The ‘Paul Is Dead’ Conspiracy Theory

As it's Halloween, it seems fitting to take a look at one of the weirdest elements of the Beatles story: the 'Paul is Dead' conspiracy theory. Although it originated way back in 1967, it endures to this day. In fact, since the advent of the internet, it's probably become even more of a big deal,…

Song Spotlight: Yes It Is

This is the second part of a new series looking at some of my favourite Beatles songs. Last week the spotlight was on 'She's Leaving Home', and now it's time to take a look at what is arguably one of the most underrated songs in the band's back catalogue: 'Yes It Is'. Written by John Lennon, 'Yes…

Song Spotlight: She’s Leaving Home

Asking a Beatles fanatic to choose their favourite song is a bit like asking them to name their favourite time of day to breathe. It's a hard enough question with most artists, so when it comes The Beatles, it's a thousand times more difficult. So it may seem crazy to even attempt to write about…

The Beatles Are Not Just For Boomers

I read an article today which argued that the world should move on from The Beatles because they were always overrated — the usual, really. It's an opinion I've heard many times, but what irked me about this particular article was the author's claim that the reason for The Beatles' enduring popularity is the 'arrogance' of the Baby…

The Liverpool Adventure – Part 2

Following our hectic day of Beatles sightseeing in Liverpool, Adele and I caught up on some much-needed sleep and woke up bright and early on Saturday morning for our first proper day of Beatleweek. Having picked up our wristbands and itinerary at the very fancy Adelphi hotel (where we unfortunately weren't staying!) we wandered over to…

The Liverpool Adventure – Part 1

When I was growing up, I didn't have any friends with whom I could share my Beatles obsession. It wasn't until 2012, when I started university, that this changed. I still remember the exact moment. I was sitting in a tutorial in a computer lab when I casually mentioned The Beatles to Adele, the girl sitting…

My 5 Least Favourite Beatles Songs

Despite being the most influential band of the last century, The Beatles had some weak links in their back catalogue. It's okay — everyone does. I would be very surprised to come across a Beatles fan who doesn't have at least one song they dislike (if that fan is you, I'm very surprised!) so just for fun,…