Archive | March, 2011

The Beatles & The Monkees Friendship

The Monkees were created in 1966 by American television producers inspired to make a TV show about a band after watching The Beatles 1964 film “A Hard Day’s Night”. Many people thought that The Beatles would dislike their made-forTV rivals but they actually welcomed The Monkees when they visited England and were big fans of the show. The Beatles along with manager Brian Epstein even hosted a party for them during the recording sessions for “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.”

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Kurt Cobain In Utero Tour 1993 Stage Angel Wings Mankin

Nirvana “In Utero” Tour Prop Stage Mannequins “Mankin”

Nirvana “In Utero” tour photos are always recognizable because of the angel wing mannequins on stage. The mannequins were inspired from the “transparent anatomical mankin” on the cover of the “In Utero” album. Some of the best photos of Kurt Cobain playing live have these mankins with angel wings in the background. Here are a few of our favorites we came across…

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Prince Purple Rain Motorcycle 1981 Honda 400A Hondamatic

The Details On Prince’s “Purple Rain” Motorcycle

The motorcycle Prince rides in the film Purple Rain and on the cover of the album is a customized 1981 Hondamatic Honda CB400A. The bike was customized by adding fairing, special handlebars and a seat with hot pink velour inserts. Prince’s also added an early version of his symbol painted on a few parts on the bike.

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