“A journey is a person in itself; no two are the alike. And all plans, safeguards, policing, and coercion are fruitless. And after years of struggle that we do not take a trip; a trip takes us” - John Steinbeck
Free from their iconic and teen image they gave themselves for the screaming fans and magazines. They were not 4 cute lads anymore. They literally could do what they wanted with their image, body, clothes, and life. Also, they grew up, they became independent. Each one of them got a new house, an independent life. They stopped touring. They could handle their public and private life as they wanted. That’s why I love how it’s even more blatant that John and Paul spent countless time together, in London, full of fans who turned out to be their paparazzi, taking candids and following them everywhere.
First proof, look at this:
This is my favourite photo of them of all time. It was late night, they were going to abbey road recording sgt pepper, coming from Paul’s house. They look like a married couple to me. They spent more time together than with their supposed girlfriends and wives.
v This was taken by a fan. John in front of Paul’s house v
Alwayss together. Always.
This looks like a peaceful sunday afternoon to me.
In his interview, Paul likes to tell how many times they wrote songs in the evening, and spent the night in the studio, recording.
John going to Paul’s house, writing songs with him, have dinner together, having fun with Martha. Domestic bliss.
^ ^ ^ Another favourite of mine. ^ ^ ^
This was taken by a fan who saw them getting out Paul’s house together to bring Martha at the park. They look like today rockstars in LA. Look at Paul, he looks like he was born in 1992. Sneakers, tight jeans, a shirt and a stylish jacket. And John? He’s wearing Paul’s poncho. Or John’s. I still haven’t understood, since they both shared their clothes. And in 1967 we’ve got many proofs.
1967 is also the best year for their look.
Paul has always been beautiful, but in my opinion nothing will ever beat 1967.
Wasn’t he damn beautiful? Finally expressing his true self and look. The iconic glasses, the hair. And that smile.
Tell me there’s something better than this, I won’t believe you. It doesn’t exist.
Here you are. The greatest music partnership of all time. My secret desire is to see a David Bailey photoshoot remade in 1967. How beautiful it would be.
1967 was their first and last year of free marital bliss. Before India arrived, before Yoko arrived, before the end.