In 1974, Jim Dawson sent John Lennon a questionnaire, asking for his thoughts on Buddy Holly.
(A hat tip to a friend on Facebook for the link)
Signing autographs, 1963
I’d love to be there :3
The boys are in backstage discussing what they want the new album cover to look like, and John Lennon grabs the only paper that is around him and starts to doodle a few ideas for album covers.
On September 6, 1968, a fan asked Julian Lennon for his autograph. Julian would have only been 6 years old then. This is so cute! Happy birthday Julian!
paul mccartney & george harrison candid polariods
Big man = Big Guitar
A letter from George Harrison to his father, found via Letters Of Note (and courtesy of Bonhams).
If I’m not awake before you & Eileen leave [you can give me a kick (and a cup of tea)] Thanks for coming! Sorry I’ve been mentally too diverted to have had more contact with you, [at least now I feel you can sense the diversity that I seem to have become the director/Producer of:- and understand the problems involved in trying to do or be what we want,- in the limited time and circumstances we find ourselves in!] Anyway - Don’t ever worry or avoid whatever chance you can, to come and be with me [“us”.] Sometimes Im very Boring and was thinking of inviting “Lou” and you’re new "SON in LAW" ? to Gladly come here on the 20th [as she requested] and try my "best" to enjoy them and be a good “little brother” [I’d prefer Billy Preston tho’] Never the less - to kill ‘10 Burks’ with 2 stones come Back with Eileen + the ‘organ Pady’ for the ‘Lou’ period - and between the bunch of us - we could possibly have a laugh [and a cry] and confuse her in one easy lesson! and save her feeling unwanted - God Bless her!
If you can, then I’ll try to be less busy so we can make up for the missing moments (that I dont enjoy missing) whilst you are Here! God Bless - Hare’ KRSNA - Love you & thanks for Being my DAD.
(Speak to you later, when you’re Back)
P.S.S. Drive safely and tell Eileen that she comforts me - because until I got to know her, a little more,- I thought "I" was the LOONEY-EST person I knew.
P.S.S.S. thanks for the “spiritual uplift”!
A section of the wall at the Ed Sullivan Theatre autographed by The Beatles, February 9, 1964
"What you say? This is the famous "butcher" cover. I’ts too horrible e blaahhh to even be seen! (So don’t look) but can sell it for 11 million dollars. My original idea for the cover was better - decapitate Paul - but he wouldn’t go along with it.
WAY TO GO PAUL.
Friday, November 24th, 1978: What a day! And one which I shall never forget! First of all I was to meet my penfriend Bev from Massachusetts and then we decided to go to St. John’s Wood. After finding no one home at his house, even though the door was wide open, we decided to carry on to EMI Abbey Road studios. We went in, and I politely asked a man whether Paul was recording. The man was very nice and said he was, but to come back again around 8pm when Paul normally leaves. So walked around the shops in St. John’s Wood and then go back around 5pm (we didn’t want to miss anything!) It was pouring rain, but we didn’t care!
Then around 8:00, Paul’s rolls drove up. We knew now that it wouldn’t be long. There was 5 other girls there all waiting to see Paul by this time. Then suddenly THERE HE WAS!! I took one photo of him walking over ot his car, where he then stopped to sign an autograph for one of the girls, where I then snapped another one. Then he got into his car, when I thought he’d be driven away by his chauffeur, but no, Paul rolled down the window and said to me, "do you want to take a photo or doesn’t your camera work?" (He said that because I tried to take a photo of him in the car, but it didn’t flash, simply because I forgot to wind the film on!) I replied yes, and quickly snapped one. Bev then asked Paul for his autograph and told him she was from the States. I asked for one too, and he said, “Sure” so I handed him my autograph book. He didn’t have a pen to sign with, so he asked Bev whether he could use hers. Bev who didn’t hear what he said, replied, “Pardon?” And Paul said, “That’s English for can I borrow your pen?” Bev said, “Hey! Don’t insult us Americans!” and we all laughed. Paul then said that he really had to go, if we didn’t mind (which we did of course) but we all said our goodbyes. And he was driven away. [x]