the beatles and company

Fragments - Part 9

Word Count: 5766

Pairing: Dean x Reader

Warnings: Canon typical violence, Canon divergence 

A/N: Unbeta’d. Any mistakes are mine.

Comments and constructive feedback always welcome

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Sam was normally the first one up every day, but today Dean and you were in the kitchen at the table way before Sam. Dean was playing Words With Friends with Mary while you were infatuated with sending snaps to Donna. “Dean!” You grabbed Dean and pulled him over, holding your phone out to take a selfie. “Flower crowns! Strike a pose!”

“Y/N.” Dean groaned but posed with you anyway. He secretly loved it, not that he’d ever admit it. “How did you even find out about Snapchat?”

“Donna downloaded it for me.”

“Remind me to kill her next time we see her.”

“Sure thing. Except you love it.” You smiled and batted your eyelashes. “Don’t think I haven’t seen you checking yourself out in the filters on my phone. You make an excellent duck face by the way.”

“Shut up.” Dean abruptly turned back to his game and laughed, sending a message to Mary. You peered over his shoulder, seeing that he played the word twerking.

“How are you gonna play a word that didn’t even exist when she was alive? That’s cheating.”

“It’s in the dictionary.” Dean shrugged. You scoffed and went back to playing with Snapchat filters, moving on from the flower crown to the puppy face.

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The Golden Road: A Report on San Francisco

Paul Williams, Crawdaddy!, June 1967

SITTING IN THE window. Sixth Avenue, Greenwich Village, flirting with the girls going by, the Grateful Dead very loud on 4X speakers somewhere in the room behind me; 92 degrees, a week short of summer, a week back from the Coast, San Francisco. Now, three thousand miles away, what do those words mean? Was I ever anywhere but here?

The geography of rock. There are a half-dozen LPs sitting by my New York City phonograph, at least two from San Francisco: Moby Grape and Grateful Dead. Rock Scully, a Dead manager, just walked by; the Grateful Dead are at the Cafe Au Go Go, two blocks from here. The Moby Grape are midtown, playing at the Scene.

We speak of a San Francisco Sound because these groups developed there. They may not come from there (Skip Spence is a Canadian, the Steve Miller Blues Band got together in Chicago); they may not even live there (Moby Grape is technically a Marin County group; Country Joe are #l in Berkeley, but half a dozen local bands get better billing in San Francisco). But San Francisco—the Fillmore, the Avalon, the Trips Festivals, the Diggers, Owsley’s acid, Haight Street and Ashbury and Masonic and Golden Gate Park, the Straight Theatre, Herb Caen, the Barb, the communication company—these have been and are and will be the environment and influences that have shaped the music of many of the best bands in America.

More specifically, the several aspects and influences of the San Francisco area have created a community; out of this community has come a feeling, an attitude; and it is this attitude that has imparted a unity to the music coming out of the Bay Area. It is this attitude that is most commonly reflected in the San Francisco Sound.

There is a geography of rock; San Francisco is different from New York musically, different because the music made by the Grateful Dead would be different if they had developed in New York, playing the Night Owl or Action City, trying to get a master sold, living on East 7th Street and maybe dealing meth for rent money, padlocking their front door and freezing in the winter and worrying about the air and not having children till they can afford the suburbs, reading the New York Times and having maybe two dozen friends that they see once every two months or so, never considering that they might find a manager who wasn’t just an adversary, never thinking that there was much more to it than making the charts, never wondering about the empty girls with too much make-up and an unshakable confidence in this best of all possible nothings… probably hating each other after a while and wondering why people shat on them for doing just what everyone else does.

New York is New York, and it’s very good for some things. The energy it generates is second to none; nowhere in the world is there as much activity to dive into every time you turn around. Some people thrive on that. I do, much of the time, and that’s why I stay here; but I don’t think it’s a place to make music. San Francisco is.

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  • BOSS: why didn't you show up for work yesterday?
  • me: because i don't work on holidays
  • BOSS: yesterday was July 6??
  • me: uh yeah, yesterday was the day John Lennon met Paul McCartney, July 6th, 1957.
  • He and his Quarrymen skiffle group were playing at the garden fete of St Peter's Church, Woolton, Liverpool.
  • One of John's mates was mates with Paul, so this mate introduced Paul to John. And he asked Paul to join their group, which later became wildly known as the Beatles. With the company of George and Ringo of course.
  • BOSS: .....
  • me: National Mclennon Day, duhh!

