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.

See also Interviews of Historical Interest

Articles and web sites
  • Ringo Starr Receives Knighthood: "I'll Wear It At Breakfast" - BBC news, March 20, 2018
  • 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' at 50 - New York Times, May 30, 2017
  • The Beatles Posters - Tony Booth's legacy
  • Sir George Martin, Beatles Producer, Dies Age 90 - by The Guardian, March 9, 2016
  • Ringo Starr inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame - April 18, 2015
  • Paul & Linda McCartney Legendary Album RAM Set for Deluxe Reissue - MPL promo 2012
  • Paul McCartney & Wings Legendary Band on the Run to be Reissued Nov 2 - Special Ops Media, 2010
  • Paul McCartney - Good Evening New York City - Release - 17th November - Special Ops Media, Sept 30, 2009
  • 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 
  • 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 
  • Example: Soviet committee censors "Aquarium" in 1973 - by Rock Paper Scissors
  • 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
  • McCartney calls for cluster bomb ban - by the BBC News, April 21, 2003
  • Beatle Stamps - by John Whelan, May 3, 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Paul McCartney Wings It Alone - "Music Express", issue #56 (GG70470), April/May 1982
  • 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
  • Dolly Rocker - the 60s modelling career of Pattie Boyd
  • Peggy Lee and Paul McCartney - The story of "Let's Love" - 18 July 1974
  • 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
  • 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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