A steady stream of visitors came throughout the day as Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band was played on rotation. Photograph: Wikipedia

It was 50 years ago today that The Beatles released Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. This record would for many of their fans be the definitiv(...)

I couldn’t keep my sticky, six-year-old fingers off it. I think I loved Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band from the moment I became aware of it. The(...)

George Martin, Neil Aspinall, John Lennon and Paul McCartney at  Abbey Road studios during The Beatles’  recording of ‘Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds’.  Photograph: Henry Grossman/Govinda Gallery

When my editor asked if I had ever listened to The Beatles’ Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band from start to finish, I immediately answered with: “I(...)

Julien’s Auctions co-owner Martin Nolan with the dress owned by Marilyn Monroe which the Los Angeles-based auction house sold for $4.8 million. Photograph: Robbie Reynolds

Splitting your time between homes in Los Angeles, New York and London seems a far cry from Kiltoom, near Athlone, Co Westmeath, where Martin Nolan gr(...)

Anne Enright will help celebrate 25 years of the Irish Writers Centre with an event on Thursday. Photograph:   Alan Betson

The Centre Holds Smock Alley Theatre, Thursday, 10 November, 6:30pm The Irish Writers Centre is marking its 25th anniversary with an anthology of ess(...)

Jack White by Deirdre O’Callaghan

When she was 18, Deirdre O’Callaghan hightailed it to London the day after she completed her Leaving Cert. Not to hang around and wait for her result(...)

File photograph from 2009 of  Muhammad Ali who has has died at the age of 74. Photograph: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

US president Barack Obama has paid tribute to Muhammad Ali saying he fought for what was right outside the ring as well as in it. “He was a man who f(...)

Opponents of a new state law that restricts transgender bathroom use and pre-empts local governments from creating their own anti-discrimination policies at a counter-rally across the street from a rally for proponents of the new law, outside the the North Carolina State Capitol in Raleigh earlier this month. File photograph: Ray Whitehouse/New York Times

North Carolina business leaders on Tuesday called for a repeal of a new state law they blamed for mounting economic losses as opponents of the legisla(...)

Pelé uniquely won three World Cups with Brazil, in 1958, ’62 and ’70, as a result he received a replica of the Jules Rimet trophy from Mexico and Fifa.

Leading items from a major auction of Pelé’s personal possessions have gone on display at the Newbridge Silverware visitor centre in Co Kildare with (...)

The Beatles and George Martin in Abbey Road Studios. “He was the most generous, intelligent and musical person I’ve ever had the pleasure to know,” said Paul McCartney

How vital was George Martin – who died yesterday at the age of 90 – to the extraordinary whirlwind of innovation and creativity that represents the re(...)