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On Music: Beatlemania Week – No. 6

“With a Little Help from My Friends” Another classic from Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, “With a Little Help from My Friends” was written by Paul and John for Ringo, who had a very small singing range. They specifically kept the song almost like a simple conversation, with their characters asking questions of Billy Shears, [...]

The Cover Art of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website. It is the most famous rock album cover of all time: The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. One of the many things that still fascinate us about this incredible album is the cover. The concept [...]

Who is On the Sgt. Pepper Cover?

We all recognize the artwork on the cover of The Beatles’ 1967 album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Recognizing it and remembering who was in that image are two different things! Today’s Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss challenges your recall by giving you a celebrity, and you decide whether that person was included on the [...]

Cassette Tape Doilies

Jennifer Cantwell found that cassette tape can be successfully crocheted, and so turned Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band into a doily. What album do you think would make good doily fodder? Link via Craft | Artist’s Website Previously: Cassette Tape Paintings

Make Your Own Abraham Lincoln

I’ve only recently discovered Toy-a-Day, a site that offers a vast number of free papercraft patterns. All you have to do is print the PDF and fold as instructed, and voila! You have your own little paper version of Abraham Lincoln. If Abe isn’t really your thing, don’t worry – there’s a wide variety of [...]

The Late Movies: Beatles Cartoons

Taking on any project involving The Beatles is an overwhelming task, so I simplified matters by limiting the selection to a few animated videos. I hope you enjoy them. Can’t Buy Me Love/Help/And Your Bird Can Sing The Beatles cartoon series was produced from 1965-1967, then rerun for a couple more years. This video features the introductions [...]

The Quick 10: 10 Victims of the Best New Artist Grammy Curse

For the most part, the Best New Artist award has gone to people and bands that are still relevant (or at least known) today. Bette Midler won in 1974, Sade was the newcomer in 1986, Mariah Carey won in 1991, and a little band called the Beatles won in 1965. But it’s not necessarily an [...]

Modern Wild Looking Tables

“QUANTUM SHOT” #665Link – article by Elena Pushkelia and Avi Abrams Strange surfaces to keep your food from tipping over… supposedly Since our last Psychedelic Furniture Showcase modern custom-designed furniture did not become any tamer – the wildest forms and strangest materials continue to appear disguised as tables, chairs and other humble furniture items. Underneath their sheer [...]

The Quick 10: 10 “Fifth Beatles”

09.09.09: It’s Beatlemania all over again. At least, it is at my house. And to some degree, here on the _floss – we’ve covered Nine Things You Probably Didn’t Know About the Beatles and Nine Women Who Inspired Beatles Songs. And now we bring you 10 people who have some sort of claim to the [...]