The 10 top female-fronted singles of 1970 according to Billboard’s year-end chart.
man i misread a headline and thought paul mccartney died today. felt like taking a sword to the chest. good news though, the man’s alive and i just cannot read!
The Beatles’ illustration for the Monterey Pop Festival program, 1967
In February 1967, The Beatles were asked to contribute a drawing to the upcoming Monterey International Pop Festival that was being organized by John Phillips from The Mamas and The Papas, promoter Lou Adler and The Beatles’ publicist Derek Taylor. Paul McCartney was on the Board of Governors for the Festival and he insisted that the relatively unknown Jimi Hendrix appear at the show.
In 1967, The Beatles had stopped touring, so they did not want to appear at the festival. Instead, the Art Director for the Festival, Tom Wilkes, asked Derek Taylor if the Beatles could contribute something for the official festival program. The Beatles created an original illustration with felt marker, colored pencil and ink which said “Peace to Monterey” at the top.
The Beatles were busy working on their landmark album, Sgt. Pepper, at the time, so the drawing is “from Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band.” The message on the drawing continues: “Loving You, it happened in Monterey a long time ago.”
In classic Beatles humor, the drawing is signed “Sincerely, John, Paul, George and Harold.”
Art director, Tom Wilkes, was given the illustration to use in the Monterey Pop Festival’s official program which contained photos of the festival performers, artwork and advertising. Today, there are not many copies of the program still in existence. The original program was 80 pages and sold for $3. (via)
When Natalie Wood went missing from a boat nearly four decades ago, the coast guard was called at 3:30 am and people searched until she was discovered at 8 that morning. She was not in a lake. She was in the Pacific Ocean. Off the coast of an island. Shut up about Naya Rivera’s search being called off a reasonable thing.
“I got the hat off a guy in Kensington market, called Freddie. He said: ‘One day I’m gonna be a big pop star like you’. I said: ‘F**k off, Fred’. He became Freddie Mercury.” - Noddy Holder
I (halfway) interrupt this Queen blog to bring you Noddy talking about Freddie! @ineloqueent 😍😍
no bloody way?!! that’s absolutely amazing!!!
“Ohhh, dadgummit!” Jack Schmitt tumbles over into the lunar dust during the Apollo 17 mission to the Moon, December 11-14, 1972.
worth noting that this is the most recent living person to have walked on the moon
you post cringe on the moon once and then no one ever goes back there