Tuesday, June 30, 2009


Paul and Linda were on "The Wonder World of Disney" TV programme in 1973

Photos of John, Ed Jesse Davis, Julian and Mal at Disneyland (where I am going to be!) in 1973

John at DisneyWorld in 1974

John and May relaxing at the hotel at DisneyWorld in 1974 (I love how John bought a typical Disney T-shirt!)

Well Beatle friends, I am going on vacation to California and going to Disneyland! Yippie! I LOVE Disney. I went to Disneyworld (Florida) last summer so I am anxious to get to Disneyland. I wont' be updating this blog while I am there, but feel free to email me any photos you may want to share and I will post them when I get back. In the meantime I have added some Disney related Beatles photos. Talk to you in a week!
Love, Sara S.

Little Heather

You do not see very much of Heather McCartney (Linda's daughter from her first marriage who was later adopted by Paul) these days. Whenever the McCartney clan gathers, Heather is rarely with them. But back in the late 1960's/early 1970's, Heather was everywhere Paul and Linda were!



Monday, June 29, 2009

More from Mark Haywards's photo book

Have I mentioned that everyone who loves the Beatles photos needs Mark Haywards' book The Unseen Beatles? I have scanned all of the fan photos out of it, but there is so much in there!! I love this book. Here are some more scans....

Venus and Mars are alright tonight

Some Wings era Paul fan photos....

John's bed head

There are many photos out there where John looks like he just rolled out of bed. But these photos taken at his home in Kenwood win the prize for the worst! LOL John obvisouly didn't comb his hair that day! Do you think this fan minded? NO!


Lost on ebay

Well I tried to win some great photos on ebay and I lost. Oh well...better luck next time. The photo of George with John in the background really interested me because I am pretty sure it was taken the same day as the photo of John and Lizze B. (John appears to be wearing the exact same clothes). Does anyone have these photos???

Sunday, June 28, 2009

colorful checkered jacket

Paul didn't give up his snazzy colorful jackets in the 1960's! As seen here in the 1970's with Linda, he frequently wore this mutli-colored checkered jacket. Just call him Jospeh!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Patty Juliono meets George 1966

I have another fan meeting story to share. This one comes from Patty Juliono. She met George on March 5, 1966 at the Harrison family home. I have a photograph of the newspaper (Beat) that her story ran. I typed it up the best that I could to share with you all. But there were some parts where the crease was that I couldn't make out the words. Some thoughts from her story (I LOVE Beatles meeting stories written right at the time of the meeting). First of all what an awesome Dad Patty had to be willing to trek out of the Harrison house and spend a day of his vacation with them. I liked how the Dad and George were talking about Vietnam. That is interesting. I also like how Patty remembers some strange things but really know what type of car George had just purchased. Overall it is a nice article that was obviously written by a teenager.

Reader spends a Day with Beatle family in England
The Beat: April 8, 1967

(Editor’s note: If you’re lucky enough, it can be done. Beatle fan, Patty Juliono spent a fantastic day at the home of Mr. & Mrs. Harrison. A surprise twosome greeted Patty inside the house and the following is Patty’s story of the day she’ll never forget. We hope you’ll enjoy it as much as we did.)

I’ve been writing to Mrs. Harrison ever since I got her address ever since I got her address a few years ago, and I have always gotten an answer from her. Last February I went to Paris with my father. Before I left, I wrote Mrs. Harrison a letter telling her that I was coming to Europe and if I ever came to England I would love to see her. When I got to Paris I was surprised to find a letter from her. She said she would love to see me and gave me directions on how to get to her house.

