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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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Lillian Roxon’s Rock Encyclopedia (1970)

Rolling Stone, February 7, 1970 “If you’re looking for an encyclopedia wait until a few cats who know what they’re doing get ready to spend a few years on the job. This book has its entertainment value—it will remind any … Continue reading

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The Psychedelic Experience – Timothy Leary, Ralph Metzner and Richard Alpert (1964)

“The Psychedelic Experience: A Manual Based on The Tibetan Book of the Dead (commonly referred to as The Psychedelic Experience) is a book about using psychedelic drugs that was coauthored by Timothy Leary, Ralph Metzner and Richard Alpert, all of … Continue reading

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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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