John Lennon

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A detail from  Elina Brotherus’s La Main. Photographs courtesy of Raccolta Della Fotografia Galleria Civica di Modena.

Does it matter what an artist looks like? Surely we should only care about the work they do. Yet we are usually very curious about appearances, perhap(...)

Teen scene: Josh McClorey, Pete O’Hanlon, Ross Farrelly and Evan Walsh re-creating The Beatles in Hamburg. Photograph: Davin O’Dwyer
Bright Strypes

It is an unremarkable-looking doorway in a ramshackle red-brick laneway, but it is the scene of one of the most famous images of early rock’n’roll his(...)

A custom-made electric guitar played by the late John Lennon and George Harrison  sold at a New York auction yesterday for $408,000. Photograph: Julien’s Gallery/Reuters

A custom-made electric guitar played by the late John Lennon and George Harrison of the Beatles sold at a New York auction yesterday for $408,0(...)

Protesters carry signs during a demonstration organized by various organizations and movements in Brasilia. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

When Marco Feliciano was appointed to head the human rights and minorities commission in Brazil’s c(...)

Richie Havens: improvised the anthem ‘Freedom’ on stage. Photograph: Getty Images

Richie Havens, who has died of a heart attack aged 72, is best known for his opening performance at the historic 1969 Woodstock festival. (...)

A  fireman runs through the rubble of the Alfred P. Murrah federal building April, 1995,  after the explosion destroyed the federal building, killing 168 people.  Timothy McVeigh was convicted of the bombing. Photograph: Reuters
Timeline: Terror in The US
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  • April 17, 2013, 06:00

February 26th, 1993 A bomb in a van explodes in the underground World Tr(...)

Robert Redford as baseball player Roy Hobbs in the film 'The Natural’. Photograph: Getty

The new baseball season will officially open across America next week with the usual fanfare and hyper-speculation but one of the stranger and (...)

Iggy and the Stooges performing at Mohawk during the South By Southwest festival in Austin, Texas this month. Photograph: Josh Haner/The New York Times

The gap between the truly great and the merely good is always widening. There has never been so much music, film, literature, TV, art, theatre (...)

Inez Flynn from Whyte's Auctioneers with an origional recording of a young and unknown Elvis Presley from July 5th, 1954. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

A pop and rock memorabilia auction in Dublin at the weekend includes rare acetate and vinyl records, autographs, photographs and other items f(...)

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