I called her the day we were going to Germany. She sounded so nice. I told her about coming to see her. I asked what would be the best day, Saturday or Sunday. She said either so I picked Sunday. I had to hang up then because we had to hurry to the airport. We had to move the meeting to Saturday because we had to leave on Sunday so we could go to Switzerland on Monday because I had to start school.
When I called she wasn’t home, so my father called later and asked her. She said it was just fine and that she was looking forward to meeting me. So on Friday, March 4, we landed in London, England. I was so excited! I couldn’t believe I was in England! All Friday we went sightseeing. I even had lunch at an English pub!
The next morning we got up at eight, had breakfast then took the bus to the London airport. We had to fly from London to Manchester and then take a train from Manchester to Warrington. When we got to Manchester, my dad decided to take a taxi to Warrington. When we got to Warrington, we had to stop at the train station so we could call Mrs. Harrison and ask how to get from her house from the station.
My dad called and when he got off the phone he had a smile on his face. I asked him why he was smiling – he didn’t say anything. What he was smiling about was that George had answered the phone and he was just thinking what would happen if I had called and George answered the phone. All the way to her house I kept saying wouldn’t it be neat if George was there.
Finally we turned down the road to Mrs. Harrison’s house. Mrs. Harrison was out in the front waiting. I got out of the taxi and gave Mrs. Harrison a box of candy I had brought her. We walked into the house. The door leading into the living room was made of glass. I looked through and saw someone sitting there. Then Mrs. Harrison opened the door and who should be sitting there but Patti --- she is so pretty in person.
Mrs. Harrison introduced us and we sat and talked. And then my dad (?????) We all started talking. I asked Patti if she had gotten a lot of mean letters from girls after she had married George. She said that she got a few saying “I hate you so much.” After awhile my Dad looked up and smiled and then said, “Well, here’s our boy.” I turned around and there stood George with a big smile on his face!
He came over and shook my hand then sat in the chair next to me. He offered everyone a cigarette –even me! I joked and started to take one. He laughed and said, “Aren’t you too young?” I never did get one.
My dad and George started to talk about Vietnam. Patti and I just sat and listened and threw in our two-cents once in awhile. Then George started talking about the police protection they get when they’re in America. He said the English police were better. He told me how he had seen policemen take kids and hit them with their clubs. He said English policemen don’t do that.
Then Mrs. Harrison called us in for a small lunch. We had tea sausages, cheese and bread. I sat between Mrs. Harrison and Patti and George sat across from me. Mrs. Harrison showed me a scrapbook of fans from all over the world. I found a lot of pictures of kids from the United States. I even found a picture of me!
After we ate, I cleared off the table and helped Mrs. Harrison with the dishes. Then my dad suggested we take pictures before the sun went down. We took six pictures outside. After we took the pictures, George’s two brothers, Peter and Henry came with their wives and George’s little niece and nephew, Janet and Paul. We got one picture of Janet. She was very shy. We started talking about cars because George just got a new car which was out front. I think it was a GTO. George started talking about the Munster’s car.
?????? Mr. Harrison decided to drive us to the train station. I really hated to say good-bye. George and Patti stood in the doorway holding hands. George’s brothers all shook my hand and said they enjoyed meeting me. I told Mrs. Harrison I really had a wonderful time. She was glad.
I got in the car and we drove out the driveway. I turned around and saw Mrs. Harrison standing there waving good-bye. I’ll never forget that day. I really couldn’t believe I had met one of the Beatles!
I did learn one thing about George – he is supposed to be a real good cook. His father told me. Well I still write to Mrs. Harrison and she writes to me. Maybe someday I’ll meet her again.

Beatles and Jackson

Michael Jackson met up wtih Paul backstage after a Paul concert in L.A. in 1989.

Paul and Linda along with Michael Jackson attend the 1983 Britt Awards

Michael Jackson and George Harrison participate in a Roundtable radio discussion in February 1979

Michael wears a tour jacket from the Japan tour that never happened!

I have never been a big fan of Michael Jackson. I never owned Thriller or awaited his newest video on Mtv. However, I am 32 years old and there is no way that I could avoid MJ. There was a time when I was growing up where he was EVERYWHERE. I vividly remember going to a Michael Jackson themed dance at school. Everyone was trying to moonwalk. Funny stuff. Say Say Say is one of my all time favorite music videos. It was really the first video I remember seeing when I was a kid. It stands out in my mind for some reason. Since MJ was so big and the Beatles are so big, it was bound to happen that the 2 would somehow collide. And sure enough, Paul and Michael did some songs together and were friends for a while. Then Michael bought out the Beatles songs from Paul and the friendship came to a quick end. It was a wise business move for Michael Jackson, but a poor one in the means of friendship.

I was surprised to hear of his death yesterday. I was really surprised. I feel bad not only for his family but for his fans. As someone who tragically and unexpectedly lost their favorite musician 28 years ago, I can empathize. It feels like you lost a member of your family. Many people cannot understand the sadness that goes along with losing a famous person. But when you are a mega fan, like so many of us are of certain celebrities, they because an important person in your life. And so in memory of Michael Jackson and to try to bridge the gap between Beatles and MJ fans, I am posting these photos of a Beatle and Michael.

Hey Jules

A few more Julian Lennon fan photos. The first two I beleive were taken after Cynthia married her 2nd husband (Roberto I believe was his name). The last one was taken in the 1980's.