Billy J. Kramer

Sixties legend Billy J. Kramer returns to the North East

He emerged from the Sixties music scene that also gave us The Beatles but Billy J. Kramer is still going strong and has a new album

Sir Bob Geldof and Midge Ure (left) attend a press conference where they announced that they will produce a record to help fight Ebola

Is Band Aid is need of a re-tune? Why charity singles don't always sound the right note

Northumbria University academic  Dr Lee Barron looks at the place of charity singles in popular culture

Geoff Wonfor Grammy winner

Beatles Anthology director shares his memories

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Geoff Wonfor, director of The Beatles Anthology, to share his memories at Whitley Bay Film Festival

Paul's Dream, from the book The Beatles by Mick Manning and Brita Granstrom

Berwick couple produce book on the history of The Beatles

A Berwick husband and wife team have produced a new book on the history of The Beatles

John Wilson

John plays it again at home

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MUSICAL globetrotter John Wilson will conduct the Northern Sinfonia at The Sage Gateshead on Monday in what promises to be an emotional concert.

Surprise survey of wit, ego and genius

MUSIC producer Geoff Wonfor and former Lindisfarne drummer Ray Laidlaw are friends whose work has brought them in touch with some of the best musicians of the time.

Anthony Marcantonio

Family knows the secret to success

Being an established family business with an established brand doesn’t guarantee success.

Peter Rowley

Making the most of a caring society

The boss of Darlington Building Society is a very busy man.

Language of the pits still burns brightly

THE coal mines which once blanketed the North-East have gone, and with them a way of life.

A Lighthouse man turns Orange

THE man who was one half of The Lighthouse Family tells Dan Thomson why life is still beautiful.

Hundreds killed in Borders air crash

Thursday December 22, 1988 - All 273 passengers and crew aboard a Jumbo jet died last night when the aircraft crashed in a fireball in Britain's worst ever air disaster.

McCartney has a private message

Was it peace or victory?

Tourists are just pouring into China

While tsunami-hit destinations like the Maldives and Thailand staged a big recovery in tourism in 2006, Bali suffered badly from terror attacks and the cultural side of Egypt saw big falls in visitors, says tour operator Kuoni.

I wanna hold your hand – Paul

Sir Paul McCartney says he can get so emotional that he needs someone to hold his hand.

Ruling in veil case

A muslim teaching assistant who refused to remove her veil during lessons yesterday won her employment tribunal case for victimisation against the school which suspended her, but lost her claims of discrimination and harassment.

McCartneys at war

The multi-million pound divorce battle between Sir Paul McCartney and his wife took a new twist yesterday with the emergence of claims he mistreated her.

Family affair as anthem hits right note

Anthem For Northumberland, Hall One, The Sage Gateshead

Sting storms charts with lute music

Multi-million-selling pop star Sting stormed to the top of the charts last night - with an album of Elizabethan lute music.

All that jazz

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He's played for Paul McCartney and opened the show for Robbie Williams.

Ready to be played

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Music lovers will have the chance to enjoy young people's vision of Northumberland at a world premiere at The Sage Gateshead this month.


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