Fortieth-anniversary rerelease: Graham Chapman in Monty Python’s Life of Brian

MICHAEL PALIN Actor, writer We were on a publicity tour in Amsterdam for Monty Python and the Holy Grail when Eric Idle came up with the title Jesus (...)

Peter Tork: role in the band’s TV adventures was as a goofy, dopey comic foil. Photograph:  Gabe Palacio/ImageDirect
Peter Tork of The Monkees dead at 77
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  • February 21, 2019, 18:10

Peter Tork, bassist-and-singer of 1960s pop sensations The Monkees, has died aged 77. The actor and musician was best known as the keyboardist and bas(...)

A student robot strips to pay her way through college, Las Vegas. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty Images.

Image of the week: Stripper robot It is with regret that we must confirm that while Planet Earth has had a good run, the human race has now entered i(...)

Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars (2017)

Oscar-winning producer Lili Fini Zanuck has clearly put the hours in on this candid biographical portrait of Eric Clapton. Contemporary fans may be a (...)

Following on from his 2009 George Harrison covers EP Tribute To, My Morning Jacket’s Jim James is back in the musical dressing-up box for another roun(...)

Tom Petty performs with the Heartbreakers at the 3Arena,  then known as   the O2, to a packed audience in June 2012. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

US singer Tom Petty has died aged 66 following a heart attack. Spokeswoman Carla Sacks confirmed the singer’s death and said Petty died on Monday nig(...)

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(...)

Rita Coolidge and Kris Kristofferson in 1977. Photograph: by Ron Galella/WireImage

In 1977, Rita Coolidge was 33 and one of the most in-demand rock vocalists in LA. The legendary Delta Lady of the song had won two Grammys for perfor(...)

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