“Death Cab for Cutie” is a song composed by Vivian Stanshall and Neil Innes and performed by the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band. It was included on their 1967 album Gorilla. They are a band created by a group of British art-school denizens of the 1960s. Combining elements of music hall, trad jazz, psychedelic rock, and […]
Ex-Genesis front man and solo artist Phil Collins was an extra in The Beatles’ film A Hard Day’s Night – as one of hundreds of screaming teenagers during the TV concert sequence.
On March 21, 1967, a short way into the The Beatles “Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” session for the Paul McCartney song “Getting Better”, John Lennon announced he was feeling ill and was taken onto the roof of Abbey Road Studios for some fresh air by George Martin. Unbeknownst to Martin, Lennon was actually experiencing and acid trip.
The Beatles album covers of both 1962–1966 (Red) and 1967–1970 (Blue) showed The Beatles looking down from a stairwell at EMI’s Manchester Square headquarters in London. They used the same pose, camera angle, setting and photographer (Angus McBean).
On January 9, 1969 The Beatles introduced an early version of the song “Get Back” known in Beatles folklore as the “No Pakistanis” version. This version is pretty darn racist in protesting immigrants and immigration laws. Hence the famous “Get Back To Where You Once Belonged”
This last known photo of John Lennon and Paul McCartney together was taken by John Lennon’s girlfirend May Pang at the Louis B. Meyer/Peter Lawford Santa Monica house Lennon was renting March 29, 1974.
Malcolm “Mal” Evans is best known as the road manager, assistant, bodyguard and friend of The Beatles. Evans separated from his wife in 1973, and subsequently moved from the UK to Los Angeles, where John Lennon had moved to live with May Pang after his own separation from Yoko Ono. Here’s a photo of Mal a […]
Check out these cool The Beatles Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band era Mii Characters for the Nintendo Wii.
Here is The Beatles famous album cover for Help! The album cover features the group with their arms positioned to spell out a word in flag semaphore, leading most to assume that the band is spelling out the word HELP.
The Beatles wanted to come up with a conclusion for their film “Let It Be.” They had talked about playing a concert on an ocean liner, an old flour mill or a Roman amphitheatre in North Africa. Eventually, they decided to play an unannounced lunchtime concert on the roof of the Apple building on Thursday, January 30, 1969.