Saturday, February 28, 2009

And Now for Something Completely Different...

And yes, in case you are wondering, I have been watching Monty Python's Flying Circus today.

Presented here are the first chapter and part of the second from the brilliant comic book, Stan Lee Presents: The Beatles Story from Marvel Comics. The artwork is pretty fab, especially the psychedelic parts which appear later in the book, and it's quite a nice addition to any Beatles collection. I will post more sections from the comic in future posts. Sadly, I do not have the cover, which apparently folds out into a poster. The rest of the comic is intact, however.

I also owe you all some more scans from the original Let It Be book...

Until then--Be seeing you.

(Yes, I've been watching The Prisoner, too. Can't get anything past you clever readers...)

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Japanese Beatles

I am quite fond of Japanese memorabilia. They seem to create such interesting curios, with immaculate attention to detail, e. g., Japanese mini LP replica CDs, Obi strips, etc. I do not know the language, but the characters are lovely and look nice on posters and record sleeves.

Presented here are scans of a selection of Beatles-related Japanese publications. The first two pics of John are from a New Music Magazine feature on Bob Gruen's photographs, so it also features other prominent musicians like David Bowie, Bob Dylan and Mick Jagger. The next three are from a Japanese program for the Imagine: John Lennon documentary, including a copy of the ticket and a receipt. The rest of the photos are some excellent shots from Wings' May 24, 1976, concert at Madison Square Garden during the "Wings Over America" tour.