New York reporter Gabe Pressman witnessed a lot in his more than 60 years of television broadcasting, but the photographic evidence that he had a front row seat to history was most dramatically captured when the Beatles arrived for their first trip to the U.S. in 1964.
Gazing up at the four shaggy-haired British lads, just above the microphones, Pressman stands out from the crowd of reporters. “Though few of us thought it at the time, we were witnessing the birth of an era,” said Pressman in 2014. The Beatles were greeted by a screaming crowd estimated at 5,000.
Pressman died Friday at the age of 93. See more here.
I don’t think I posted these on tumblr yet. so… have them! A McLennon/Little Mermaid crossover was begging to happen with Martha as Max! And of course John’s the rebellious teenager who falls into a wrongful love.
Had the great opportunity of illustrating the Beatles for Rolling Stone’s review of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band: Anniversary Edition. Many thanks to art director, Matthew Colley, for this amazing chance!
I couldn’t help myself from being late to the whole MerMay thing… Oops… But y’know… Better late than never. Have some McLennon Mer babs. John is based off a Leopard Shark and Paul a Napoleon Fish!! Of course Paul immobilizes John by rolling him over to give him as many smooches as he wants.