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George Harrison, and Pete Best, Wallasey, 17 December 1961

Photos © Albert Marrion

“It was everybody’s idea to wear leather as soon as we saw it. Leather jackets were always the thing - Marlon Brando - and jeans. In Germany they had great leather, and our friends wore it. Astrid [Kirchherr] was dressing like that when we were still just Liverpool scruffs. She was the one who had the leather kecks and the Beatle haircut.” - George Harrison, The Beatles Anthology [x]


George Harrison and Ringo Starr, backstage at the Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, 13 August 1966

Photos: Bob Bonis

“The [suits, from Hung On You] were in a very light grey, with thin orange stripes running down them.

To go with the new gear the boys chose an assortment of new shirts in a cool crepe finish. No ties this trip. The shirts were orange, yellow-striped, straw and maroon - colours which seemed to be suitably inerchangeable with either set of suits.” - Neil Aspinall, Fab 208 magazine, 1966, quoted in Fab Gear: The Beatles and Fashion [x]

Siempre llega mi mano
más tarde que otra mano que se mezcla a la mía
y forman una mano.

Cuando voy a sentarme
advierto que mi cuerpo
se sienta en otro cuerpo que acaba de sentarse
adonde yo me siento.

Y en el preciso instante
de entrar en una casa,
descubro que ya estaba
antes de haber llegado.

Por eso es muy posible que no asista a mi entierro,
y que mientras me rieguen de lugares comunes,
ya me encuentre en la tumba,
vestido de esqueleto,
bostezando los tópicos y los llantos fingidos. - Dicotomía incruenta, Oliverio Girondo

Photo:  Nhu Xuan Hua


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George Harrison, Paul McCartney, John Lennon and Pete Best on Mathew Street, Liverpool, mid-1961. Photo © unknown, courtesy of The Beatles Source.

“People thought we looked undesirable, I suppose. Even nowadays kids with leather jackets and long hair are seen as apprentice hooligans, but they are just kids; that’s the fashion they like - leathers. And it was like that with us. With black T-shirts, black leather gear and sweaty, we did look like hooligans.

Brian Epstein was from an upper middle-class background and he wanted us to appeal to the producers of radio, television and record companies. We gladly switched into suits to get some more money and some more gigs.” - George Harrison, The Beatles Anthology