On this day in music history: June 12, 1965 - “Back In My Arms Again” by The Supremes hits #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 1 week, also topping the R&B singles chart for 1 week on May 29, 1965. Written by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier and Eddie Holland, it is the fifth pop and second R&B chart topper for the vocal trio from Detroit, MI. After being dubbed “the no-hit Supremes” by people at Motown, The Supremes finally grab the brass ring in August of 1964 when they land their first chart topping single with “Where Did Our Love Go?”. Three more number one singles (“Baby Love”, “Come See About Me”, and “Stop! In The Name Of Love”) follow in rapid succession. All are written by the songwriting and production team of Holland/Dozier/Holland, who continue their hot streak with the group. HDH come up with the idea for “Back In My Arms Again in November of 1964, also coming up with the idea of lead singer Diana Ross name checking her group mates Mary Wilson and Florence Ballard in the lyrics. Featuring The Funk Brothers providing the musical backing, the track is recorded at Motown’s Studio A in Detroit on December 1, 1964, with The Supremes overdubbing their vocals on February 24, 1965. Released on April 15, 1965, just five days after their previous single "Stop! In The Name Of Love” drops from the number one spot, “Back In My Arms Again” becomes another smash. The original mono single and stereo LP mixes of the song feature vocal performances that differ slightly from each other. Entering the Hot 100 at #68 on May 1, 1965, it streaks to the top of the chart six weeks later. It becomes the group’s fifth consecutive number one single, an unprecedented feat for an American group. This achievement puts The Supremes in rare company, as only The Beatles and the Bee Gees have had more consecutive chart toppers in the US, with six number ones each.

wholocked1290  asked:

What happened to John's company apple?

apple was created in order to be some kind of record company + enterprise to manage the beatles’ bussiness, but the beatles didn’t understand a thing about bussiness (and were totally stoned), so shit happened. they really believed that they could create some kind of ‘beatles utopia’, with an apple school, apple eletronics (far from the iphone apple XD), etc. the beatles thought they would create a new economic regime and promove world peace with that. it’s when charlatans and accountants started to take advantage of their ‘gullibility’. 

with apple they also wanted to help artists who never had opportunities. yeah, it would be good if it was well planned. what happened? thousands of people sent tapes to them and obviously they never heard the most of them. it would have been more useful to pay someone’s music college or make a social project to teach music. they ended up just wasting money and being investigated for tax evasion.

~ The Beatles ‘with others’ - the ‘others’ being Brian Epstein, George Martin and Sir Joseph Lockwood (chairman of EMI) 16 February 1965 ~
~ The Beatles along with Brian visited EMI’s headquarters in Manchester Square, London, where company chairman Sir Joseph Lockwood presented them with awards, gold discs and gifts from around the world. Among the awards were the Carl Alan Award, given to the 'Best Group of 1964’, and a set of traditional Japanese dolls from EMI Japan ~
~ After the award presentation they went back to EMI Studios to record the vocals for 'I Need You’ ~
from John Lennon 'Image If You Can’


A Day In The Life - 7th February 1964: The Beatles’ American invasion begins.

The Beatles arrive in the United States for the first time on this day, being welcomed with extreme media coverage and rampant Beatlemania.

The demands on their time never let up from the moment they set down at John F. Kennedy International Airport, greeted by 5,000 screaming fans, until their return home on February 21. Reporters, photographers, radio stations, and TV news crews follow their every move. Added to this is the film crew accompanying The Beatles to shoot a documentary of their American visit. The results of the documentary filming is a UK broadcast on February 12 titled “Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! The Beatles in New York” and a US broadcast on February 13 called “The Beatles in America.”

Over the next few days, The Beatles give extensive interviews to disc jockey Murray the K and to Ed Rudy. The Beatles’ US merchandising company, Seltaeb, is inundated with requests for licenses to market Beatles merchandise.

