The Beatles

Live Review: Paul McCartney – Allianz Stadium, Sydney (27.10.23)

October 30, 2023

How does someone with more than 60 years of music fit it all into a headline show? The answer is, dear reader, they don’t. It’s simply not possible. Playing night one of two at Allianz Stadium, the legendary Paul McCartney did however manage to warm the hearts, ears, memories and nostalgia of the Sydney crowd […]

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11 Years, 11 Moments: Watch Lime Cordiale, Deep Sea Arcade & More pay tribute to The Beatles for our 4th Birthday

August 22, 2019

Over the coming months, as we celebrate our 11 years online, we’ll be looking back at 11 of our most memorable moments of running this website. We already took you back to a very intimate performance from Ed Sheeran in 2011. Today we move to August 2012, when we celebrated our 4th birthday. While we’d […]

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Interview: John Waters reflects on Lennon – Through a Glass Onion ahead of Sydney Opera House shows

February 19, 2019

Created and performed by renowned Australian actor/musician John Waters and esteemed singer/pianist Stewart D’Arrietta, Lennon – Through a Glass Onion is part concert and part biography, revealing the essence of the life and astonishing talent of one of the most admired icons of the past century. It’s a compelling story and features 31 iconic hits […]

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Album Review: The Beatles White Album Experience delivers for Beatles fans on 50th anniversary

November 14, 2018

50 years ago, The Beatles released what is considered by many, one of the greatest albums of all time. The double album featuring 30 tracks, although technically self-titled, quickly became known as simply, The White Album. Now, five decades later, Spotify has facilitated the release of The Beatles White Album Experience, a 107 track audio-visual playlist that has attempted […]

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No trip to Las Vegas is complete without a little bit of Love

January 18, 2018

In June 2017, one of the most influential and celebrated albums of all time – The Beatles‘ Sgt. Peppers Lonely Heart Club Band – celebrated its 50th Birthday in the USA. As a self-confessed Beatles obsessive, I took to the skies and headed to the permanent Cirque du Soleil production in Las Vegas, Love, which […]

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Live Review: Paul McCartney leaves a packed AAMI Park Stadium grinning from ear to ear

December 8, 2017

Wednesday marked the second and final performance of the legendary Sir Paul McCartney in Sydney, as he continues his One by One Tour around the country. By now, you’ve likely heard just how brilliant these shows have been, cramming in upwards of 40 songs in 3 hours – the vast majority of those tracks Beatles […]

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Here’s the setlist from Paul McCartney’s first show in Australia since 1993

December 2, 2017

The legend of The Beatles, Wings and countless songs and projects from the last fifty-plus years returned to Australia tonight for his first tour in almost 25 years. Paul McCartney‘s show at NIB Stadium in Perth – ahead of five dates along the east coast – brought with it a jam packed, three hour setlist […]

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Why Cirque du Soleil’s Love in Las Vegas remains one of the best stage shows on the planet

August 9, 2017

On June 1st, one of the most influential and celebrated albums of all time – The Beatles‘ Sgt. Peppers Lonely Heart Club Band – celebrated its 50th Birthday in the USA. As a self-confessed Beatles obsessive, I took to the skies and headed to the permanent Cirque du Soleil production in Las Vegas, Love, which […]

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Producer Giles Martin talks about the state of streaming as Sgt. Peppers celebrates its 50th Anniversary

June 7, 2017

Just under two weeks ago now, the classic Beatles album Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band – widely acknowledged as one of the best and most important albums of all time – celebrated its 50th Anniversary, with the release of a brand new remixed, repackaged and remastered special edition, produced by the son of the […]

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Interview: Elvis’s best friend Jerry Schilling talks about the Elvis Live: The Wonder of You tour and the man himself

June 5, 2017

In one way or another, Elvis has been a part of everyone’s musical exploration. He is an artist who has transcended generations with his groundbreaking songs, and it’s incredibly hard to think he’s not with us anymore. His music does live on however, and with Elvis Live: The Wonder of You touring the country at this […]

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Beatles producer Giles Martin talks about reinventing the home speaker experience with the Sonos PLAYBASE

