesty, he...

Sir Paul Mccartney Backs Campaign To Stop Music Venues Closing

Sir Paul McCartney has backed a campaign to stop iconic music venues from closing.The Beatles star has spoke out in support of Labour MP John Spellar's move to introduce a bill in the Commons that...

Radiohead Star Philip Selway Plays Beatles With Ringo Starr

Radiohead's Philip Selway and Ringo Starr has got to be one of the coolest live collaborations this year - and there have been quite a few. They performed a rendition of 'With a Little Help...

'Eleanor Rigby' Music Sheet By The Beatles Up For Auction

The original handwritten score that the Beatles wrote for 'Eleanor Rigby' is being put up for auction in Cheshire next month, signed by Sir Paul McCartney. It will be sold alongisde a number of other...

Selfridges Unveil New Beatles Merch For 'Sgt. Pepper' 50th Anniversary

Beatles fans of the UK will now be able to wear their band passion on their sleeves, literally, as Selfridges unveils a brand new T-shirt collection to celebrate 50 years of their 1967 album 'Sgt....

Paul Mccartney Reaches Deal With Sony Over Beatles Songs Publishing Rights

After a long-running legal wrangle, Sir Paul McCartney and Sony have finally reached a deal regarding the ownership of publishing rights to The Beatles’ back catalogue, settling what had looked like a case that was...

The Beatles Expected To Top Charts With 'Sgt. Pepper' 50th Anniversary Album

The Beatles are expected to hit number one in the UK with their 50th anniversary release of 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' as the official chart announcements prepare to be released this week. Being...

The Beatles Tease 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' 50th Anniversary Release

With all the recent coverage regarding another 1960s superstar, Bob Dylan, here at Contactmusic, it may have been easy to let him steal the spotlight from his most popular contemporaries from that era, The Beatles,...

Paul Mccartney Files Lawsuit Against Sony For Beatles Songs Publishing Rights

In what is hotting up to be one of the most significant music industry legal battles in recent memory, Sir Paul McCartney has filed a lawsuit against Sony ATV hoping to regain his copyright share...

The Beatles Helped Break Down Racial Segregation By Refusing To Perform

The world's most successful pop group The Beatles is re-visited in Ron Howard's comprehensive documentary 'The Beatles: Eight Days a Week', released today. They were a band that had a massive impact on the pop...

Ever Wondered How The Beatles Created The Strange Sound Of 'Tomorrow Never Knows'?

It's been more than 50 years since The Beatles took the world by storm, and the phenomenon that was their day-to-day lives is to be explored in yet another exhaustive documentary called 'The Beatles: Eight...

4k Restoration Of The Beatles' Shea Stadium Gig To Be Released In Cinemas

With Ron Howard’s documentary movie Eight Days a Week: The Touring Years hitting cinemas in a couple of months’ time, it has been announced that a specially restored film The Beatles’ iconic concert performance at...

Sir Paul Mccartney Named Most Successful Act In UK Albums Chart History

Sir Paul McCartney has been revealed as the most successful albums artist in British chart history, according to the Official Charts Company.The announcement comes on the 60th anniversary of the first ever nationwide Albums Chart...

David Cameron Tries, And Fails, To Recreate Beatles Cover At Abbey Road Studio

David Cameron and his E.U. Remain campaign ally Tessa Jowell have awkwardly attempted to re-create the front cover of The Beatles’ Abbey Road as they visited the famous studio – and jokes and puns immediately...

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