Paul McCartney

In 1964, the Beatles had most of the world’s cameras fixed on them. However, a young Paul McCartney was looking right back at the world. Ahead of his Australian tour, we explore the musical legend’s photos from that time – of screaming fans and poolside cocktails – and get the story and candid snaps from the eye of the Beatlemania storm.

More highlights in our edition:

  • Spice Girl Mel B talks girl power, pop and empowering others in her Letter to My Younger Self.
  • Writer Virginia Muzik talks about her soul-enriching bond with a family of magpies, while Alex Croft lets fly on this month’s Aussie Bird Count – the nation’s biggest citizen science event.
  • In The Big Picture, David Wadelton takes us on a nostalgic trip through the inner-city Melbourne homes of a more colourful era.
  • Singer-songwriter Deborah Conway on refusing to compromise in a “naturally exploitive” industry, and creating music on her own terms.
  • Irish director John Carney (Once, Sing Street) chats about his latest musical film about a mother, son and found guitar.
  • Award-winning poet and human rights lawyer Sara M Saleh talks about her debut novel, a coming-of-age story set across Lebanon, Egypt and Australia.
  • In Tastes Like Home, Daen Lia dishes up the best Cheesy Roast Garlic Bread known to humanity!
  • Plus, the Kids Cover Comp is back! We’re calling on junior artists aged 12 and under to help us design our cover this Christmas. Not only will their artwork shine bright front and centre of our national magazine, it will also help Big Issue vendors earn an income these holidays. Find out how to enter here!

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