Photographer Mike Mitchell took these amazing photos of The Beatles at the Washington Coliseum in 1964 when he was 18. Then he put them in a basement and forgot about them for 47 years. Next week, they are up for auction at Christie’s in New York. (via.) View List ›
John Lennon, man of hilariously peevish letters.
In honor of its founder, the recently deceased Charles Laufer, here’s a cover gallery of Tiger Beat magazine. From the Righteous Brothers to the Jonas Brothers, Tiger Beat has been providing teenage girls with collage fodder since 1965. View List ›
Ringo made a kid’s Make-A-Wish dream come true last week. He met with cancer survivor Alexx Kipp, who also suffers from tourettes, at the Los Angeles Hard Rock Cafe where he played drums with the 17-year old and gave him a black and white Ludwig drum kit. Well done, Starr.
How does “Friday” compare to “A Day in the Life?” I think we all know what’s going on here. View List ›
Just before the famous Abbey Road photo was taken, The Beatles were photographed on the sidewalk waiting to cross the street.
This will be a Rorschach test for fanboys. You’ll either see art or tragedy. View List ›
For some reason Kid Rock is one of them. View List ›
Imagine never having listened to Abbey Road. No, imagine never having listened to Abbey Road but being featured right on the cover. Paul Cole was accidentally included in the album as he watched the foursome one by one cross the street while on vacation in London. He thought they were just 4 “kooks.” Yes, just 4 world renowned kooks! View Image ›
Kenny the Corgi loves a good Liverpool accent. [Ed. note: Also, apparently, a really profoundly awful Liverpool accent, but there’s no accounting for taste.] View Media ›
Here are some of the Beatles greatest hits, sung by dogs, cats and cows. Is it wrong to say I like some of these better than the originals? View List ›
BP has not only destroyed our oceans and shores, but it’s going after our childhoods now! Imitation Spongebob’s voice is creepier than Spongebob’s real voice. Watch Video ›
Photographer Tom Murray found a bunch of previously unseen pics of the Beatles in his bank vault. It was their last official photo shoot together. [Ed Note: Not to state the blindingly obvious here, but this one’s a little creepy.] View Image ›
Epic mashup album of Wu Tang with Beatles instrumentals. [Ed Note: This is surprisingly soothing. The Fab 4 clearly ain’t nothing to fuck with. Enjoy.]
Lucy Vodden, who was the inspiration for the Beatles song “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” is dying from Lupus. But her illness had resparked a old friendship with a familiar friend.
Paul McCartney & Ringo Starr launch Beatles Rock Band at the Microsoft E3 Presentation. Watch Video ›
C’mon…Apple McCartney isn’t even close… View Image ›
“Hey, Jude” (originally by the Beatles), as performed by the youngest (and asian-est) Jonas Brother. [Editor’s Note: Our Cutest Thing That’s Not a Kitten experiment appears to have proved, definitively, that when you remove kittens from the equation, babies are by far the cutest things going (beating out puppies by a longshot). The cutest thing, so far, that’s not a kitten is a baby singing The Beatles. You can see the rest of the collection and add your own non-feline cute things here.] Watch Video ›
A long-rumored Beatles track called Carnival of Light does in fact exist, and Sir Paul McCartney wants the world to hear it! It’s said to be over 14 minutes long and features organ sounds, gargling and Beatles members shouting things like “Barcelona!” and “Are you all right?”. Awesome. Read More ›
In this video, Ringo (irritably) explains that he can no longer answer fan mail as of Oct. 20. Peace and love, though, guys - peace and love. Watch Video ›
The hand painted bass drum skin featured on the cover of the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band sells for over $1,000,000 in auction. The relic was auctioned at Christie’s of London, and ultimately sold for four times its expected value. Touted as “the world’s most famous drum skin,” the piece is nothing short of a pop culture holy grail. The proud owner currently has it stretched over his Yamaha bass drum in his basement ready for full use…I jest. Read More ›
After many years of safe-guarding their song catalog, surviving Beatles Paul and Ringo, and the widowed Olivia Harrison and Yoko Ono Lennon, are in talks concerning broader licensing. The two principal companies involved are MTV and Activision, respective makers of the video games Rock Band and Guitar Hero. The agreement would mark a major milestone given the group’s reluctance to exploit their music commercially. People get old, ideological fervor fades…and, hey, it really wouldn’t be that bad if we could all rock out to “Octopus’s Garden” now would it? Read More ›