Thursday, June 29, 2017
Paul was seen yesterday riding in the first class section of a train in London. I rode train much like this one many times when I was in London last week, but I didn't see Paul on them.
Paul was riding without anyone else. It is nice to see that he is more independent than I ever recall in the past. Nancy is a great mate for him and they are a lovely couple, but I like that she doesn't go everywhere with him. Paul rode on the train alone and read a little while he traveled. He refused photographs and autographs but he was happy to chat a little with fans and answer questions about his upcoming album and tour.
Of course one fan was able to sneak a photograph with his/her phone when Paul was reading.
I love this traditional wedding shot of the bride and groom with their parents. Although, shouldn't Ringo's folks be standing on Ringo's side and Maureen's next to her? Those Starkeys--bucking the traditions!
Monday, June 26, 2017
If all is going according to planned, I will have went on a Beatles tour of the Netherlands and will be heading back to the United States tomorrow. It is sort of strange saying that since as I type this it is the early morning hours of June 16. In celebration of the trip I am about to take, but by the time this is posted, I have already taken---here are some snaps of the Beatles canal trip in 1964. I hope I was able to do this while in Amsterdam!
Sunday, June 25, 2017
The sign was displayed during the broadcast and 400 million people around the globe saw it while they watched the Beatles perform.
One of those 400 million people was, you guessed it Milly Kendall. Angie McCartney wrote in her book, My Long and Winding Road, "Milly told us she had not long arrived and was tired and exhausted from her journey. But they had the telly on in the next room and she was half watching the screen when suddenly this placard came up. She was flabbergasted , as at this stage we were not as tech saturated as we are now. It was a real link between our two hemispheres."
No one knows if Milly really was going to stay in Australia indefinitely, but after a short time she came right back to England. I guess you can say that the sign worked.
These are the last photographs that I am aware of that show Brian Epstein with members of the Beatles. I like these photos because Brian seems relaxed and happy around the guys. I am sure he was proud of the Beatles during the recording of "All you need is love."
Thursday, June 22, 2017
It was 50 years ago this weekend that the Beatles universal song "All you Need is Love" was first heard. I think the simple message of the song is still as important today as it was 50 years ago. I have always loved these publicity photos of the guys with "All you need is love" sandwich boards in many different languages. The ultimate advertisement for love. Try to spread a little love to those around you this weekend.
This is one of my top 20 favorite fan photos. I love that the fan here, a girl named Maureen, is holding out the Sgt. Pepper album for Paul to sign for her . She also appears to have a gift to give to Paul---or is that her bag? I love that Paul is wearing purple pants. I love that Paul is going to the rehearsal and press event for All you Need is Love. It was a good day.