Full-time freelance writer based in Glasgow, Scotland… author of 17 books, three of which are in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Permanent Collection… former news editor at TeamRock.com… former band manager, drummer and keyboardist… TV and radio presenter… real ale fan.
Elton John Celebrated on Royal Mail Postage Stamps
He’s only the second solo artist to receive honor after David Bowie.
‘Abbey Road’ Artist Was Told He’d Destroyed the Beatles
John Kosh recalls angry call from record label boss after LP was designed without any text on the cover.
‘Yesterday’ Gives Beatles Chart Boost
Himesh Patel’s version of title track sells twice as many downloads as the original, with five songs in Hot Rock Songs list.
55 Years Ago: Beatlemania Begins to Spin Out of Control With ‘A Hard Day’s Night’
Advance radio-station play forced label to release Fab Four’s fourth album 10 days early.
50 Years Ago: The Final Episode of ‘Star Trek’ Airs
The original series ended inauspiciously with a controversial production tagged onto the start of a rerun.
Watch New Clip From Beatles-Themed Movie ‘Yesterday’
Teaser shows Himesh Patel performing title track in a world where no one has heard of the Fab Four.
Billy Joel’s Neighbors Want to Ban His Helicopter
Residents of exclusive Long Island community object to aircraft noise.
How Ringo Starr’s All-Starr Band Saved Him From Alcoholism
Ex-Beatle recalls fear of returning to work: “I couldn’t play sober, but I also couldn’t play as a drunk.”
When Jerry Lee Lewis Was Accused of Planning to Shoot Elvis Presley
Attempted final meeting between two old friends went spectacularly wrong in 1976.
Yoko Ono Considers Revealing Extent of Her Influence on John Lennon
The onetime Beatle's widow isn't sure if she really wants to share details.