It’s been 50 years since The Beatles released Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, an album widely considered to be among the best rock albums of all time, and aside from a very cool documentary about the making of Sgt Pepper (which was released on Septembers 8th) some cool collectible memorabilia is also making its way to the market. In honor of this exciting anniversary, 3D design company Lovepop have released The Beatles Sgt. Pepper 3D Card! This gorgeous design was created in partnership with The Beatles and is one of three officially licensed designs that include a fabulous 3D rendering of the Yellow Submarine, and the iconic scene of The Beatles crossing Abbey Road.
I suspect you may feel the need to own these. The Beatles‘ cards sell for $15 each or $40 for a pack of all three designs, and can be purchased at This Link!
They walked side by side down that road built out of yellow bricks, heading to their fate in the emerald colored city, off to see a wizard who would make them superstars.
They had visual appeal, they had individual backstories, they were a band of heroes headed straight to the top in a magical land where the worst critics were flying monkeys.
The mania started when they crossed the street, Dorothy in the front with the man made of metal bringing up the rear, and that one artsy munchkin was there to capture the scene and memorialize the moment they said “we’re off!”
Available on T-Shirts, Long-Sleeved Ts, Hoodies and other Swag for as low at $19.95 at This Link!
Dutch artist Stephan Brusche makes fun art on and with the skin of the delicious Banana. Here, he has demonstrated his technique with a rendering of the famous cover of The Beatles’ album, Abbey Road. So clever!
Ah, The Beatles; who with any shred of musical taste doesn’t love them? This 100% preshrunk ComfortSoft® cotton shirt — featuring a bold take on the iconic image of The Beatles crossing Abbey Road designed by Bomdesignz — is available in your choice of three fits: Unisex T-Shirt, Oversized T-Shirt and Ladies Fit. Get yours for just $19.95 at This link!
NME reports today that a rare photograph showing The Beatles walking across Abbey Road in the opposite direction to which they are depicted walking on the cover of the legendary 1969 album of the same name will go on the auction block in the UK later this month.
Taken by late photographer Iain Macmillan, notable differences between the two shots include the fact that Paul McCartney is wearing sandals rather than walking barefoot, and the cigarette he’s shown holding on the album version is missing. The print is among a set of 25 being sold by a private collector. Viewings start this Friday, May 18th, 2012, with bids expected to go as high as £9,000 (Approximately $14,300) at auction.
Just when you think you know everything there is to know about The Beatles, Neatorama runs a post with a few cool stories behind different Beatles album covers. I especially love this one about HELP!, a film and album which already hold so many cool memories for me:
For the HELP! photo shoot, photographer Robert Freeman warmed up by shooting publicity stills of the band playing around in the Austrian snow. In the process, he realized that their arm motions reminded him of semaphore, a system of emergency naval communications using waving flags. Because the album title was conveniently four characters long, the photographer had each member of the group spell out a letter using the code. However, Freeman found that the arm motions for H-E-L-P were much less aesthetically pleasing than the positions for N-U-J-V, so he decided to use those letters instead.
Read more stories behind the covers for The White Album, Sgt Pepper and Abbey Road at This Link.