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John Lennon Throws Metal on Cover of Yellow Submarine Album

Beatles YELLOW SUBMARINE
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Snagged this one from the Huffington Post

The Beatles are credited with being the first to do many things such as printing lyrics on a pop album, creating music videos and holding a stadium concert, but most bizarre is their role in the “devil horns” hand gesture taking off. John Lennon’s cartoon figure on the Yellow Submarine cover is apparently the first time the symbol was on the cover of an album and is one of the earliest instances associated with a rock band, ever.

Paul McCartney Admits to Taking LSD

On This Date, June 19th in 1967: Paul McCartney was the first British pop star to publicly admit using LSD, in chatting with a reporter who had inquired about it. Paul’s LSD quote appeared in Queen, a UK-based magazine at the time. The quote was also then reprinted by Life magazine in their June 1967 feature, ‘The New Far-Out Beatles: They’re grown men now and creating extraordinary musical sounds’ by Thomas Thompson.

In both articles, Paul McCartney was quoted as saying, “After I took it (LSD), it opened my eyes. We only use one-tenth of our brain. Just think what we could accomplish if we could only tap that hidden part. It would mean a whole new world.” ITV seized the opportunity to interview Paul about this public admission. The controversy would become a springboard for discussing the responsibilities of celebrities and journalists. The interview was filmed by ITV on June 19th 1967, in Paul’s backyard garden on Cavendish Avenue, and would be telecast in Britain later that evening. Paul had just celebrated his 25th birthday the previous day. The Beatles‘ latest LP Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band was number one on the album charts – released less than three weeks prior on June 1st.

The Beatles Get MBE Status

On This Day in 1965: It was announced that The Beatles would be included in the Queen’s Birthday Honors List where each member would be become a Member of the British Empire.

On This Day in Pop Culture History: The Beatles Cause a Commotion

“More Popular Than Rod”

More Popular than Rod

On This Date,  March 4th in 1966: Despite ample album sales to support his argument, John Lennon’s assertion that The Beatles “are more popular than Jesus” sparks widespread outrage. Lennon later apologized.