To celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Beatles landing in America, Morrison Hotel Gallery has a special exhibit of Beatles photos on display curated by Julian Lennon. 25 photos are on display in New York and a further 25 are being shown in Los Angeles.
Paul and George
Many of these photos have never been seen before and as you can see in the above photo of Paul McCartney, it is absolutely stunning.
Paul and John by Pattie Boyd
Pattie Boyd, who took the above photo of the Beatles circa “The White Album” was in attendance at the opening night reception. More on Pattie in a moment.
The Morrison Hotel Gallery is located in its new space at 116 Prince Street, Second Floor in Manhattan.
As a bonus photo, the Ed Sullivan Theater, where the David Letterman Show now tapes, commemorated the Beatles 50th anniversary by posting this flashback sign above the theater, which I froze my little buns off to photograph for you, my dear readers 🙂
Ed Sullivan Theater
Now back to Pattie Boyd. Pattie was married to George Harrison and was with George on the night that George and John Lennon took LSD for the first time, which is arguably one of the most important events in music history as the night totally changed the Beatles sound into something much more experimental which of course has influenced every band to come out since. She is the inspiration behind tracks such as “Something” and “For You Blue” and as she was later married to Eric Clapton, she is also the inspiration for “Layla.” WOW! She attended the opening night reception and was extremely nice. See what the gorgeous (and still gorgeous) Pattie Boyd looks like after the jump.
In another one of my epic and unplanned adventures, chance brought me to the Ed Sullivan Theater where the David Letterman show tapes. I was in the area for a completely different reason (and that mission was accomplished, thanks for asking!), when I saw that a taping was getting out. I had time to kill before my next mission so I joined the mob-scene when actor Chris Hemsworth was leaving the studio. Not only is the man drop dead gorgeous, but he was extremely nice too! It was a “Beatle-Mania” kind of situation with security guards, screaming girls, fans, autograph hounds and passers by stopping to gawk at the scene. Regardless, Hemsworth tried to accommodate as many people as possible including me (as you can see above). I did the best I could considering that everyone was trying to get a piece of him (and understandably so!)
Could be he any hotter? Doubtful, according2g. Thanks so much Chris for really being a cool guy and best of luck for your new movie “The Avengers” which opens in the USA today, April 27, 2012!
Chris Hemsworth signing autographs for fans at the Ed Sullivan Theater.
I am still buzzing from seeing Liam Gallagher of Oasis’ new band Beady Eye. Making the night better, I saw them perform at Live On Letterman, inside the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York. Making the night better, Beady Eye performed an hour long set. Making the night better, we were allowed to take photos and video if we so chose. Making the night better, I met Liam Gallagher after the set was over. By this point you probably want to punch me, drunken bar room brawl style. I think this video, which is in crystal clear quality, will make you put down the guns and throw up the love sign.
On June 22, 2011, Beady Eye made their US television debut on Late Night with David Letterman. Several short hours later, Beady Eye played an hour long set for Live On Letterman at the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York. I was the lucky recipient of free tickets to the taping which was broadcast live on the web. This was a great experience for me for so many reasons. First, I’d never been inside the Ed Sullivan Theater, a place that is overflowing with some of the greatest performances in TV history. The Doors, Elvis Presley, The Beatles and Prince have all performed inside this historic venue – need I say more? Also, I never had the opportunity to see Oasis live and I have a previous engagement during Beady Eye’s sold out show at Webster Hall on June 23, 2011, so my chances of ever seeing Liam Gallagher were not looking good. Live on Letterman changed all that for me!
The Letterman staff were very organized and we were escorted to our seats around 7:30 for the 8 pm taping. It was cool being on the set while we waited for the show to start. Seconds before the taping began, an announcement came over the PA system – “feel free to take photos, tweet and text during the show!” With that great news, Beady Eye hit the stage and played songs such as “Bring The Light,” “Millionaire,” “Beatles and Stones,” “Wigwam,” “Kill For A Dream,” and “The Roller” from their album “Different Gear, Still Speeding.” Liam looked and sounded great and seemed to be in a great mood.
I was fortunate enough to meet Liam Gallagher after the show, but that experience was so epic, it deserves a separate post, so stay tuned! Thanks again to Live On Letterman for a fantastic night!