“All we knew was that a couple of the records had done well in the States. We believed there was still a huge mountain to climb if The Beatles were really to make it there.” - Cynthia Lennon

“There were millions of kids at the airport, which nobody had expected. We heard about it in mid-air. There were journalists on the plane, and the pilot had rang ahead and said, ‘Tell the boys there’s a big crowd waiting for them.’ We thought, ‘Wow! God, we have really made it.’” - Paul McCartney


On this day in music history: July 17, 1968 - The Beatles third film “Yellow Submarine” has its world premiere at the London Pavillion Theater in London. Directed by George Dunning and written by Lee Minoff, Al Brodax, Jack Mendelsohn, and Erich Segal (“Love Story”), the animated feature is a joint venture between King Features Syndicate, United Artists Pictures and The Beatles company Apple Corps. The band contribute four new songs to the films soundtrack (in addition to eleven previously released songs) is not released until January of 1969. The films US release does not take place until November 13, 1968. “Yellow Submarine” is well received upon its release, and is regarded as a classic today. When The Beatles company Apple Corps regains ownership of “Yellow Submarine”, the film undergoes a major restoration in 1999 and is released on DVD for the first time. It is digitally enhanced and receives further restoration work before it is reissued a second time on DVD, and on Blu-Ray for the first time in 2012.

so in “the last olympian,” the final book of the percy jackson and the olympians series, the beatles are name-dropped as being demigods as well:

“…but it (the Plaza Hotel) had old-school style and had attracted a lot of famous demigods over the years, like the Beatles and Alfred Hitchcock, so i figured we were in good company.” the last olympian, p. 194.

this raises so many questions. who are their godly parents?? my brother reckons they’re all kids of apollo because of the music association, though that makes them all half-brothers. i don’t know if the nine Muses have children, but that seems like another option.


George Harrison, 9 April 1969; photographed for The Beatles Book by either Leslie Bryce or Bruce McBroom.

“He was the first to put behind all the trappings of pop stardom.
Yet, at the same time, it’s important to notice that he will still take a genuine pleasure in stopping short outside a studio entrance or beside his car to talk to fans.
So here’s the curious mixture that is George - the hatred of letting Beatlemania live beyond its first three years plus the pleasure of making small-talk conversation that’s far from artificial with a Beatle Person who wants to spend moments in his company.” - Tony Barrow (under his 1960’s alias Frederick James) on George Harrison, The Beatles Book, March 1969 [x]

petetownsend  asked:

i need to get into rockafire explosion tbh 😞 one of my bffls is super into it but all i know is that theres a ringo? dog? beatles animatronics? maybe that might be another animatronics company tho. and a beach boys bear which i love ....

OH MAN LEMME… LEMME TELL YA… rockafire explosion is rlly good. the music is good the animatronics are good the characters are good and everything is rlly good. i tend to get reobsessed with it during summer for some reason. i listen to the music and it just makes me think of being on the beach drinking too much sangria than a single human should

the beatles dog ur thinking of is!!! dingo!!! (bc ringo but.. dog name?) from the Wolf Pack 5! which is the predecessor to the Rockafire Explosion! it was made a few-ish years before the RAE became the thing it is

itts so dam cute wtf. i  always watch this and smile real big the wp5 is rlly cute. the fandom likes to think these guys r like. relatives to the rockafire??? they a bunch of….oldies…..o ld 

they honestly put so much effort into the music, especially when they were at peak popularity, making a beatles white album and their themed shows (like the general fan favorite ‘magic show’ or ‘new years 88′. dont get me fuckn started on how much i love new years 88. its an hour of improvised talkn n singing and messy harmonies bc it wasnt rlly planned out but they stay in character while fucking up and its??? so sweet???)

i’ll be 100% honestly i was about to go all out and tell u about each character indepth including the horrible abundance of headcanons i have for them this is such a big special interest but i’ll jjust…. Hold Back………………

i’ll just giv u a video of beach bear singing born to run i love his voice it makes me sleepy ;u; 

if u get spooked easily by animatronics it’ll take some time to get used to. i used to b rlly scared of them but this band kinda made me less scared ??? 

its still slightly unnerving when ppl record so close to them…….like no ur not supposed to do that……they are designed to be looked at from a distance or else it destroys the illusion and u clearly end up seeing that beach bear is like 9 ft tall aaAAA

but ya idk if u want more info i can ramble at u….its a good lil band… love them all they are my children

MILD CURIOSITY IN A JUNKYARD, A DOCTOR WHO FANMIX. — {LISTEN HERE} (feat. a song for each companion)

