Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and producer George Martin during recording of a new Beatles song “Free As A Bird’ in 1995. Sir George, the record producer known as the “Fifth Beatle”, has died aged 90. Photograph: Handout/PA

Sir George Martin has been described as “visionary” and “a musical genius” as tributes flooded in following his death at 90 years of age. Sean Ono (...)

Maybe definitely not: Oasis in 1994

Two of the most hateful terms in the music industry are the “deluxe edition” of an album and the “re-mastered” version of an album. The former (...)

Alan McGee: ‘Sony hated me because I was horrible and took the piss all the time.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

It’s 1994 and Alan McGee is in a taxi on his way to the airport for yet another London to Los Angeles flight. Thanks to Oasis, Primal Scream and My Bl(...)

You only sing when you’re winning: the poor dears at Old Trafford have been concerned for a while about the lack of audible crowd support for their ex(...)

Liam Gallagher performs with his band Beady Eye during the Glastonbury music festival at Worthy Farm in Somerset, this morning. Photograph: Reuters/Olivia Harris

Former Oasis front man Liam Gallagher kicked off three days of music at the Glastonbury festival, cheered on by mud-splattered revellers glad to see t(...)

While we wait patiently for Shane Meadows to make another proper film – any time now, dude – this study of Manchester’s The Stone Roses will do well e(...)

You don’t understand true fandom until you’ve been stuck in a lift in a Philadelphia hotel with three Bob Dylan obsessives. The unscheduled delay may (...)

One of the pavilions at the Chelsea Flower Show  in London. Photograph: Tim P Whitby/Getty

The Chelsea Flower Show, which is the World Cup of gardening, starts today. Bloom, the Irish garden festival, runs over five days around the Ju(...)

Frank Ocean: 10 minutes of heaven

Pop is eating itself – and getting fatter. The average length of a pop song in the 1960s was two minutes and 59 seconds. In this decade the ave(...)