John Lennon

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Davide Martello playing in Paris on Saturday. “Everything started in a Irish pub in Konstanz while I was watching the soccer match. After I saw that insane violence I just followed my heart and went to Paris with my piano.” Photograph: Twitter

The man who played John Lennon’s Imagine on a grand piano outside the Bataclan theatre in tribute to the victims of the Paris attacks has been identif(...)

Looking for Clews: Kevin Barry. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Kevin Barry was a little nervous when he realised that the central character of his latest novel was going to be John Lennon. He “brickin’ it”, he say(...)

A book by Irish author Kevin Barry about former Beatle John Lennon taking a tour around the west coast of Ireland has won a prestigious literary award. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

A book by Irish author Kevin Barry about former Beatle John Lennon taking a tour around the west coast of Ireland has won a prestigious literary award(...)

Clockwise from top left, Alex Barclay, Marty Whelan, Louise Phillips and Kevin Barry

  Alex Barclay My livingroom bookshelves are my favourite part of the house. They arrived as big, filthy, spider-covered pieces of oak(...)

FOOD FOR THOUGHT Two museums devoted to food, in London and New York, open this week. First up is the British Museum of Food, left, (bompas(...)

Detail from Rest Energy (1980), by Marina Abramovic and Ulay. Copyright Marina Abramovic and Ulay; courtesy the Sean Kelly Gallery, New York

What We Call Love: From Surrealism to Now   Works by modern and contemporary artists, including Dalí, Duchamp, Giacometti, Oppenheim, Pica(...)

John Lennon and Paul McCartney with George Martin (left) and Neil Aspinall at Abbey Road studios. Photograph: Henry Grossman/Govinda Gallery

The Beatles are here, there and everywhere – forever and ever. Just when you think there can be no further thoughts on how to sell even more albums(...)

August 1960: George Harrison (second right), Paul McCartney (centre),   Stuart Sutcliffe (fourth left) and Pete Best (right)  of the Beatles’ then current line-up, with members of their touring party, at the Arnhem-Oostberbeek War Cemetery, the Netherlands,  as the band journeyed from Liverpool to Hamburg. File photograph: Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Researchers claim to have discovered the first World War grave of the grandfather of former Beatle George Harrison in northern France. Pte Henry Harr(...)

Jimmy Deenihan TD has backed a call for the establishment of a substantial memorial to the Liberator, Daniel O’Connell in the UK. Pictured is the O’Connell street statue. Photograph: Eric Luke

Former Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Jimmy Deenihan TD has backed a call for the establishment of a substantial memorial to the Liber(...)

Georgie Fame, John Minihan and Van Morrison outside Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, Soho London 1994

PAUL BRADY The first time I met Van Morrison was the summer of 1980. We shared an agent at the time, Paul Charles at the Asgard agency, and I h(...)

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