The lock (inset), snipped from the head of John Lennon in the 1960s, “likely contains hundreds of strands”. Photograph: Heritage Auctions/www.ha.com/Central Press/Getty Images

A lock of hair snipped from the head of John Lennon as the Beatle prepared for a film role is going up for auction with the current bid standing at $(...)

Adventure Capital (2015) by Sean Lynch. Photograph: copyright Studioworks Photography 2016

Ireland at Venice – Adventure: Capital Sean Lynch Limerick City Art Gallery ****  There is an air of square-cut solidity to Sean Lynch(...)

iverpool’s manager Juergen Klopp reacts during the match against Arsenal. Photograph: EPA

Jurgen Klopp has described Alex Ferguson as the “John Lennon of football” and arguably the greatest manager the game has seen ahead of his first encou(...)

David Bowie in 1973, during a photoshoot for Pin Ups. Photograph: Justin De Villeneuve/Getty

Over the course of six decades David Bowie released 111 singles – including five UK number ones – 26 studio albums, 46 compilation albums, five EPs an(...)

September 14th, 1995: Singer David Bowie gestures as he performs one of the the first songs of a six-week concert tour of North America. Photograph: Jim Bourg/Files/Reuters

8th January 1947 - David Bowie is born David Robert Jones in Brixton, London, to mother Margaret “Peggy”, a waitress, and charity worker Haywood “John(...)

A file photograph showing British singer David Bowie performing during his concert at the Stravinski hall stage of the Montreux Jazz Festival, in Montreux, Switzerland in 2002.  Bowie (69) died on on Monday  from cancer. Photograph: EPA

One of Britain’s most successful and pioneering musicians, David Bowie enjoyed a glittering career spanning six decades that saw him become one of th(...)

Davide Martello playing in Paris on Saturday. “Everything started in a Irish pub in Konstanz while I was watching the soccer match. After I saw that insane violence I just followed my heart and went to Paris with my piano.” Photograph: Twitter

The man who played John Lennon’s Imagine on a grand piano outside the Bataclan theatre in tribute to the victims of the Paris attacks has been identif(...)

Looking for Clews: Kevin Barry. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Kevin Barry was a little nervous when he realised that the central character of his latest novel was going to be John Lennon. He “brickin’ it”, he say(...)

A book by Irish author Kevin Barry about former Beatle John Lennon taking a tour around the west coast of Ireland has won a prestigious literary award. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

A book by Irish author Kevin Barry about former Beatle John Lennon taking a tour around the west coast of Ireland has won a prestigious literary award(...)

Clockwise from top left, Alex Barclay, Marty Whelan, Louise Phillips and Kevin Barry

  Alex Barclay My livingroom bookshelves are my favourite part of the house. They arrived as big, filthy, spider-covered pieces of oak(...)