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  1. April 15, 2014

    Allen Toussaint, Ronnie Scott’s, London – review

    Allen Toussaint joked at Ronnie Scott’s about needing a translator when he leaves New Orleans because no one understands a...

  2. March 14, 2014

    John Lennon as writer and artist

    John Lennon’s drawings and manuscripts set to be auctioned at Sotheby’s At Woolton village fete I met him. I was a fat...

  1. February 24, 2014

    The Polo Lounge, Beverly Hills

    Where: Beverly Hills Hotel, Sunset Boulevard WiFi: Yes Plug sockets: Some, but not at every table Espresso: $8 Open: 7am to...

  2. November 1, 2013

    Coulson and Brooks both authorised corrupt payments, court hears

    Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson both authorised corrupt payments to public officials, a jury was told on Friday as it...

  3. September 27, 2013

    Graphic scores: lively alternative ways of writing down music

    Music notation is at best a compromise, at worst a lie. In western culture a five-line stave suspending a pattern of dotted...

  4. August 20, 2013

    Can bosses force their opinions on workers?

    THE PROBLEM Ahead of a recent concert in Canada, Sir Paul McCartney, a longtime vegetarian and supporter of animal rights,...

  5. June 21, 2013

    Genteel crooner who set hearts aflutter

    By some quirk of cultural transmission, a ululating call originating either with Alpine herders or African hunter-gatherers...

  6. April 25, 2013

    Divorce lawyer handling a ‘conveyor belt of upset people’

    The meeting room at Camilla Baldwin’s eponymous law firm in Mayfair, home of high-end jewellers and hedge funds, is a bit...

  7. March 22, 2013

    Eric Clapton: Old Sock

    When you’re acclaimed as one of rock’s greatest guitarists and have just sold a Gerhard Richter painting for £21m then I...

  8. March 8, 2013

    Various artists: Real to Reel, Sound City

    Dave Grohl has made a “rockumentary” about LA’s now-closed Sound City studio where Metallica, Neil Young, Fleetwood Mac and...

  9. March 3, 2013

    Europe is hot ticket for Live Nation

    Live Nation, the global music promoter and venue operator, has doubled its European stadium count and raised its number of...

  10. February 22, 2013

    Plots of fancy

    A tiny village of 198 residents some 180km east of Uruguay’s capital, Montevideo, has seen prices triple in line with those...

  11. January 9, 2013

    Cass expands its City footprint

    Cass Business School, part of London’s City University, will begin teaching short executive programmes in new premises in...

  12. November 30, 2012

    London Business School to expand into landmark building

    Former Beatles Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Star, Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher and Hollywood stars Antonio Banderas and...

  13. November 29, 2012

    College expands to Marylebone town hall

    The former Beatles Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher and the Hollywood actors Antonio...

  14. October 19, 2012

    On the love trampoline

    Country Girl: A Memoir, by Edna O’Brien, Faber, RRP£20, 352 pages Towards the end of Edna O’Brien’s wonderful new memoir,...

  15. October 12, 2012

    Keep calm and bunker down

    The build-up to the Cuban missile crisis, which took place 50 years ago this week, found Britain in frolicking mood. As we...

  16. August 28, 2012

    Judge fears rise of DIY litigants will fan violence

    A senior judge has raised concerns that an influx of people representing themselves in court could lead to more violence...

  17. August 22, 2012

    Pussy? I prefer their old stuff

    The night after the Pussy Riot verdict, with bruises still on my arms from fighting legions of other foreign journalists to...

  18. August 22, 2012

    Stealing Sheep, Madame JoJo’s, London

    According the Daily Mail, Britain’s premier sower of panic, “modern-day sheep rustling is the work of ruthless armed gangs...

  19. August 10, 2012

    Pop and circumstance

     Soundtrack to the Olympics Ludovic Hunter-Tilney Danny Boyle’s opening ceremony contained some astonishing scenes as it...

  20. August 3, 2012

    Creative brief with a dismal legacy

    Newspapers are often wonderful things. But, in this age of the “conversational Olympics” (honestly), when spectator, coach,...

  21. July 17, 2012

    Cash boost for Royal Parks

    London’s Royal Parks have for the first time generated more money than they receive in grants from government, in a sign...

  22. July 3, 2012

    Peter Blake and Pop Music, Pallant House Gallery, Chichester

    The 29-year-old Peter Blake looks sober enough, standing erect in a suburban English garden and gazing out at us with solemn...

  23. June 29, 2012

    Greenpeace fights Shell Arctic plan

    In February, as Royal Dutch Shell was finalising its protracted plans to start exploring for oil off the coast of Alaska,...

  24. June 21, 2012

    Shell’s Arctic plan under fire in Rio

    Royal Dutch Shell is facing a fresh assault on its plans to drill for oil in Arctic waters off Alaska as Sir Paul McCartney...

  25. April 20, 2012

    Obituary: Bert Weedon

    Bert Weedon, the man who taught a generation of schoolboys to strum the guitar, died at his home on Friday at the age of 91....

  26. March 9, 2012

    Awesome foursome

    When the Brodsky Quartet walk on stage at the City of London Festival this summer, in their 40th birthday year, they’ll have...

  27. February 10, 2012

    The majestic survivors

    Her Majesty’s a pretty nice girl, but she doesn’t have a lot to say,” sang Paul McCartney in 1969, bringing his group’s...

  28. February 9, 2012

    News of the World bullying culture came from editors

    A culture of bullying existed at the News of the World and can be found in other UK papers, the Leveson inquiry into press...

  29. February 3, 2012

    Paul McCartney: Kisses on the Bottom

    Paul McCartney says he chose Kisses on the Bottom’s terrible title out of mischief and his record company begged him to...

  30. January 10, 2012

    US rights to six early Beatles songs sold

    US rights to six of The Beatles’ earliest songs are changing hands for the first time in almost 50 years, after a small...

  31. December 6, 2011

    Paul McCartney, O2 Arena, London

    Paul McCartney hit the nail on the head when he sang, “You say goodbye, I say hello,” on his opening number, The Beatles’...

  32. November 25, 2011

    Savoy faire

    It seems appropriate that Alan Thomas, who is based in the Baa Atoll region of the Maldives, should have grown up surrounded...

  33. October 26, 2011

    US seeks assets of African leader’s son

    The US government moved on Tuesday to seize more than $70m of assets owned by the son of the president of Equatorial Guinea,...

  34. October 21, 2011

    Robbie Williams leaves EMI for Universal

    EMI, the UK music group that is in the middle of being auctioned, has lost Robbie Williams, one of its top artists, to rival...

  35. October 14, 2011

    The Man Who Sold the World

    On July 20 1969, the BBC decided to mark the moon landing of Apollo 11 by giving its first airing of a new single by the...

  36. October 14, 2011

    All you need is Twitter

    Celebration time: Tom Ashworth, co owner of Yapp Brothers Christmas has come early for a family-owned luxury wine retailer...

  37. September 25, 2011

    Ocean’s Kingdom, Lincoln Center, New York

    It is known as “the Paul McCartney ballet” for good reason. The ex-Beatle not only composed the music, devised the story and...

  38. Brussels Blog

    September 12, 2011

    How to Rock (and Roll) the EU legislative process

    Brussels has a mysterious way of letting legislative proposals get stuck in the institutional mire – look at the single EU...

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