Articles of Historical Interest 

This page contains links to writings with some historical interest. This may be a review written twenty or thirty years ago, or a news report from the time. We hope you will enjoy the perspective. Note that the dates generally indicate when the article was published.

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Articles  

  • The colourization of A Hard Day's Night - 2013
  • Revolution 1 outtake very extended, from the White Album, 1968

  • WhatGoesOn.com

    The man who made the first Beatles record - 26 Sept 2008
    WhatGoesOn.com - Santa Monica,CA,USA
    Peter Phillips has created a web site honoring a man you've probably never heard of, a man mainly unknown in the story of the Beatles.  

  • Teenage Lennon in the ATC? - 18 Feb 2008
  • No, the Beatles were not out of tune, Sir Cliff - 4 Feb 2008
  • Strawberry Fields, NYC, visited by TC and L-A 26 Sept 07 - short video
  • Yoko imagines peace on Lennon's birthday - by Ritchie Yorke, October 11, 2007
  • Leslie Woodhead films Yury Pelyushonok -  Aug 1, 2007
  • Beatlology interview with Bruce Spizer, by Brad Howard, March 2007
  • Press Release: Love Track By Track notes - by George and Giles Martin, November 23, 2006
  • 'Fifth Beatle' says that's a wrap - by Reuters, November 17, 2006
  • New Beatles Record Offers Surprising Remixes of Classic Songs - by Cassandra Szklarski,,
            Canadian Press, November 15, 2006
  • After 34 years, The Concert For Bangladesh Just Keeps on Giving - by Francis C. Assisi,
            October 28, 2005
  • Strawberry Field Orphanage Closes - by John Whelan, June 5, 2005
  • A Hard Night's Day (Beatles invasion into Philadelphia, 1964) - PW, April 28, 2004
  • Riders' Too Slim made music history with Beatles 'clues' - by Bill DeYoung, April 22, 2004
  • Let It Be...Naked - a review by John Whelan, Feb 22, 2004
  • All the way from Abbey Road to the Treasure Coast - by Bill DeYoung, Feb 20, 2004
  • John Lennon Les Paul guitar
  • Local couple recall meeting not-so-fab Beatles - by the London Free Press, Feb 7, 2004
  • John Lennon Tribute - by Will Mulholland from Ireland
  • You Say You Want a Velvet Revolution? John Lennon and the Fall of the Soviet Union
             by Dave LaFontana, July 10, 2003
  • McCartneys 'ecstatic' over baby - by the BBC, October 30, 2003
  • The Beatles: Let It Be...Naked - by John Harris, The Guardian, October 19, 2003
  • 'Bitlz' finally make it in Soviet Union - Reuters press, June 17, 1975
  • It's Only Rock 'n' Roll - A look at pop music in Russia by Ed Quillen, 1991
  • Lennon's Death Left Legacy For Prague's Velvet Revolution - by Ron Synovitz, Dec. 2000
  • Rock Around the Bloc: A History of Rock Music in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union -  
             an excellent book review by Richard M. Ebeling, Nov, 1990
  • Example: Soviet committee censors "Aquarium" in 1973 - by Rock Paper Scissors
  • Lennon is back in the USSR - by IC Liverpool, August 30, 2003
  • Confessions of a Soviet moptop - by Mikhail Safonov, August 8, 2003
  • Photographer's Tribute (article on Astrid) - by The Daily Post, July 28, 2003
  • Lennon on Drugs Revealed: the Beatles' secret testimony on marijuana in Canada
             by Norman Provencher, Ottawa Citizen, May 17, 2003
  • McCartney 'Back in the USSR' - by CNN news, May 25, 2003
  • McCartney and Mills expecting baby - by the BBC News, May 28, 2003
  • Moscow Awaits Sir Paul's Russian Debut - Moscow Times, May 22, 2003
  • Protest Over Beatle in Moscow - by the BBC News, May 14, 2003
  • McCartney Rocks Colosseum - by the BBC News, May 12, 2003
  • Rare Beatle Stamps - by John Whelan, May 4, 2003
  • McCartney calls for cluster bomb ban - by the BBC News, April 21, 2003
  • Yoko Ono books anti-war ads - by the BBC News Services, March 13, 03    
  • The Day the Beatles Hooked me - by Jean-Pierre Allard, Ottawa Citizen, Feb 9, 03
