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21 February 2014
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* From the Washington Post via Reddit: John will be the subject of one of the next US Postal Service's commemorative stamps. No date on when it will be released, it is not yet in design.

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What kind of people usually get on these stamps? It seems a bit strange to me, as John wasn't from there.

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21 February 2014
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What kind of people usually get on these stamps? It seems a bit strange to me, as John wasn't from there.

Hmmm... hadn't thought of that, as I've always thought of US stamps as commemorating historical figures in general. The official site states that "U.S. postage stamps and stationery primarily will feature American or American-related subjects. Other subjects can be considered if the subject had significant impact on American history or culture." It doesn't specify that the subject has to be born in the US. I guess his having spent his last years here was enough.

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What kind of people usually get on these stamps? It seems a bit strange to me, as John wasn't from there.

There's a list at the link...actors, athletes, musicians, anyone who is an American icon.  They are making an exception for John I guess because he lived in NYC.

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fabfouremily said
What kind of people usually get on these stamps? It seems a bit strange to me, as John wasn't from there.

John did campaign to stay in the US and took up residency, maybe that's how he got the stamp of approval for these.

Or its a marketing strategy solely designed to make a fortune off Lennon and Beatle collectors who will buy sheets of them, which seems the most likely considering that "the financially strapped service is embarking on a new path now to increase revenue and attract young collectors, one more heavily tilted toward popular subjects. . ." even tho "a John Lennon stamp, for example, would violate a rule that only Americans be depicted on stamps".

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" even tho "a John Lennon stamp, for example, would violate a rule that only Americans be depicted on stamps".

WaPo's not entirely correct, as I highlighted above.

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fabfouremily said
What kind of people usually get on these stamps? It seems a bit strange to me, as John wasn't from there.

 

I think it's a nice gesture, for although he wasn't from the U.S., he was certainly an Ambassador for American Music (as were all The Beatles) and went on about Elvis, Berry, Little Richard & Motown to anyone who was willing to listen ever since the Early Years of The Beatles.  He was also a great New Yorker, and he likely is responsible for a considerable amount of tourism to the City.  Perhaps some American politicians are all too aware of the victimization of John by some of their ranks and efforts are being made to acknowledge his contributions to their history.  The Grammy Salute, the Anniversary of the first U.S. visit, this somehow feels appropriate to me instead of "a bit strange".

 

One of my most memorable Lennon moments was during the Eve of the 'Gulf War' where thousands gathered outside the Parliament Buildings in Victoria, B.C. for a Candlelight Peace Vigil.  I've never experienced such a moving powerful vibe as I approached the downtown harbour in Victoria that night and could hear 'Give Peace A Chance' being sung by so many off in the distance.  I'd only just seen disturbing news clips on CNN minutes before, but as I moved closer and closer to the crowd this powerful Peace Anthem rung louder and louder throughout a brilliant sea of candlelight, the images of destruction faded and faded as John's song grew and it truly amazed me how powerful and effective the song really was, I mean, it actually works when people DO give peace a chance.  Having John's image immortalized on a U.S. Postage Stamp is highly symbolic for me being located just north of the U.S. where, whether i'ts justified or not to Americans, they haven't exactly been known as peacekeepers for many up here, this gesture suggests to me that perhaps maybe John's message is finally getting through to those who perhaps need to hear it the most...:-)

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I think it's nice that they're doing it, by the way. It just surprised me a little, that's all. I suppose I thought of the time when Nixon wanted him out of the country and as far away as possible.

I wonder what picture they'll use...

 

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* From a January Elvis Examiner article:

The Beatles and Elvis Presley, arguably the most documented musical acts in history, had a rare undocumented night when they met each other face to face for the one and only time. Since no one thought to take pictures or video of the infamous meeting, eyewitness accounts from the people who were there at Presley's house in Los Angeles on August 27, 1965 all seem to differ. Even The Beatles, when interviewed for The Beatles Anthology documentary, couldn't agree on what happened.

But now, one of Elvis' right-hand men and best man at his wedding, Joe Esposito, wants to set the record straight in the new documentary "One Day Two Legends" which attempts to put a cohesive story together about what actually happened the one and only night when The King of Rock and Roll met The Fab Four.

More at the link. [x-posted at the documentaries thread]

 

* Another Paul tour rumor from the Beatles Examiner:

In a post on its Facebook page Feb. 21 headlined “Exclusiva !! Confirmado !!,” Backstage Magazine reported that Paul McCartney will play a show in Costa Rica May 2 on a tour that has yet to be officially announced.

