Category Archives: Beatles, The

More Album Cover Outtakes

This untreated Polaroid of John’s piercing gaze has recently surfaced, believed to have been taken by Andy Warhol. John Lennon – Imagine (1971) The photograph for the Imagine album cover was taken by Yoko Ono using a Polaroid camera. It … Continue reading

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The Beatles | 1967

“Nobody else in the group digs When I’m Sixty Four.” Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Mick Jagger & Maggie McGivern (who was having an affair with McCartney at the time) at Paul’s home in Cavendish Ave, St. John’s Wood, London, 1967.

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High Fidelity – The Best of Elvis Costello in the ’80s

This 20 track collection covers the albums, artistic phases, evolutions, and bouts of fancy from Elvis Costello in the 1980s – arguably the bespectacled one’s most artistically rewarding decade. Emerging from Britain’s new wave scene in the late-70s era, Elvis … Continue reading

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John Lennon | September 1962

It’s all in the eyes. This rarely seen photograph of John Lennon on the precipice of superstardom was taken around the back of Paul McCartney’s childhood home in Liverpool 60 years ago to the day. We’ve seen a few shots … Continue reading

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The Beatles – 1969 Photos

In the wake of Peter Jackson’s game-changing Get Back movie, The Press shares these rarely seen images of The Beatles taken from a roll of film in Yoko Ono’s stolen Instamatic camera – all care of Award Winning Author and … Continue reading

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John Lennon

So long ago Was it in a dream? Was it just a dream? I know, yes I know It seemed so very real Seemed so real to me

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More Album Cover Outtakes

Roxy Music – Siren (1975) South Stack, Anglesey, Wales. Supermodel Jerry Hall poses as a mermaid for the cover of their fifth studio album. Led Zeppelin – II (1969) The design was based on a photograph of a Division of … Continue reading

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The Beatles – The Final Images

This is the last ever photo of The Beatles. The Beatles broke up 50 years ago, and their music remains embedded in the fabric of pop culture. By the time Paul McCartney sued his fellow Beatles, and their parent company … Continue reading

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Bowie’s Pin Ups

Two Hours Of ‘Original’ Songs David Bowie Covered In His Early Career. In a very special episode of Beat Orgy, RRR’s Steve Cross takes us through the original versions of the songs that David Bowie covered through his golden period … Continue reading

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Phil Collins’ Mystery Session

Opportunity knocked for a nineteen year old pre-Genesis Phil Collins in May 1970. At this point in his stop-start, still embryonic music career, he was getting ready to have a bath and watch Top of the Pops on telly with … Continue reading

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More Album Cover Outtakes

The Beatles album cover for originally the Please Please Me album in 1963 and later for the 1969 promo-copy for the never-eventuated Get Back album, were taken at the now demolished EMI Headquarters, 20 Manchester Square, Marylebone. It showed The … Continue reading

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The Beatles

Left to right: George, John, Pete, Paul, Stu.

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London: Part 1

Welcome to the European Rock Pilgrimage (also known as my family holiday February 2020 including something of a celebration for a significant birthday milestone, but more about that later) where I’ve managed to visit some of my favourite ever rock … Continue reading

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The Beatles – Abbey Road

September 1969 saw the release of The Beatles’ Abbey Road the group’s eleventh and chronologically final studio album. So with the 50th anniversary now upon us, Pierce’s Press are taking a brief glance at the iconic album cover that began life as … Continue reading

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Revolution in the Head: The Beatles Records and the Sixties

Author: Ian Macdonald (1994) A book to keep you company for the rest of your life. Even if you don’t always agree with the late great Ian MacDonald’s (The People’s Music) assessments of the Beatles’ songs (I thought paperbak classic When … Continue reading

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All the Songs

Author: Philippe Margotin, Jean-Michel Guesdon, Preface by Patti Smith (2013) Every album and every song ever released by the Beatles—from “Please Please Me” (U.S. 1963) to “The Long and Winding Road” (U.S. 1970)—is dissected, discussed, and analyzed by two music historians in this … Continue reading

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Look Closely: The Beatles’ Rubber Soul

Ok now it’s getting weird. Take your copy of Rubber Soul, look at it upside down in the mirror. Does that say Abbey Road? Surely not… More Album Cover craziness here.

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Abbey Road to Ziggy Stardust

Author: Ken Scott (2012) Abbey Road to Ziggy Stardust shares the intimate memories of Ken Scott’s days working as engineer and producer with some of the most important artists of the 20th century. Ken’s work has left an indelible mark on rock … Continue reading

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