The First Doctor - Lonesome Travellers by Marianne Faithfull. Susan Foreman - Suzanne by Leonard Cohen. Barbara Wright - Got to Get You Into My Life by the Beatles. Ian Chesterton - Company by An Horse. Vicki Pallister - I Follow Rivers by LykkeLi. Steven Taylor - Satellite by Guster. Dodo Chaplet - Hideaway by the Weepies. Katarina - Pompeii by Bastille. Sara Kingdom - Afterlife by Arcade Fire. Ben Jackson -  I’ve Just Seen a Face by The Beatles. Polly Wright - Duchess by the Stranglers. The Second Doctor - The Universe is Going to Catch You by The Antlers. Jamie McCrimmon - Dust on the Ground by Bombay Bicycle Club. Victoria Waterfield - My Heart is Split by Kait Kerrigan. Zoe Heriot - Wanted by Vanessa Carlton. The Third Doctor - Fiery Crash by Andrew Bird. The Brigadier - The Last Thing on My Mind by the Seekers. Liz Shaw - She Blinded Me With Science by Thomas Dolby. John Benton - Strangers by the Kinks. Mike Yates - Somebody to Love by Jefferson Airplane. Josephine Grant - When You’re Smiling by Doris Day. Sarah Jane Smith - Shining Light by Ash. The Fourth Doctor - Arriving UFO by Yes. Harry Sullivan - Substitute by Frank Turner. Leela of the Sevateem - Dust to Dust by the Civil Wars. K-9 - K9 on a Mission by Paddy Kingsland. Romana I - She’s a Genius by Jet. Romana II - All the Colors by Angus & Julia Stone. Adric - The Sea is a Good Place to Think of the Future by Los Campesinos!. Nyssa of Traken - Shine On by the Kooks. Tegan Jovanka - Far Away by Ingrid Michaelson. The Fifth Doctor - Crystal Ball by Keane. Vislor Turlough - I Started Something I Couldn’t Finish by the Smiths. Kamelion - Mr. Roboto by Styx. Peri Brown - 1983 by Neon Trees. The Sixth Doctor - Don’t You Want Me by the Human League. Melanie Bush - Girls Just Want to Have Fun by Cyndi Lauper. The Seventh Doctor - Magic Man by Heart. Ace McShane - Kate is Great by the Bouncing Souls. The Eighth Doctor - Hello Sadness by Los Campesinos!. Grace Holloway - Buddy Holly by Weezer. The Ninth Doctor - The Wanderer by Johnny Cash. Rose Tyler - Flickers by London Grammar. Captain Jack Harkness - Zombie by Cranberries. The Tenth Doctor - Do You Want To by Franz Ferdinand. Martha Jones - Travelling Woman by Bat for Lashes. Donna Noble - Runaway Runaway by Duran Duran. The Eleventh Doctor - Boats and Birds by Gregory and the Hawk. Amelia Pond - Hot Mess by Cobra Starship. Rory Williams - Seaside by the Kooks. River Song - . Clara Oswald - 400 Lux by Lorde


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 9 April 1969, London during the “Voyage Of The Fritz” photo session held at various locations around London. Session Photographer: Bruce McBroom

“Apple [as in Apple Corps, The Beatles’ media company, not Apple Inc.] wanted fresh photos to refute rumors of them breaking up. We spent the entire day, first in the studio on a white background and later outside wandering around along the Thames. They showed up with their wives and girlfriends dressed as you see them in the photo, no stylists, art directors, hair, make up or assistants. They asked me what I wanted them to do and I said just stand on the white background. The photo you see and others from that session are purely their own body language and arrangement.“ - Bruce McBroom on the photo session

Lily Evans and James Potter Fanmix

  1. I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) - The Proclaimers
  2. Love Me Do - The Beatles
  3. Feel Like Making Love - Bad Company
  4. Ever Fallen In Love - Buzzcocks
  5. Love Me Two Times - The Doors
  6. Teenage Kicks - The Undertones
  7. You Really Got Me - The Kinks
  8. She Loves You - The Beatles
  9. Only The Good Die Young - Billy Joel
  10. Love - John Lennon
  11. My Generation - The Who
  12. One Way Or Another - Blondie
  13. The Waiting - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
  14. All These Things That I’ve Done - The Killers
  15. Love You More - Buzzcocks
  16. (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction - Rolling Stones
  17. Your Song - Elton John
  18. She’s The One - Ramones
  19. Wild Horses - Rolling Stones