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24 February 2014
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fabfouremily said
^ Was this it by any chance?

Yes!

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24 February 2014
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Ah, okay. Again, though, they want to choose a ''highlight'' of the Beatles' career, and they go for YS? Or maybe it's because it's instantly recognizable. It's quite nice.

''We're just knocked out. We heard about the sell out. You gotta get an album out, you owe it to the people. We're so happy we can hardly count.''

24 February 2014
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Expert Textpert said

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.

semi-related British Beatles stamps (It is interesting what people have made out of these & are selling on ebay.)

related – I think the YS stamp is the only other US postage stamp that is Beatles-related. I can't find any others. If someone finds another, please let us know.

 

25 February 2014
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I looked and can't find any others, either. I can't even find any for other musicians, though there must be…

 

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25 February 2014
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Expert Textpert said

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.

semi-related British Beatles stamps (It is interesting what people have made out of these & are selling on ebay.)

related – I think the YS stamp is the only other US postage stamp that is Beatles-related. I can't find any others. If someone finds another, please let us know.

 

Haha… ebay

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fabfouremily said
Ah, okay. Again, though, they want to choose a ''highlight'' of the Beatles' career, and they go for YS? Or maybe it's because it's instantly recognizable. It's quite nice.

It was chosen to coincide with the renovation of the film, I think. The stamp was displayed on Yellow Submarine Day in Liverpool.

Edit--it just happened to coincide. It was chosen by citizens as part of the Celebrate the Century program.

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25 February 2014
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fabfouremily said
Ah, okay. Again, though, they want to choose a ''highlight'' of the Beatles' career, and they go for YS? Or maybe it's because it's instantly recognizable. It's quite nice.

It was chosen to coincide with the renovation of the film, I think. The stamp was displayed on Yellow Submarine Day in Liverpool.

Oh okay. That makes more sense, then.

 

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For the discerning, well-dressed Beatles fan. YS postage stamp cufflinks. The Brit stamps have been made into cufflinks too.

25 February 2014
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fabfouremily said
I can't even find any for other musicians, though there must be… 

There are plenty of those…

There's also one's for Louis Armstrong, Ray Charles, and probably others.

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25 February 2014
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fabfouremily said

Expert Textpert said

fabfouremily said
Ah, okay. Again, though, they want to choose a ''highlight'' of the Beatles' career, and they go for YS? Or maybe it's because it's instantly recognizable. It's quite nice.

It was chosen to coincide with the renovation of the film, I think. The stamp was displayed on Yellow Submarine Day in Liverpool.

Oh okay. That makes more sense, then.

 

See my edit.

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25 February 2014
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Expert Textpert said

fabfouremily said

Expert Textpert said

fabfouremily said
Ah, okay. Again, though, they want to choose a ''highlight'' of the Beatles' career, and they go for YS? Or maybe it's because it's instantly recognizable. It's quite nice.

It was chosen to coincide with the renovation of the film, I think. The stamp was displayed on Yellow Submarine Day in Liverpool.

Oh okay. That makes more sense, then.

 

See my edit.

Alright. Thanks for the info apple01

 

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25 February 2014
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mja6758 said

fabfouremily said
I can't even find any for other musicians, though there must be… 

There are plenty of those…

There's also one's for Louis Armstrong, Ray Charles, and probably others.

 

The Elvis one was a huge deal. They even put the design to a vote – whether to chose young Elvis (the winner, as you can see) or older Vegas Elvis.

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25 February 2014
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Ultimate Classic Rock have revealed that Neil Innes (Ron Nasty) and John Halsey (Barry Wom) are reuniting for a 19-date UK tour in May:

"It is hereby agreed that, in as much as two of the Artistes heretofore and informally known as 'The Rutles', 'The Pre-Fab Four' or 'Dirk, Nasty, Stig and Barry', shall be appearing live and in person as 'Themselves' (namely Neil and John) and whilst they are appearing as 'Themselves' they do so solemnly and without prejudice hereby undertake to use their best endeavors not to make frivolous use of any former silly name, no matter whomsoever, whatsoever, whenever, for ever and ever.

"However, and nevertheless, they reserve the same human rights as any honest Ticket Holder to be free, and at liberty, to make use of any of the aforesaid names as they see fit – in so far as, and provided that, any such said Ticket Holder, or person of wisdom and taste, is deemed to be at all times within the boundaries of the Public Domain or any other such place, area or location as defined by the Real World."

 

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26 February 2014
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The post went missing (I won't repost in case it comes back), but I posted about an auction of manuscripts from John. WogBlog has an article.

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26 February 2014
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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 It won't be coming back, parlance. There was a slight rollback needed earlier due to changes Joe was making, and some posts were lost. The New York Times article you posted was a good one on the auction of Lennon manuscripts, more in depth than WogBlog's.

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26 February 2014
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mja6758 said
a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 It won't be coming back, parlance. There was a slight rollback needed earlier due to changes Joe was making, and some posts were lost. The New York Times article you posted was a good one on the auction of Lennon manuscripts, more in depth than WogBlog's.

 

Ah, ok, I'll repost what I'd quoted:

More than 100 John Lennon manuscripts, including short stories, poems and line drawings, most of them produced for the two books Lennon published during his lifetime, “In His Own Write” (1964) and “A Spaniard in the Works” (1965), will be auctioned at Sotheby’s in New York on June 4.

*snip*

The collection will be on display at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Tex., March 13 and 14; at Sotheby’s in London, March 21 to 25; and at Sotheby’s in New York starting on May 28.

 

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Sir Paul Mccartney In Trademark Battle

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Sir Paul Mccartney is embroiled in a battle to stop a company trademarking his nickname 'MACca' for a cosmetics range.

The Beatles legend's legal team has filed an objection to a trademark application filed in London to use the name for a line of cosmetics, perfumes, hair products and soaps.

The applicant now has two months to defend the filing with the Trademark Registry in the British capital, according to U.K. newspaper the Daily Mail.

27 February 2014
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A great piece about the Beatles by legendary rock journalist Nik Cohn: http://www.thedailybeast.com/a…..mbers.html

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27 February 2014
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DrBeatle said
A great piece about the Beatles by legendary rock journalist Nik Cohn: http://www.thedailybeast.com/a…..mbers.html

 

I was okay up until this point:

My own feeling is that Lennon has heavy talent and that McCartney really hasn’t. He’s melodic, pleasant, inventive but he’s too much syrup.

 

Hard to take the rest of the article seriously after that.

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Yes, true…Cohn is known to be kind of a dink when it comes to certain opinions. He is the one, after all, who told Pete Townshend that Tommy was a "shit" album upon hearing the rough mixes, so Pete went and wrote Pinball Wizard (knowing Cohn was a pinball fanatic), after which Cohn declared it a masterpiece.

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