1960 1975

John Lennon photographed by George Harrison, presumably on a flight during The Beatles’ World Tour, 1964; screen capped from Living in the Material World

“I know with John Lennon, John Lennon’s an amazing person who is brilliant, is brilliant. There is no question about it. John Lennon is a saint and he is heavy duty and he is great and I love him. But, at the same time, he is such a bastard. But that’s the great thing about him.” - George Harrison, 1975

“I think probably so much has been said about [John] already. But occasionally, you know, you miss him, because it would be fun to hang out with him. But at the same time, what I’ve got to be believe in over the years is the spiritual thing, that death is only like changing your suit. So now you’re in your physical body, and you’re in your astral body…” - George Harrison on John Lennon, 1987

“[John] was great, he was brilliant, and he was a great soul. Still is.” - George Harrison, Guitar World, April 1988


Olivia and George Harrison with Paul and Linda McCartney at the Venus and Mars party, held aboard the Queen Mary II in Long Beach, California, on 24 March 1975. Photos possibly © Harry Benson, courtesy of the fabulous beatlephotoblog.com.

“Well, he never shut up. George had a lot to say. Boy, did he have a lot to say. That’s hysterical to me, you know, that he was known as the quiet one. I assume he got that name because the other ones were so much louder. I mean, they were very loud people. [laughs] One time he told me, ‘Me and Olivia had Paul and Linda over the other night, and you would have thought there was a hundred people in the house, it was so loud.’” - Tom Petty, Rolling Stone, 17 January 2002 [x]

“Thinking of you all with love. Keep your spirits high. Nice to have you back home again soon. God bless. Love, George and Olivia.” - An international telegram sent to Paul and Linda McCartney at the Okura Hotel, Tokyo, from George and Olivia Harrison, on 21 January 1980 [x]

“There’s always a place in my heart for Paul… and Linda.” - George Harrison, Musician, March 1990 [x]

“Linda will be missed not only by Paul, her children and brother John, but by all of us who knew and loved her. She was a dear person with a passionate love of nature and its creatures and, in her passing, has earned the peace she sought in life. May God bless her.” - George Harrison’s statement in tribute of Linda McCartney, April 1998 [x]


The Peugeot 404 saloon might lack a bit of glamour but it was actually styled by Pininfarina in Italy. It rolled of the French Sochaux Plant line from 1960 to 1975. The bodies of the later convertibles and coupés were built by the coachbuilder in Turin, recognizable by the logos of Pininfarina between the door and the rear wheelhouse.


Elwood Engel moved from Ford to Chrysler in late 1961.  At Ford, Engel and his team were responsible for the 1961 Lincoln Continental.  Lincoln was in danger of being dropped like Edsel, but the success of the new Continental saved the marque.  

Although Engel modified designs of previous Chrysler Corporation cars, the 1964 Imperial was the first car Engel completely redesigned for the company.  Even though the 1964 Imperials look completely different from the 1963 models, they share the same body on frame structure and power train. Imperial was a separate Marque of the Chrysler Corporation from model years 1955-1975.  In 1960, Chrysler, DeSoto, Dodge and Plymouth all switched to uni-body construction.  Imperial continued using body on frame structure to the end of the 1966 model year.  From 1964-1966 Imperial was available in two models Crown & LeBaron.  1963 was the last year for the lower level Custom model.  

1964 & 1965 Imperials came standard with a 413 CI (6.8 L) V8 with a 4 bbl Carb. In 1966, the bore was increased to become the 440 CI (7.2 L).

Crown Imperial was the designation for ultra exclusive Ghia built limousine during this time period. The Ghia Limousine, assembled in Turin, Italy, cost more than 3 times the other Imperials, often less than a dozen were delivered in any year.