MOJO 264 cover featuring The Beatles

MOJO 264 / November 2015

It’s The Beatles! This month, as Apple prepare to reissue them with extraordinary restored video elements, MOJO celebrates all of the Fabs’ 27 Number 1 singles: unearthing the stories behind the songs that rocked the world. Plus! John Vs Paul: The Truth! Paul McCartney tells Paul Du Noyer what really went on inside the world’s greatest hit-making team, while the FREE covermount CD presents 15 killer Songs The Beatles Taught Us: Beatle faves from The Isleys to Barrett Strong. Also in the issue: Jean-Michel Jarre, Georgie Fame, Chrissie Hynde, David Bowie, Songhoy Blues, Bob Johnston, Dischord Records, King Crimson, Joanna Newsom, John Peel and U2. Yeah, yeah, and thrice yeah!



FREE CD! Songs The Beatles Taught Us MOJO presents the original versions of 15 tracks covered by John, Paul, George and Ringo, including Shout, Money, Please Mr. Postman and more by the likes of Buddy Holly, Ray Charles, The Isley Brothers and The Marvelettes!

The Beatles Number 1s! As Apple (the Fab one, not the computer one) unleash all 27 chart-toppers in an exciting new package, MOJO salutes the songs that changed the world forever, with a year-by-year examination of Fab Four chart-topping from 1963-1970, packed with feedback, freakitude and Na-Na-Na-Nas.

Plus! Paul On John Inside the ultimate hit-making team! Macca unburdens to Paul Du Noyer in an exclusive extra from the MOJO writer’s new book.

AND! Fabs On Film The Beatles’ promo clips unpacked with their cinematic collaborator Michael Lindsay-Hogg.

David Bowie MOJO investigates a forthcoming Australian mini-documentary about the Dame’s time down under… and the possibility of brand new music!

Jean-Michel Jarre Electronica’s first star returns with protégés in tow, but first: the synth-rock polymath discusses big gigs, space catastrophe and ’80s excess in this month’s MOJO interview.

Georgie Fame The cornerstone of UK R&B – and possibly the only Englishman Van Morrison calls a friend – explains just how he managed to survive impresario Larry Parnes’ ’60 pop stable unscathed.

Songhoy Blues We head to Mali to witness how the jump-up desert rockers – and Yeah Yeah Yeahs favourites – managed to escape Islamist terror in the north of their homeland to earn global rock’n’roll acclaim.

REVIEWED NEW ALBUMS… Joanna Newsom / The Dead Weather / John Grant / Darlene Love / Judy Collins / Billy Gibbons / Chris Cornell / !!! / The Chills / Deerhunter / Rough Trade Shops / Alex G / REISSUES… Harmonia / Carole King / Link Wray / Mogwai / Bert Jansch / Supergrass / Bikini Kill / And more!

Plus! Sexwitch – or Bat For Lashes’ Natasha Khan if you prefer – talks us through her favourite, coven-rocking records / Shaun Ryder discovers multi-tasking as he plans new albums for both Happy Mondays and Black Grape / Robert Forster presents his “elementary” Self Portrait / Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen producer Bob Johnston remembered / Festival high-jinx with Mac DeMarco / The epic musical vision of Kamasi Washington… and much more!