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Brandish interviews Tom Doyle, author of ‘Man on the Run’, for #BeatlesWeek

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‘If you’ve been an astronaut and travelled to the moon, what are you going to do with the rest of your life?’  In 2013, Tom Doyle authored the fantastic Man on the Run: Paul McCartney in the 1970s. It traces the very interesting period of 1969-1981 – typically known for drugs busts, Wings, and financial problems – and sheds a new light …

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Alan Partridge was right – why Wings are the band Beatles could have been #BeatlesWeek

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OK, so I am not entirely serious, but up until a few years ago most of those snobby pop culture critics had a bit of a problem with Paul McCartney’s 70s output. It may have been that while Lennon was undergoing primal scream therapy and singing about Working Class Heroes Macca was playing happy families on his remote Scottish farm. Or more likely that at the height …

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The day I met Paul McCartney #BeatlesWeek

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In the dark days between Christmas and New Year 2007 I went to Northern Jamaica to be the second camera operator on a crew making a pilot food programme. It was an incredible trip. Sun, sea, sand, beautiful scenery, friendly and interesting local people and lovely food, of course. We worked long days and there were some tough moments – …

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Oi – let’s all stop having a go at Paul McCartney! 10 reasons why he’s still great #BeatlesWeek

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It’s become worryingly de rigeur in recent times to let out dramatic pantomime groans every time Paul McCartney crops up in conversation or turns up on telly. How has Paul become the target of such scorn? Is it because he kept making music after The Beatles broke up and has had the good health and good fortune to survive? Arguments pitting …

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Has Bradley Wiggins made the double breasted suit jacket a style trend for 2013?

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Every year at the Oscars fashion houses vie to kit the hottest stars in their latest outfits knowing that the coverage generated by that star can make or break a range. Conversely the BBC Sports Personality Of The Year event isn’t something that fashion brands are too concerned with, but maybe, just maybe, the suit that the winner was wearing …

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Nirvana’s finest album – not Nevermind

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For well over a decade now Nirvana fans trawling through websites like Amazon have probably gasped with excitement as they saw previously unknown (to them at least) albums by their heroes with titles like All Of Us and The Story of Simon Simopath. For as they were about to find out, before Kurt and the chaps pinched a Pixies riff …

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Forget Adele and Skyfall, these are the best James Bond songs EVER

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Gun sights darting from each edge of the screen. The iconic theme kicks in. A man in a tuxedo walks into view, turns to the camera. BANG! Fade to red. BOND IS BACK! We’re just weeks away from the release of Skyfall, Daniel Craig’s third outing as 007, and the 23rd adventure for the world’s most famous spy. Today’s also …

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Stella McCartney Menswear? Yes, Please!

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Since turning up at the Met’s Costume Institute Gala with a trinity of her Hollywood girlfriends, Stella McCartney has had a whirlwind week involving everyone from Simon Doonan (creative director of Barneys) to Michelle Obama.

While chatting to the gloriously over-the-top Doonan, Stella was asked about lending her ethical hand to a menswear collection…

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Love The Look: Mark Ronson at Vivienne Westwood

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Mark Ronson has always been a tiptop fashion star and this year has been awash with his sartorial influence. From the stripes and Mod look of early 2008 to the sharp tailoring in kooky fabrics. From the 50s rock-star (read: Elvis) to the fur-clad aristo-geek.

Now, Ronson is taking it upon himself to lead the way with the trapper-hat wearer, ‘Lightspeed Champion,’ look as first established by our (soon to depart-) Jason Dike.

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