Jimmy Page tunes up, backstage, Toronto. 1971
Can You Not: A John Lennon Story
The Who - 0o3. “But what was interesting about what the Who did is that we took things which were happening in the pop genre and represent them to people so that they see them in a new way. I think the best example is Andy Warhol’s work, the image of Marilyn Monroe or the Campbell’s soup can.”
When John Lennon was not able to leave America while waiting for his Green Card in the mid 70’s, him and son Julian would send audio tapes back to each other. In this tape Julian (Age 11) is saying thank you to his father for his birthday presents for his 11th birthday in 1974! (This birthday Julian received two guitars. One guitar that was given to him had a mirror on it, a fake Ruby, and a bunch of other little things that John himself glued on to it.)
Here is what Julian says:
“Dear Dad, Thank-
Dear Dad and- sorry!
Dear Dad and Yoko thank you for the presents you have given me for my birthday.
I don’t know what to say, and I thank you very much.
And I hope to hear from you soon on your recorder.
And heres some music from um, some of your albums
on the other side and this side after. Over.”
(Then he plays “Love Me Do”)
The Beatles at the Coliseum, 50 years ago today. Can we talk about how tiny and unadorned that stage is? No wonder concert tickets used to cost so little.
inside The Grand Budapest Hotel