The Beatles in 1967: ‘Paul filled the vacuum after Brian Epstein died. I think John was a bit begrudging. George was very introverted. Ringo was depicted as the joker, but I thought he was quite wise’

Paul Howard, biographer of Tara Browne, the 1960s peer, scenester and alleged subject of the Beatles song A Day in the Life, is chatting to film-maker(...)

Twist and shout: The Beatles after arriving at Dublin Airport in November 1963, with Paul Russell (left) and  Frank Hall of RTÉ. Photograph: Lensmen Photographic Agency/

The journey made by the phenomenon known as The Beatles was remarkably short – just nine years – but their winding road had its share of twists and tu(...)