  • Bob at the 'Phil': The Return of the Ghost of Mersey Beat Past. 'For One Nite Only'
             - by Liverpool's Joe Robinson, January 23, 2003
  • Le Dain Commission of Inquiry into the Non-Medical Use of Drugs. "The Private
            Testimony of John Lennon", December 22, 1969, Health Canada.  
            Researched by John Whelan, Chief Researcher for the Ottawa Beatles Site,
            published January 19, 2003
  • John Lennon Wall in Prague - by Jean-Pierre Allard, freelance reporter, Dec. 8, 2002
  • Autographs of Billy Preston, Pete Best, Louise Harrison, May Pang and
            Cynthia Lennon - by John Whelan, Sept. 28, 2002
  • The Best of Fellas - The Story of Bob Wooler, Liverpool's First D.J.
            - Spencer Leigh's new book with commentary by Joe Robinson, Sept. 23, 2002
  • Pete Best: Once A Beatle, Always a Beatle - San Francisco Chronicle, June 2002
  • Paperback Writer: Books on the Beatles - by John Whelan, June 2002
  • Fan Club Memorabilia - by John Whelan, July 2001
  • Sound and Vision (profile on Sir George Martin) - by the Guardian, June 30, 2001
  • Sid Bernstein - by Glyn Emmerson, NY Rock, May 2001
  • Stage sell-off angers fans, 13 April 2001
  • Beatles brought down communists'  (Milos Forman) - BBC, March 21, 2001
  • Paint it Black Beatles -> Pixies -> Nirvana (Tony loves them all)
  • Fidel Castro unveils statue of John Lennon - Reuters, December 9, 2000
  • He loves them, yeah, yeah, yeah - Ottawa writer looks at Beatles influence
             on Soviet Culture - by Bruce Deachman, Ottawa Citizen, Nov 17, 2000
  • Imagine all the talent - John's art on show in Toronto, October 9, 2000
  • How Jane Asher met Paul - by Tony Aspler - Sept 4, 2000
  • George Martin - biography by Frank Houston, Salon.com,  July 2000
  • How George met Ravi Shankar - The Guardian, Sept 25, 1999
  • Roy Young plays Lennon's Steinway piano - Toronto, 1996
  • The man who gave the Beatles away - by Gare Joyce, Globe and Mail, Sept 5, 1992
  • Iain Macmillan discusses his photography for the "Abbey Road" album cover
             in an article by the Guardian, August 9, 1989
  • EMI - A Brief History - by Bob and Susana Kerstein, Scripophily.com
  • Lennon dreamed for us all - by Bill Provick, Ottawa Citizen, 1980
  • 5,000 say farewell to Lennon - by Jane Taber, Ottawa Citizen, 1980
  • Murray the K of WINS radio - by Martin A. Grove, 1978
  • "Paul is Dead" hoax - CFNY-FM audio retrospective, hosted by Dave Marsden
             featuring John Small of WKNR, October, 1978
  • Yellow Submarine - by Martin A. Grove - 1978
  • Not just any immigration case - Lennon v. United States 527 F. 2nd 187 (1975)
  • Dolly Rocker - the 60s modelling career of Pattie Boyd
  • Peggy Lee and Paul McCartney - The story of "Let's Love" - 18 July 1974
  • Lynn meets all four Beatles interviewed by Tony Copple in Ottawa in 2002. ~1970.
  • The Allen Klein affidavit - 1970
  • Paul and Linda appear at the 43rd Grammy Award - 1970
  • Drugs: John pledges help - by Tracey Morey, Ottawa Citizen,  Dec 24, 1969
  • John, Yoko send love to Lester Pearson - Dec 24, 1969
  • Praise for Trudeau from the Lennons - the Globe and Mail, Dec 24, 1969
  • Year One: A.P. (After Peace) - new John and Yoko photos and interview with
             Timothy Porteous, Prime Minister Trudeau's Executive Assistant, 1969/2002
  • The Lennons meet Trudeau - Ottawa Citizen, Ottawa Journal, Dec 23, 1969
  • Bagism - Canadian Press, Dec 23, 1969
  • John and Yoko as house guests at Ronnie Hawkins - Globe and Mail, Dec 22, 1969
  • Lennon plans peace festival at Mosport in July - Globe and Mail, Dec 18, 1969
  • Records seized, Lennon talks kindly about customs men - Globe and Mail, Dec 17, 1969
  • John and Yoko's arrival at Toronto  - Globe and Mail, Dec 17, 1969
  • Peace in our town - Editorial by the Globe and Mail, Dec 16, 1969
  • Pop Myth-Takes: a prolegomenon - by Mel Green, Octopus, Nov 21, 1969
