John Lennon

A man in a red suit plays the guitar

Iconic musician Carlos Santana creates ‘mystical medicine music to heal a twisted, crooked world’

Woodstock 50th anniversary music festival has been officially canceled. Carlos Santana, who performed at the epic 1969 Woodstock festival, talks to The World about the power of music to unite and heal a troubled world.

Klaus Voormann, German born artist and friend to The Beatles

Klaus Voormann’s long history with The Beatles

Nano Raies, a singer, composer and songwriter at Berklee College of Music.

This cover of The Beatles’ ‘Drive My Car’ celebrates Saudi women’s new right to drive

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Sun(glasses) King

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Women practice yoga in front of Beatles-themed displays at the ashram of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in Rishikesh

50 years on, India is celebrating the Beatles’ infamous trip to the country

Sean Lennon

The ballad of Sean and Yoko


John and Yoko’s son talks about growing up in their shadow … and then stepping out of it.

Cilla Black with Cliff Richard

Americans and Brits remember Cilla Black


Americans remember Cilla Black as a British Invasion singer in the 1960s. But in the latter half of her 50 year career, British viewers knew her as a popular TV host.

Lennon sculture in Havana, Cuba

You can take your picture with John Lennon in Havana, but don’t mess with his glasses

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A statue of John Lennon has been seated on a bench in a Havana park for the last 13 years. Problem was, Lennon’s circular glasses kept getting stolen — that is, until an aging Cuban man became his guardian.

Billy Bragg

Billy Bragg explains how the roots of Americana music lead back to Britain

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Why was British Musician Billy Bragg invited to present at the 2013 Americana Music Festival? Seems unusual, but Bragg argues that the British were actually integral in developing Americana music after World War II.

Pakistan’s protest music

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A pair of Pakistani professors sings songs of protest — the music is new, but the lyrics are based on the words of iconic poets from the past.