April 3, 2017

When Sonos announces a new speaker, the whole world takes notice. This is a company that has spent the last 15 years focused on quality over quantity, with years of R&D behind every new speaker that hits the shelves. And tomorrow we’ll be enjoying the latest addition to their product line: the PLAYBASE – a […]

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Aussie fans of The Beatles are getting a jam-packed special edition for Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years

October 28, 2016

It was only supposed to be in cinemas for one week, but The Beatles documentary Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years saw fans of the iconic British group come out in their droves. It made the release so popular that some cinemas are still showing it, well over a month after it was […]

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Review: Not only did the Californian festival Desert Trip showcase history, but it created its own too

October 24, 2016

Some of history’s greatest bands took over the Californian desert last weekend. Classic tunes, epic productions and moonlight bliss created something special for the history books. HOW THE FESTIVAL WORKED Six acts: Bob Dylan + The Rolling Stones (Friday), Neil Young + Paul McCartney (Saturday), The Who + Roger Waters (Sunday), played over three days on […]

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Film Review: The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years (M) (USA, 2016) takes us back to Beatlemania

September 17, 2016

It’s probably impossible for any film or documentary that covers The Beatles to ever be disappointing. It’s also challenging for any to shed light on an interesting aspect of the band that may not have been covered before. Director Ron Howard opts to focus this project on a particularly hectic and whirlwind time in the […]

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The AU Review’s 101 Greatest Songs of All Time: Part Three – 50 to 26

May 31, 2016

And this week in our countdown of the 101 Greatest Songs of All Time, we reach the illustrious Top 50, as voted by our contributors. Where last week, we saw some classic compositions by some of pop and rock music’s legends mix in with the likes of Sia and Gotye, this week sees some iconic musical gifts from Bowie, The […]

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The AU Review’s 101 Greatest Songs of All Time: Part Four – The Top 25

May 30, 2016

Today, we find ourselves at the top end of our 101 Greatest Songs of All Time countdown. We’ve already seen some classic gems mixed in with some older favourites further down the list but as we look at this eclectic Top 25, there are definitely some tunes in here that might surprise. When it came […]

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The AU Review’s 101 Greatest Songs of All Time: Part Two – 75 to 51

May 24, 2016

Last week, we brought you the first 25 songs of our 101 Great Songs of All Time feature. The initial batch represented the varied and diverse tastes of the AU’s contributors and as we continue on with our look at some of the best music made across multiple genres, this week’s instalment takes in sounds […]

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Film Reviews: Paul McCartney: Live Kisses (US, 2012) & BBC Electric Proms: Paul McCartney (UK, 2007)

April 27, 2014

Paul McCartney: Lives Kisses and BBC Electric Proms: Paul McCartney see the former Beatle performing songs, having fun and getting nostalgic. They also show two very different sides of Macca. The former sees him taking a leaf out of his parents’ songbook and doing covers of the easy-listening tunes that featured on his Kisses On […]

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Film Review: Good Ol’ Freda (UK & USA, 2013)

April 21, 2014

When people think of John, Paul, George and Ringo, a name that doesn’t immediately spring to mind is Freda Kelly. But this humble, Liverpudlian woman was the group’s secretary; manager, Brian Epstein’s assistant; and the head of their fan club for 11 years. Good Ol’ Freda is a quaint little documentary about an inspiring woman […]

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Film Review: Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! (France, 2012)

April 8, 2014

Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! is a documentary film, travel guide and labour of love about The Beatles. In the course of an hour the director and presenter, Fabrice Ziolkowski visits the places in Liverpool and London that were important to the Fab Four. He also does this during International Beatle Week and he discovers that the […]

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A look ahead at Studio Loves: The Beatles on Foxtel’s Studio 132

April 3, 2014

It was 50 years ago today, Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play. Not quite. This year marks the 50th anniversary of The Beatles only visit to Australia and the year that Beatlemania hit. In 1964 the band performed to 73 million viewers on The Ed Sullivan Show, played multiple overseas concerts, met Bob Dylan, […]

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One Movement Music Festival: Day One – The Esplanade, Perth (09.10.10)

October 14, 2010

  Saturday for me did not start off at the festival site, instead I attended a “bed in” at the Parmelia Hilton, and it was planned as a re-creation of the famous bed-in’s of John Lennon and Yoko Ono back in the 60s and 70s. The purpose however on this day was to commemorate the […]

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