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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.
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- Beatles Bandits
In loving memory of John Lennon (October 9, 1940 – December 8, 1980).
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George Harrison - Living In The Material World. Showing on HBO on October 5 and 6, 2011
Martin Scorsese’s documentary on George Harrison, “Living in the Material World,” made its US premiere at the New York Film Festival on October 4, 2011. The four hour documentary is a must see for all Beatles fans. There’s a ton of footage you’ve probably never seen before including home movies as well as newly recorded interviews with Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono, Eric Clapton and Tom Petty – just to name a few. The film is a fantastic portrait of a fantastic man. Obviously as he was a Beatle, he achieved fame and success that the majority of people on earth will never get to taste and yet he spent his life searching for inner peace. The first half of the documentary covers the Beatles and the second half explores his fascination with spirituality and shows great footage from his solo career.
George’s widow, Olivia Harrison was present to introduce the film and afterwards, Martin Scorsese, Olivia and some of the key film makers did a question and answer session. Spotted at the premiere were Eric Idle, Adrian Grenier, Rita Wilson, Fisher Stevens and Wes Anderson. The film will air on HBO on October 5 and 6th, so make sure you catch it!
Olivia Harrison, Martin Scorsese
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Ringo Starr's Gold Drum
New York Beatles fans will want to head over to the Metropolitan Museum of Art before June 30, 2011 to see a very rare artifact from the Fab Four. Taken from Ringo Starr’s personal collection, the Met is displaying a gold drum that was presented to Ringo by the Ludwig Drum Company in 1964. When The Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show, Ringo was such a fan of Ludwig Drums, he insisted that the brand name be shown on camera. Sales of Ludwig drums went through the roof after the Beatles appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show and as a thank you, the Ludwig Drum Company made and presented Ringo Starr with a drum made out of gold.
Ringo and The Beatles with the gold drum.
The drum is on display at The Met (located at 1000 5th Avenue in New York) through June 30, 2011. The golden drum is located in the Andre Mertens Galleries for Musical Instruments.
Photo by G. The Beatles by Mr. Brainwash.
From left: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, George Harrison by Mr. Brainwash
I know he’s dead, but I love the Beatles so much, I have to wish George Harrison a very happy 68th birthday. How will you celebrate? By listening to his genius “All Things Must Pass” album or with tracks such as “Here Comes the Sun,” “Something,” “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” and “Taxman”? There’s room enough in the day for all the George Harrison brilliance you can wrap your ears around. Happy birthday George!