Happy New Year 2013 I’d like to thank all the Beatles fans that have joined us in these months. Thank you and a Happy New Year !
On July 4th 1966, when The Beatles toured the Philippines, they unintentionally snubbed the nation’s first lady, Imelda Marcos, who had expected the group to attend a breakfast reception at the Presidential Palace.
The legendary sitar player, who taught Beatle George Harrison how to play the stringed instrument and brought Indian music to the West, passed away yesterday 11 December in the early evening, at age 92, in San Diego.
The Beatles visited Buckingham Palace to receive their MBE medals from the Queen on October 16, 1965; two years later they wore them for the album cover photograph of Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Four years later John returned his in protest at British involvement in the Biafran war, Vietnam and “against Cold Turkey slipping down the charts.”
On July 28, 1968, The Beatles went out for a photo shoot with a couple of photographers – Stephen Goldblatt and Don McCullin to take a break from recording the White Album. It became known as the “Mad Day Out”.