↳ Born October 9, 1940. Today is a special day for all those who love and appreciate the man that was John Lennon. Personally, it is a very emotional yet joyful day for me. The fact that he isn’t here to celebrate his 74th birthday will forever break my heart but it isn’t a day to mourn him, it is a day to celebrate him. John made many mistakes but making mistakes doesn’t make someone a bad person, I like to focus on the good side of John. He was a beautiful human being. John brought joy and life to so many peoples lives, and he is STILL doing it today. He has saved lives with his music and his words, he has put smiles on peoples faces for over 50 years now. He has definitely made my life a better one. So, thank you Johnny. I will always love you and I will always have your back, you were and are a beautiful soul and that’s a fact. Happy Birthday, love. I miss you, always and forever. xxx Desi.
“I’d never heard a collection of songs that were all that good before. It’s like a collection of folk songs, and they’re all just really, really great songs. And not just about love. They’re about a lot of different things, but they all go together, somehow. Listening to Rubber Soul didn’t clarify my ideas for Pet Sounds, exactly. But it inspired me. When we were listening to it that night I said to myself, ‘Now I’m gonna make an album just as good as Rubber Soul.’ Not the same album. Obviously there can only be one album that’s Rubber Soul, just like there can only be one Pet Sounds. But it inspired me to do my own thing, and so the next morning I went to the piano and wrote “God Only Knows” with Tony Asher. „ —Brian Wilson
“It sort of dawned on me that love was the answer, when I was younger, on the Rubber Soul album. My first expression of it was a song called The Word. The word is 'love’. 'In the good and the bad books that I have read,’ whatever, wherever, the word is 'love’. It seems like the underlying theme to the universe. Everything that was worthwhile got down to this love, love, love thing. And it is the struggle to love, be loved and express that that’s fantastic„ —John Lennon
“We were very pleased with the way everything’s turned out. We all think it’s just about our best LP. I can’t wait for it to come out. The sleeve’s finished too, and the picture on the front is pretty good! „ —George Harrison