  • Detroit trio fans up Paul McCartney - by Ritchie Yorke, October 22, 1969
  • George Harrison - interviewed by Ritchie Yorke, September, 1969
  • John Lennon reviews Abbey Road interviewed by Tony McArthur, Sept 1969
  • Toronto gig spelled the end for the magical mystery tour - by Mitch Potter and
             Peter Goddard, the Toronto Star
  • Live Peace In Toronto, 1969 (an oral history) - by John Whelan, February 20, 2005
  • Letters to the Editor - Ottawa Journal, June 1969
  • Beatle's Peace Crusade - by Sandy Gardiner, Ottawa Journal, June 6, 1969
  • Lennon passes up visa, flies home - by Ritchie Yorke, June 6, 1969
  • A quiet day in the Lennon's Life - by Ritchie Yorke, June 5, 1969
  • Lennon's day in Ottawa - Ottawa Citizen, June 3, 1969
  • In the steps of John & Yoko - Ottawa Beatles Site, June 3, December 23, 1969 / 2001
  • Bed-in leaves city for Ottawa - Montreal Gazette, June 3, 1969
  • Montreal hippies storm Lennon's "Lie-in" - Canadian Press, June 2, 1969
  • Embeatled peace - Montreal Gazette, June 2, 1969
  • Tom Smothers at the bed-in - Montreal Gazette, June 2, 1969
  • Peace and Love - Montreal Gazette, May 31, 1969
  • Derek Taylor profile - Montreal Gazette, May 31, 1969
  • The Blond Singing Star from Pontardawe - Globe & Mail, May 31, 1969
  • Timothy Leary at the bed-in - Montreal Gazette, May 31, 1969
  • Rabbi joins Beatle in song - Montreal Gazette, May 31, 1969
  • John & Yoko take 2nd try for U.S. visas - Montreal Gazette, May 30, 1969
  • Lennon makes second attempt to enter U.S. - Canadian Press, May 30, 1969
  • Lennon 'selling' Peace - Canadian Press, May 29, 1969
  • Press elbow about peace bed-in - Canadian Press, May 28, 1969
  • Restful war for peace - Montreal Gazette, May 28, 1969
  • Beatle bedded down - Canadian Press, May 28, 1969
  • John & Yoko arrive in Montreal - Montreal Gazette, May 27, 1969
  • Acorns for peace - Canadian Press, May 27, 1969
  • Lennons bring message for youth to Canada - by Ritchie Yorke, May 27, 1969
  • Lennons arrive in Toronto, detained at airport - May 25, 1969
  • Lennon to broadcast to U.S. from Bahamas - May 24, 1969
  • George visits Ottawa - Ottawa Citizen, Mar 3, 1969
  • How I won the war - with Michael Crawford, John Lennon, released 18 Nov 1967
  • And They Called Him 'Mister Epstein' - by Sandy Gardiner, Ottawa Journal, Sept 1, 1967
  • Epstein's Death Fills UK Pop World With Speculation - Canadian Press, Aug 29, 1967
  • Still Young, Wealthy, Together And Singing - The Weekend Magazine, May 20, 1967
  • LSD 'helped' Beatle - June 19, 1967
  • Beatles's song nasty -- BBC - June 9, 1967
  • Starting out: Cilla Black - by Caroline Silver, 1966
  • Beatle on his ownLook article about John Lennon, 1966
  • Does success bug Pete Best? - Ottawa Journal, 1965
  • Do the Beatles giggle? - 1965
  • The Beatle menace: how to preserve public safety when four kids from Liverpool visit
             Canada - by Allan Fotheringham, Maclean's magazine, Sept. 19, 1964
  • How Elvis survived the faddish years, and why the Beatles may go on forever
             - by Wendy Michener, Maclean's magazine, Sept. 19, 1964
  • Building the Beatle Image - by Vance Packard, Saturday Evening Post, 1964
  • Will we all become Beatle Nuts? - Ottawa Journal, Feb 10, 1964
  • Essay for Feb 11, 1964 - Nurktwn, Rec.Music.Beatles
  • Beatles Blast Roof off Carnegie Hall - 1964
  • Mrs. Beatle shuns the limelight - by Anthea Goddard, Ottawa Journal, 1964
  • Cilla Black - by Peter Norman, Ottawa Journal, 1964
  • Ottawa Journal's "Hit Parade" - 1964
  • Beatles meet Cassius Clay - 1964
  • Beatlemania: The High Price of Success - by Sandy Gardiner, Ottawa Journal, 1964
  • The Beatles in Washington - by Bruce Phillips, Ottawa Citizen, 1964
  • You can't ignore those Beatles -  Ottawa Citizen, Editorial, 1964
  • "Beatlemania" - coined by Sandy Gardiner, Ottawa Journal - 1963
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