John Lennon

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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(...)

Fifth-class students taking part in the philosophy and ’thinking time’ session at Balbriggan Educate Together NS, Balbriggan, Co Dublin, with class teacher John Rice (left) and resource teacher James Hayden. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

John Lennon sang, “Imagine no possessions, I wonder if you can.” Well, primary-school pupils at Balbriggan Educate Together had a shot at wondering ju(...)

There’s no greater debate in rock music: Lennon or McCartney? We sat down with two local musicians to verbally slug it out. In the red corner, repr(...)

(L-R) Paul McCartney, George Harrison, John Lennon & Ringo Starr of the Beatles, taking a dip in a swimming pool . (Photo by John Loengard//Time Life Pictures/Getty Images)
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  • November 2, 2013, 01:51

As a Beatles scholar, Mark Lewisohn has no serious rival. In books such as The Beatles Recording Sessions and The Complete Beatles Chronicle he took p(...)

Donovan  during a soundcheck ahead of his talk about The Beatles’  White Album on the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ only Irish concert which was being celebrated in  the Trinity Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin, tonight.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Renowned folk singer Donovan was to speak tonight in Trinity College Dublin on how he influenced The Beatles’ White Album. Donovan spent eight weeks w(...)

Temper-Mental MissElayneous

Once upon a time music was the news. Accounts of battles, rebellions and atrocities travelled from place to place in songs. There were patriotic an(...)

Music students from Dundalk Youth Centre taking part in a workshop on the John Lennon Music Mobile an Education Tour Bus. Engineer Jamie Thompson, Conor Loughnan and Kate Rogers play outside the bus at the National Concert Hall today. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Students attached to the U2-funded Music Generation project have been given a chance to participate in a venture founded by another musical icon; John(...)

Róisín Donohoe, Róisín Fahy and friends with producer Hans Tanner on the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

It may have been The Who who penned Magic Bus but it’s the legacy of former Beatle John Lennon that has created a different kind of “magic bus” – one (...)

The history of West Skeam Island, Roaring Water Bay, west Cork, reads like something from a Dan Brown novel. There’s a rumoured Viking burial ground, (...)

Luis Suarez during Uruguay’s Confederations Cup against Brazil last month. Photograph: Scott Heavey/Getty Images

Liverpool’s wantaway striker Luis Suarez has been included in the 28-man squad for their pre-season tour of Indonesia, Australia and Thailand.Suarez’s(...)

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