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Promoting Our World, 24 June 1967

“We were big enough to command an audience of that size, and it was for love. It was for love and bloody peace. It was a fabulous time. I even get excited now when I realize that’s what it was for: peace and love, people putting flowers in guns.”- Ringo on “Our World”


Paul McCartney, Neil Aspinall and George Harrison in the Liverpool Institute Lower School photograph, taken in April 1956; screen capped from The Beatles Anthology

“George wears the lop-sided smile inherited from his dad, and long hair piled into a quiff. So impressive was this, and so daring was it for the ‘Inny’, Paul would always recall Arthur Kelly’s awed exclamation, ‘It’s like a f***in’ turban!’” - All These Years: Tune In by Mark Lewisohn

Fic: Duet

Summary: Kurt Hummel has certainly complicated Blaine’s life. And it’s Blaine’s own fault. But still. He’s just not sure what to do. Duets. That is the Glee club assignment of the week. And that’s really what has gotten him into this mess.

After being beaten up at a dance for being gay, Blaine leaves his old school for McKinley - where he promises to jump right in - glee club, basketball, choir, even superhero club. But he will not come out. Not until college. He’ll just manage and thrive knowing it’s just two years away. Kurt Hummel was not part of the plan.

Loosely based on the prompt: “Why are you so clingy people will think we’re dating- I know we are but you’re the one who wants it to be secret you moron!” AU

Words: 4100

Rating: Mature

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Kurt Hummel has certainly complicated Blaine’s life. And it’s Blaine’s own fault. But still. He’s just not sure what to do.

Blaine has known he was gay since he was 11. It was nothing earth shattering or terrifying really. More like a ‘Huh. okay. I guess that’s me,’ when he was watching Dawson’s Creek and there was actually a gay kid on his screen.  He knew that that’s who he would be one day.

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George Harrison - “All Those Years Ago” - Somewhere in England

The “All Those Years Ago” single (its B-side was “Writing’s On The Wall”) was released in the UK on 15 May 1981.

Q: “Did you start writing ‘All Those Years Ago’ before John was killed?”

George Harrison: “Yeah, I did.”

Q: “The lyric - where you jump from Lennon being ‘weird’ to God and the reason we exist - always puzzled me.”

GH: “It is a strange choice of words. The way I saw it was, I’m talking all about God and he’s the only reason we exist - now that’s something I believe to be true.”

Q: “Were you saying you were weirder than John?”

GH: “No, no, no. What I was saying is there’s all these weird people who don’t actually believe in God and who go around murdering everybody, and yet, in the broad sweep, it’s like they were the ones pointing fingers at Lennon, saying he’s a weirdo. Sometimes my lyrics get a bit abstract in place - I get so many thoughts coming from different angles, I’m not sure if they come across right. But I think that’s what I was trying to say.”

- Creem, December 1987/January 1988

i won’t ever understand why people go on youtube to listen to a song, then post ‘R.I.P such and such’ in the comments. how about enjoy the music they made while they were living instead of mentioning their non existence on earth anymore? for real. because the best of us know the body may be dead, but the soul in the sounds live to infinity.

George Harrison aboard an Alster ferry, Hamburg, April 1961

Photo: Jürgen Vollmer

“[P]rinted later, the black and white contact sheet with twelve photographs of George seated and standing in a ferry, taken by Jurgen [sic] Vollmer, Pauline Sutcliffe’s personal copy.” - Auctioned by Bonhams on 29 July 2003

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“He was such a sweet and charming little boy. But he also had this melancholy feeling that I identified with. I didn’t have much contact with Paul, and I was always a little afraid of John because he could be arrogant and overly ironic. But George didn’t have a mean streak in him.” - Jürgen Vollmer, Harrison

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I'm so bad at titles, unless it sounds like crack so... The Octopus'...(idk um) The Octopus' Backyard with Ten x Rose

Summary: Cornwall, 1963. John Smith is the new doctor in a tiny fishing village. The place is soon rife with gossips about him: some say he comes from an old Cornish family who disappeared after a scandal, other that he’s running away from criminals in London. Local girl Rose Tyler is enthralled by the newcomer, but her mother forbids her to approach him. 

Until one day they meet on a secluded beach known as the Octopus’ backyard due to an old local legend. Both of them are there to escape the village. From then on, this beach becomes their refuge to love each other away from prying eyes.

But they say legends have some truth to them. What do John’s ancestors have to do with this mythological octopus?

Send me a title and a pairing and I will give you the summary of a fic I will never write.

The song ‘Let it Be’ by The Beatles is so popular that people now think it’s overrated, I’m here to tell all them plebs that it actually isn’t overrated but underrated.

It’s become a song people enjoy listening to but no longer appreciated for it’s lyrics and melody. A song that hipsters like to proclaim as ‘overrated’.

Nowadays to people and posers, it’s just another pop song.

All I’m asking is that you listen to the song and I mean really listen to it.

Listen to the words, learn about its background etc. and you will realize that ‘Let it Beis one of the most beautiful songs ever composed and written by The Beatles.


Photos from The Beatles first professional photography session, taken by Albert Marrion in 1961. 

Albert Marrion was a wedding photographer based in Wallasey. He was asked by Brian Epstein to take the photos after he’d done the photo’s for Brian’s brother Clive’s wedding. The Beatles traveled to his studio at 268 Wallasey Village, Wallasey, Merseyside on Sunday, 17th December 1961 for the photos in their Hamburg-era black leather suits. 

“Midway during the month of December 1961, Brian Epstein called me and asked if I could take some photos of four boys he had started to manage. At first, I was reluctant to accept the task. We were primarily a portrait and wedding studio. In fact, the reason Epstein called me was I had been the photographer for his brother Clive’s wedding.

Brian had told me they were a scruffy-looking group in all-leather outfits, but quite harmless. I agreed and told Brian to have them meet me at my Wallasey studio the following Sunday, December 17.

At first, I asked my partner, Herbert Hughes, to take the photo session, but he flatly refused, wanting nothing to do with the beat group.

Sunday morning arrived and the four Beatles arrived at my studio. I remember those leather pants and jackets, the polo sweaters, and suede shoes to this day. Brian had spoken to them prior to the meeting so they were half serious in attitude. Every once in a while, John Lennon would stick his tongue out and make a wisecrack. John and Paul joked and laughed throughout most of the session. George Harrison was quiet and Pete Best didn’t speak almost at all.

It was pouring down rain and Lennon was beginning to irritate me. I, being bald at the forehead, Lennon frequently referred to me as ‘Curly.’

This photo session was done for Epstein as a friendly gesture against the wishes of my partner, Hughes. I took about thirty photographs of the Beatles but discarded all but sixteen negatives because many showed Lennon and McCartney acting up and spoiling the pose. No doubt, those negatives should have been kept, looking back.”
[Albert Marrion,]