Guitars, Japan, Food aka Beatle Shaped Sushi....Things I think about in no particular order, and conflated whenever possible - Japanese food, great guitar moments at the Budokan, and so on. Find me Beatle shaped sushi and we can talk.
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Mick Jagger Birthday spam 
Eric Clapton & Mick Jagger (1988) Photo by Pattie Boyd (source: Morrison Hotel Photo Gallery)

Twiggy on the cover of Women’s Weekly, 1968.

John Lennon, NYC 1980 

Scan - The Beatles with NEMS receptionist Maureen Donaldson and PA Valerie Sumpter, 1964

"[Watching ‘The First U.S. Visit’ and the first Ed Sullivan Show performance] [Maureen’s] face lit up as the group tore into ‘All My Loving.’
'My God, look how young George was!' she exclaimed. […]
Maureen Donaldson was sixteen-years-old when she went to work in the Beatles Fan Club offices in 1963. She was paid the equivalent of eighteen dollars a week to answer phones and sort the mail. As the band’s popularity increased, so did her chores. One day Derek Taylor, the group’s publicity director, asked her to take a crack at rewriting a press release. For most of 1964 that’s what she did, as well as serve as hostess at the Beatles’ press conferences. ‘I remember writing a press release when Ringo had his tonsils out. It said, “Ringo Starr had two soft boiled eggs for breakfast and is resting comfortably.”’
But the real reason she wanted to work for the Beatles was the she - like millions of other girls - was in love with Paul McCartney. ‘I was conviniced that once he met me, he would see I was unlike all the other girls who adored him. And he would marry me.’
Four days after starting work at the NEMS (North End Music Stores) offices in London, Maureen finally met Paul. ‘He’d come by to take all us hardworking girls to a Chinese lunch,’ she recalled. ‘I was so awestruck being in the same room with him, I couldn’t eat. I just picked at my plate. And all Paul talked about was Jane Asher. It was Jane this and Jane that. It broke my heart.’
Working for the Beatles, Maureen had an inside view of what the group went through during the hectic days of Beatlemania.
'It was amazing what they had to put up with from the fans and the media, but at least they always did keep a sense of humor. They were so funny, you could wet your knickers laughing when you were with them.'
One of her weekly assignments was to drop off an allowance check each Saturday to each Beatle. Occasionally they would ask her to run an errand for them. ‘Ringo might say, “Buy me a stereo,” so I would go in the taxi and buy him a stereo, or one of the boys would ask me to pick something up at the market.’
She continued, ‘The boys were so close back then. They were kids from ordinary backgrounds and they didn’t get big-headed. They were in awe of their own success. They didn’t really understand the magnitude of it then.’
Each Beatle had a very different personality. ‘John was the funny one, and after I got to know them all, my favorite. Paul was the sensitive one. If someone was poking fun at somebody, Paul would know when to stop. George was the serious one, but with a wicked sense of humor. And Ringo was the goodtime Charlie.’” - ‘Yesterday’ by J.P. Cantillon, The Beatles - Anthology Of A Band (1996)

Tokyo, 1966
Anonymous: "your fav childhood memory?"


Not paying bills


The Far East Tour
The Japan Concerts at Tokyo Budokan. George doing his magic.


taken from the original written lyrics to “here comes the sun”

omg how precious

Lion Dancer, Flutist, and Boy
Artist/maker unknown, Japanese
Made in Japan, Edo Period (1615-1868)
Late 18th - early 19th century
Ink and color on paper
Philadelphia Museum of Art

George / Japan tour. 1991.