Brian Epstein

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Gerry Marsden of Gerry and the Pacemakers on the Ready Steady Go TV show in 1964. Photograph:  Photo by Stanley Bielecki/ASP/Getty Images

With his toothy grin and cheeky manner, Gerry Marsden, who has died aged 78, was one of the prime movers of the Merseybeat sound of the early 1960s. F(...)

Lot 198, rare Padparadscha and diamond ring, €2,500-€3,000, O’Reilly’s

Auction results July 9th, Sotheby’s English Literature, History, Children’s Books and Illustration online auction. Irish woman Mary Dorgan’s 140 lett(...)

Cartoons might not have been cartoons – at least as we know them – without ‘Yellow Submarine’

The Beatles might not have been The Beatles without a little help from their friends. The Fab Four had a gifted team around them, including producer G(...)

Police cordon on Falkner Street, Toxteth, Liverpool after a 30-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder. Photograph: Eleanor Barlow/PA Wire

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after the bodies of a woman and two children were discovered in the former home of John Lennon. Mersey(...)

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(...)

Cilla Black, who has died aged 72. In her long career she overtook Esther Rantzen to become the highest-paid female performer on British television. Photograph: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

The British pop revolution of the 1960s involved not only male guitar bands, but also a plethora of young female singing stars, including Cilla Black,(...)

If you were to canvass new bands about who they need to help them out, a majority would indicate they’re after a manager. Dreamers might seek a rec(...)

Jimi Hendrix’s ex-girlfriend Kathy Etchingham claims that scenes of domestic violence in All Is By My Side are entirely invented. We hardly needed (...)

Surprise surprise: Sheridan Smith as Cilla Black

Back in the heyday of light entertainment, Cilla Black was huge, a proper television personality whose shows Surprise Surprise and Blind Date were rat(...)

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(...)

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