More at the link. [x-posted at the 2014 tour thread]

 

* Also from the Beatles Examiner:

'Yellow Submarine' animator dies: Frank Terry, who worked on episodes of "The Beatles" cartoon series, has died, Indiewire's Animation Scoop reports. The Fab 4 Free 4 All's Mitch Axelrod profiled him in his book "Beatletoons."

 

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* From a January Elvis Examiner article:

The Beatles and Elvis Presley, arguably the most documented musical acts in history, had a rare undocumented night when they met each other face to face for the one and only time. Since no one thought to take pictures or video of the infamous meeting, eyewitness accounts from the people who were there at Presley's house in Los Angeles on August 27, 1965 all seem to differ. Even The Beatles, when interviewed for The Beatles Anthology documentary, couldn't agree on what happened.

But now, one of Elvis' right-hand men and best man at his wedding, Joe Esposito, wants to set the record straight in the new documentary "One Day Two Legends" which attempts to put a cohesive story together about what actually happened the one and only night when The King of Rock and Roll met The Fab Four.

More at the link. [x-posted at the documentaries thread]

If everyone else's account of what happened that night is different what makes Joe's documentary hold any more credence? Won't it just be another voice in the melee? Nothing wrong with doing so, just gets me wondering why this is the one account to listen to.

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* France will have its first retrospective of Linda's work at Le Pavillon Populaire in Montpellier from February 21-May 4.

The opening reception is tonight.

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From Paul's Facebook page

Tomorrow http://www.PaulMcCartney.com will be publishing a NEW collection of photos from the Linda McCartney retrospective.

Here's a sneak preview

 

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From Paul's Facebook page

Tomorrow http://www.PaulMcCartney.com will be publishing a NEW collection of photos from the Linda McCartney retrospective.

I wonder if there'll be never-before-seen photos in the mix.

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Ahhh Girl said
From Paul's Facebook page

Tomorrow http://www.PaulMcCartney.com will be publishing a NEW collection of photos from the Linda McCartney retrospective.

I wonder if there'll be never-before-seen photos in the mix.

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We can hope.

Unless they are marked as new, I will have to rely on those more knowledgeable than me to know which ones, if any, haven't been seen before.

 

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Same, I'm no good at picture recognition. Someone'll have to tell me. 

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Lennon relic to be auctioned

A unique “nonsense” list by former Beatle John Lennon is being sold by its owner.

Michael Poynter Adams has the original 1969 printer’s proof of the list, which has 26 letters and nonsensical words alongside each one in Lennon’s handwriting.

It’s expected to fetch at least £6,000 at a Colwyn Bay auction on Wednesday.

In what’s known as an abecedarium, the dyslexic and quirky star wrote: “A is for Parrot, B is for glasses, C is for plastic, D is for Doris...”

Faceo, you should use some of that cash you have in that chair beside you to buy this.

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parlance said

I wonder if there'll be never-before-seen photos in the mix.

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We can hope.

Unless they are marked as new, I will have to rely on those more knowledgeable than me to know which ones, if any, haven't been seen before.

 

They're up. The only one I haven't seen before is the one of James.

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The picture of the horse amongst all the daisies is quite emotive.

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^^ I agree.

 

A bit of Wings-related news:

* Via Maccaboard, An Irish Mirror story on Van Morrison helping out former guitarist Henry McCullough, who suffered a massive heart attack in 2012.

* Laurence Juber is taking pre-orders on a special edition of his new book, Guitar with Wings. The special edition ($100) will be signed and come with a special CD of his 1979 Standard Time album, featuring the unreleased Back to the Egg track "Maisie". [x-posted to the new books thread]

 

* From WogBlog:

Sanctioned by Apple Corps, Pyramid America has released a limited edition (of 1964) box set collection of art prints based on the single covers illustrated in the "1" album. The bright red box contains 27 prints and the company says it's part one of a series. Each of these large images are printed on sturdy paper and offers the song information on the back. With "1" currently at no. 20 in the Billboard Top 200 albums chart, it seems fitting that we found this item.

 

 

* Not news, but just cute - old home film footage of two kids reacting to The Beatles on Ed Sullivan.

 

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fabfouremily said What kind of people usually get on these stamps? It seems a bit strange to me, as John wasn't from there.

Hmmm... hadn't thought of that, as I've always thought of US stamps as commemorating historical figures in general. The official site states that "U.S. postage stamps and stationery primarily will feature American or American-related subjects. Other subjects can be considered if the subject had significant impact on American history or culture." It doesn't specify that the subject has to be born in the US. I guess his having spent his last years here was enough. parlance  

 

There was a Yellow Submarine postage stamp in 1999 I think. So it's not the first US Beatle stamp. I wonder if there are any others.

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^ Was this it by any chance?

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