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Friday, May 29, 2009

Pentax Ringo

> I saw today the Beatles anthology on video and when they went to America the> first time,> Paul says: We had a lot of fun taking photographs with our Pentax.> Later you see some photos of Ringo Starr and George Harrison with cameras.> > Are there any more famous Pentax users than the Beatles?>

You should get a hold of a copy of Hard Day's Night. In it, Ringowalks around with his beautiful black pre-Spotmatic around his neckquite a bit.

There are several other celebs who are captured sporting Spotties backin the '60's. One that I recall was an English Royal, one of theprincesses, maybe Anne? Anyway she had one, and she was photographedwearing it.

Don't forget, back in the 60's, Spotmatics outsold all other brands of35mm SLR - combined! Hard to believe, but true. There were lots of'em out there....

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Monday, May 18, 2009

BREAKING NEWS: New found Quarry Men photo!

Experts still confuse about the date taken. Was it June22,1957 or July 6,1957 the day John met Paul? Mark Lewisohn believes in the second theory. See notes for each member's name.

This photo was recently found by Rod Davis, a Quarry Man.

BREAKING NEWS: New found Quarry Men photo!

Friday, May 15, 2009

John Lennon@RollingStone January 1981-cover

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December 8, 1980 .It was taken a few hours before he died...when he saw a test Polaroid photo of this John said to the photographer "You have captured our relationship exactly."

That day is really the Beatles last day.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Billboard history MEET THE BEATLES tops chart!

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It's February 29,1964. See which album you STILL have now!

Thanks GoogleBooks!


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John talks about his Macrobiotics. Yoko about her films. And the Beatles about their new records...turn out to be the White Album.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

I want you to meet Yoko Ono

A new exhibit chronicling John Lennon's New York years will feature guitars, handwritten lyrics, personal items and also the bloody clothes he was wearing the night he was shot.

Lennon moved to New York City with his wife Yoko Ono in 1971, almost two years after he left the Beatles.

The exhibit is especially emotional for Ono, who said including his bloody clothes was a hard decision. But, she said she ultimately decided to do it in order to let people see the effects of gun violence.

Music buffs and Beatles fans won't be disappointed in the display. The music icon's legendary instruments, handwritten lyrics, other clothing and personal possessions will be on display at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Annex NYC in SoHo.

The Beatles' passion for music and art will be explored by the exhibit, but it will also try to capture Lennon's verve for politics and social activism.

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Woman I can hardly express.....

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One of my favorite Lennon love songs. Simple,honest and very sweet. His version is very unique, a few dare to cover.

Woman I can hardly express,
My mixed emotion at my thoughtlessness,
After all I'm forever in your debt,
And woman I will try express,
My inner feelings and thankfullness,
For showing me the meaning of succsess,
oooh well, well,
oooh well, well,

Woman I know you understand
The little child inside the man,
Please remember my life is in your hands,
And woman hold me close to your heart,
However, distant don't keep us apart,
After all it is written in the stars,
oooh well, well,
oooh well, well,

Woman please let me explain,
I never mean(t) to cause you sorrow or pain,
So let me tell you again and again and again,
I love you (yeah, yeah) now and forever,
I love you (yeah, yeah) now and forever,
I love you (yeah, yeah) now and forever,
I love you (yeah, yeah)...

"She was just beauty queen..."--- "No no no...you know what I mean...."

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John and Paul, writing the classic 'I Saw Her Standing There' at Paul's home Forthlin Road. Late 1962.

The Beatles' first day

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22 August 1962, Cavern early morning rehearsal. This is perhaps one of the first photos of Beatles with a new drummer who has rings in his fingers. When I look at this photo today, I see the history, classic!

(In fact, the FAB FOUR first day is 18 August 1962. But there's no photo that day until this one.)