Interview: Brian Wilson and Pet Sounds
10th July, 2017

Interview: Brian Wilson and Pet Sounds

Ahead of his performance at Liverpool’s Exhibition Centre, we catch up with Brian Wilson, co-founder of The Beach Boys, about his time writing one of the best albums ever made and his relationship with members of The Beatles.
Interview: Leslie Cavendish Beatles hairdresser
07th July, 2017

Interview: Leslie Cavendish Beatles hairdresser

The Beatles were famed not only for their music but also for their style and influence on 60s fashions. We catch up with former Beatles hairdresser Leslie Cavendish about his time sculpting the heads of the Fab Four.
Interview: Paul Saltzman a moment in time
29th June, 2017

Interview: Paul Saltzman a moment in time

We speak to Paul Saltzman about his time spent in India with The Beatles. His photographs have been judged ‘some of the best intimate shots’ ever taken of John, Paul, George and Ringo.
Sgt. Pepper: I don’t want to spoil the party
31st May, 2017

Sgt. Pepper: I don’t want to spoil the party

On 1 June 2017, most people around the UK will be celebrating the 50th anniversary since the release of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. It’s a little-known fact however, that the release date was actually brought forward by EMI to the 26 May, 1967.
George Harrison: The Beatles and Indian Music
29th May, 2017

George Harrison: The Beatles and Indian Music

On Friday 9th June, the Philharmonic has a concert entitled 'George Harrison, the Story of the Beatles and Indian Music'. It introduces you to the Indian musicians with whom George Harrison played on 'Within You, Without You'.
Jimi Hendrix: the Sgt Pepper experience
07th May, 2017

Jimi Hendrix: the Sgt Pepper experience

On Sunday 4th June 1967, guitarist Jimi Hendrix paid the ultimate compliment to The Beatles by performing the title track from their ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ album live just three days after its release.
Beatles In India: the road to Rishikesh
22nd April, 2017

Beatles In India: the road to Rishikesh

Ahead of next year's 50th anniversary celebrations of The Beatles' visit to India, we take a trip to the Maharishi’s Ashram in Rishikesh to see where the Fab Four stayed.
The Jacaranda: a legendary Liverpool venue
21st April, 2017

The Jacaranda: a legendary Liverpool venue

Opened in the late 1950s as a coffee bar by local businessman and promoter Allan Williams, the legendary Jacaranda club in Liverpool is steeped in Beatles history.
Song Facts: I Am The Walrus…
13th April, 2017

Song Facts: I Am The Walrus…

Written during the Summer of Love, and shortly after the release of ‘Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’, The Beatles’ song ‘I Am The Walrus’ is certainly one of their most obscure.
Drake's Drum: the McCartney family horse
06th April, 2017

Drake's Drum: the McCartney family horse

In 1964 Paul McCartney bought a racing horse named Drake’s Drum for his father Jim, it went on to win the Hylton Plate, the race that preceded the famous Grand National.
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