Maureen Cleave, Pop Journalist and Beatles Confidante, dies at 87

British journalist Maureen Cleave, one of the first music writers to introduce the Beatles to readers and recording John Lennon’s famous observation that the band was “more popular than Jesus”, died at her home in Aldeburgh on 6 November. England. He was 87 years old. His daughter Dora Nichols confirmed his death. He didn’t give …

Do You Know How The Beatles Ended? Peter Jackson Might Change Your Mind.

For fans who remember Lindsay-Hogg’s movie or read depressing anecdotes from dozens of Beatles books, scenes of Jackson’s lighthearted antics and creative breakthroughs leap off the screen. We see the Beatles smashing each other on the microphone, imitating flamboyant accents, and making an absurd slapstick as if they were in a “Monty Python” skit. “You …

A Year in the Life: Who Gets a Master’s Degree in The Beatles?

LIVERPOOL, UK — As a new semester begins, Wednesday morning students eagerly rushed to the University of Liverpool’s lecture halls to begin courses in archaeology, language and international relations. But in lecture hall 5 of the university’s concrete Rendall Building, a less traditional program was beginning: a master’s degree devoted entirely to the Beatles. “How …