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In His Own Write – John Lennon (1964)

“It was 51 years ago today (or last month), Sgt. Lennon taught the words to play. Having been invited by Jonathan Cape Publishers in Britain and Simon and Schuster in America to assemble snippets of his signature quirky poetry and prose for … Continue reading

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The First Contact Sheet of the Counterculture

“It was a typical Village Voice front page from 1967: Over the left two columns, a street portrait of the ‘dean of American pacifists,’ A.J. Muste; over the right two, an action shot of police arresting Charlotte Moorman, the Juilliard-trained … Continue reading

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LSD Turns 75: What a Long, Strange Trip It’s Been

March 25, 1966: LIFE Magazine “It would be another 24 years until Jimi Hendrix would release ‘Are You Experienced,’ but Albert Hofmann became the first person in history who could conceivably answer in the affirmative to that when he discovered LSD’s … Continue reading

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5 surprising things that 1960s TV changed

By 1960, television was firmly entrenched as America’s new hearth. Close to 90% of households had a TV, making the device almost ubiquitous. The ensuing decade would see the medium grow in both importance and range. “… And oh yeah, … Continue reading

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Beatlemania

“Beatlemania was the intense fan frenzy directed towards the English rock band the Beatles in the 1960s. Their popularity started growing in the United Kingdom in late 1963. By the next year, their worldwide tours were characterised by intense levels … Continue reading

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“More popular than Jesus”

“‘More popular than Jesus‘ was part of a longer remark made by the Beatles‘ John Lennon during a 1966 interview, in which he argued that Christianity would end, possibly before rock music. His opinions drew no controversy when originally published … Continue reading

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The Accidental Perfection of the Beatles’ White Album

Fifty years later, the White Album, the Beatles’ masterpiece, is still good, still indelible, still as clean and pure as its sleeve, requiring no explanation or description beyond the band’s name. “To mark this month’s fiftieth anniversary of the Beatles’ … Continue reading

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