In this issue
FREE CD! YELLOW SUBMARINE RESURFACES: MOJO presents a tribute to The Beatles’ classic 1968 soundtrack. Hope on board and enjoy a series of fresh adventures in Pepperland.
THE BEATLES: Following the death of Brian Epstein in August 1967, The Beatles fragmented, dissented, experimented and triumphed. John Harris, Mark Paytress, Martin Aston and Andrew Male speak to the eyewitnesses – from Yoko Ono to Victor Spinetti – who saw it all – Yellow Submarine, Wonderwall, Magical Mystery Tour – first hand.
JIMMY CLIFF: Inspired by gospel, Sam Cooke and Derrick Morgan, trained on a bamboo guitar, shaped by Orange Street and Carnaby Street, Jimmy Cliff hit big in the UK before becoming a Jamaican hero with The Harder They Come. He speaks to Lois Wilson about the past, present and his current Rancid rebirth.
PAUL SIMON: It was an artistic triumph and a political disaster. David Hutcheon speaks to the artists behind the controversial multi-million selling Graceland to discover what they were thinking then, and how they feel about it now.
RICHARD HAWLEY: Not for him the crooning pop success and the glitter of the Brit Awards. The Stygian Sheffield Sinatra speaks to Keith Cameron about his new noise experiments, mortality, and the philosophy of the stars.
LEVON HELM: Garth Hudson, Elton John, Dr. John and Barney Hoskyns pay high tribute to the beating heart of The Band: a storyteller, a grooving soul, a primal force.
REVIEWED: Dexys / Hot Chip / Mayer Hawthorne / The Hives / Bobby Womack / Neil Young And Crazy Horse / Patti Smith / Natalie Duncan / Willie Nelson / Peaking Lights / Can / The Searchers / Sugar / The Rolling Stones / Harry Belafonte DVD / Kraftwerk live and many more.
PLUS! Farewell, MCA / In the studio with Aimee Mann & Buzzcocks / Regina Spektor’s Self Portrait / MOJO Eyewitness: Spike Island / Welcome back, Neneh Cherry / Introducing Savages.
AND FINALLY... Find out who ruined themselves “by growing long hair and smoking funny cigarettes” - only in the new issue of MOJO.