Category Archives: The Beatles

LENNONYC

“LENNONYC takes an intimate look at the time Lennon, Yoko Ono and their son, Sean, spent living in New York City during the 1970s. ‘New York became a part of who John and I were,’ said Ms. Ono. ‘We couldn’t … Continue reading

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The Things We Knew Then: Vivid Then, Fading Now?

“1. James Forman was a. ’68 Olympic heavyweight champion b. national director of the Congress of Racial Equality c. a Czechoslovakian film director d. executive secretary of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee 2. In Easy Rider, Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, … Continue reading

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‘Yer Blues’: The Story Behind The Song

“… Increasingly over the previous few albums, The Beatles’ recordings had been crafted, layer upon layer of sound painstakingly assembled, rather than performed live in the studio as their earliest records had been. But for ‘The White Album’, they consciously … Continue reading

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‘Revolution’: The Story Behind The Beatles’ Song

“… John Lennon explained in 1971, ‘Two songs and one abstract. I don’t know what you’d call it… musique concrète, loops and that, which was a picture of a revolution.’ With the exception of the two world wars, 1968 was … Continue reading

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Richard Avedon: Murals & Portraits

Richard Avedon photographing SNCC demonstrators, March 1963 “Gagosian Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of Richard Avedon’s legendary photographic murals and related portraits. The exhibition has been drawn from the collection of and developed in collaboration with The Richard … Continue reading

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Best Psychedelic Albums: 30 Essential Records To Expand Your Mind

“Look up the word ‘psychedelic’ in the dictionary, and one of the first definitions will be ‘mind expanding’. That’s what all of the best psychedelic albums have in common. Most were made during the golden era of 1966-1968, but quite … Continue reading

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‘Power To The People’: John Lennon’s Revolutionary Statement

“John Lennon’s fourth single with the Plastic Ono Band ‘Power To The People’ was a call to action, one that had its roots in the radical politics of the 1960s and its title is one of those expressions that has … Continue reading

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George Harrison – All Things Must Pass (1970)

“‘Classic album’ is a term that’s used way too much when describing records from the golden era of rock music. The truth is, one person’s classic album is another’s long-forgotten record, but we think that without fear of contradiction George … Continue reading

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We Shall Overcome: The Power Of Protest Songs

“… The idea of protest singers as finger-picking folkies had been long cemented in popular culture, going back to the 60s, when Bob Dylan brought songs such as ‘The Times They Are A-Changin’’ to the masses, spawning countless copyists voicing … Continue reading

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Yellow Submarine – The Beatles (1968)

“Yellow Submarine (also known as The Beatles: Yellow Submarine) is a 1968 British animated film inspired by the music of the Beatles, directed by animation producer George Dunning, and produced by United Artists and King Features Syndicate. Initial press reports … Continue reading

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