Morrison Hotel Gallery Celebrates The 50th Anniversary of The Beatles Arrival in New York

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The Beatles

The Beatles

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

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

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.

Paul

Paul

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

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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An Encounter with Ringo Starr

Posted by The G on June 25, 2012 under Encounters with G | 2 Comments to Read

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Ringo Starr and Geoffrey Dicker

Ringo Starr and Geoffrey Dicker

O M G!  Before I go any further, my deepest gratitude to Anne Raso and Gail Worley for getting me into such a marvelous event.  Ringo Starr was in New York to celebrate an exhibit of his art. As you can imagine, the gallery was packed to the rafters with art aficionados, Beatles fans and press all trying to get a piece of a living legend.  As Ringo was making his way out of the gallery, I made my move and asked for a photo.  Because he was utterly mobbed, he said “if you can take it as I walk, it’s ok.”  As I was trying to get my shot, a ton of people crowded in and it became quite a mess.  I ended up getting pushed into other people and I nearly tripped over someone.  Ringo saw the transaction and said “that’s not peace love and understanding” and kept walking. Though it was not entirely my fault, I apologized to Ringo Starr because the last thing I’d ever want to do is make a Beatle upset.  It was not looking likely that he was going to stop now and I was certain that my opportunity was nearly blown.  What happened next was sort of dumb luck, but it ended up working out perfectly! One of the security guards with Ringo literally grabbed my shirt and was trying to push me out of the way.  It was unnecessary and excessive force and I yelled out “Hey!  That is not peace love and understanding either!”  Ringo saw what happened and he stopped and let me get my photo!  WOW!  What a class act!  Ringo – thanks for being so cool and of course for being in the best band of all time!  This is a night I will never forget!

I Feel Blue by Ringo Starr

I Feel Blue by Ringo Starr

 

 

Beatles Bandits

Posted by The G on December 8, 2011 under Street Art | Read the First Comment

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Beatles Bandits by MBW
Beatles Bandits

In loving memory of John Lennon (October 9, 1940 – December 8, 1980).

 

Ringo Starr’s Gold Drum

Posted by The G on May 22, 2011 under Artsy Fartsy | Read the First Comment

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Ringo Starr's Gold Drum

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.

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