When you go out into the woods and you look at trees, you see all these different trees. And some of them are bent, and some of them are straight, and some of them are evergreens, and some of them are whatever. And you look at the tree and you allow it. You see why it is the way it is. You sort of understand that it didn’t get enough light, and so it turned that way. And you don’t get all emotional about it. You just allow it. You appreciate the tree. The minute you get near humans, you lose all that. And you are constantly saying, ‘You’re too this, or I’m too this.’ That judging mind comes in. And so I practice turning people into trees. Which means appreciating them just the way they are.
—  Ram Dass

The Beatles gather for a private early screening of the Let It Be film on the 20th July 1969. On the back row are Paul and Linda, Ringo and John and in front are George and Pattie with George’s dad, Harry and George’s mum, Louise (just on the edge of the photos, sitting next to George). After the screening John, Yoko, Paul and Linda and some others get something to eat. I believe these photos were taken by Yoko. 

“Every record was a shock when it came out. Compared to rabid R&B evangelists like the Rolling Stones, the Beatles arrived sounding like nothing else. They had already absorbed Buddy Holly, the Everly Brothers and Chuck Berry, but they were also writing their own songs. They made writing your own material expected, rather than exceptional.” - Elvis Costello x