Truth About the Beatles' Girls
bow-down-to-bowie:

Cynthia Lennon, 1969.

November 8, 1968 - Cynthia Lennon arriving at Divorce Court in London.

bow-down-to-bowie:

Cynthia Lennon, 1969.

November 8, 1968 - Cynthia Lennon arriving at Divorce Court in London.

Source of my scan, mysteriously altered to remove my tag, is the Something About Pattie Boyd group at Yahoo!

Source of my scan, mysteriously altered to remove my tag, is the Something About Pattie Boyd group at Yahoo!

beatlefour:

They love you, yeah, yeah, yeah!

Susan Whitman and Tina Williams with lovable Ringo on the Twickenham Studios set of “A Hard Day’s Night”.

beatlefour:

Smoking 60s….

March 1964 - Smoking on the Twickenham Studios set of “A Hard Day’s Night” with Norman Rossington, Ringo Starr, George Harrison, John Lennon, Pattie Boyd, Susan Whitman and Tina Williams (plus unidentified crew).

beatlefour:

Bird hunters.

Susan Whitman and Tina Williams with Wilfrid Brambell and Ringo Starr on the Twickenham Studios set of A Hard Day’s Night - March 1964.

all-about-history:

September 1967
Beatles wives (Cyn-orange, Maureen-blue & Pattie-purple) and Jenny Boyd posing in clothes designed by The Fool for The Beatles’ Apple Boutique.
Photographer: Ronald Traeger
(BN: I found this on the Instagram account of the girl who coloured it awhile back, but I can’t remember what account so I’m sorry that I did not credit back.)

coolkitty9 colorized it and posted it on tumblr today - with her tag clearly visible beside Cynthia’s head - which you could plainly see if you hadn’t cut off Pattie and Cynthia’s heads to remove coolkitty9's tag.

all-about-history:

September 1967

Beatles wives (Cyn-orange, Maureen-blue & Pattie-purple) and Jenny Boyd posing in clothes designed by The Fool for The Beatles’ Apple Boutique.

Photographer: Ronald Traeger

(BN: I found this on the Instagram account of the girl who coloured it awhile back, but I can’t remember what account so I’m sorry that I did not credit back.)

coolkitty9 colorized it and posted it on tumblr today - with her tag clearly visible beside Cynthia’s head - which you could plainly see if you hadn’t cut off Pattie and Cynthia’s heads to remove coolkitty9's tag.

mccartneymadness:

John Lennon with Cynthia holding Aunt Mimi’s cat. October 1962

mccartneymadness:

John Lennon with Cynthia holding Aunt Mimi’s cat. October 1962

koolkitty9:

Julian, John’s arm and George 1965 by ~koolkitty9

George holding Julian in the doorway at Kenwood by Henry Grossman, late March 1965.

koolkitty9:

Julian, John’s arm and George 1965 by ~koolkitty9

George holding Julian in the doorway at Kenwood by Henry Grossman, late March 1965.

koolkitty9:

Pattie, Cyn, Mo, and Jenny 1968 by koolkitty9

September 1967 - Ronald Traeger portrait of the Beatles wives and Jenny Boyd in fashions designed by The Fool for the Apple Boutique - colorized.

koolkitty9:

Pattie, Cyn, Mo, and Jenny 1968 by koolkitty9

September 1967 - Ronald Traeger portrait of the Beatles wives and Jenny Boyd in fashions designed by The Fool for the Apple Boutique - colorized.

Pattie Boyd photographed by Robert Freeman in the clothes of tomorrow…

British Experts in 1966 make predictions about what life will be like in the year 2000

From a series of articles published in UK Woman’s Own, Douglas Keay takes a look into the future in this chapter titled: Your Child’s Tomorrow, published in the February 12, 1966 issue.

A brief synopsis of 1966 predictions about British life in 2000:

By 2000, Britain will almost certainly be part of Europe.

The population of Britain is predicted to increase by one and half times resulting in overcrowding and there will be about 25 new towns within 40 to 65 miles of London by 1985. Blocks built in these new towns will be 40 storeys high with narrow roads. There will be lifts at the end of each block to take cars up and down. There will be shops, cafes and pubs on every second or third floor - in other words - self-contained living. Streets will be built one on top of the other, like layered cake. Ground level will have landscaped recreational areas and entertainment. Housewives will earn extra money performing light industry jobs in the buildings.

Within 30 years time people will probably be living in plastic-walled houses slotted into concrete honeycomb frameworks. The walls, made of two plastic skins with insulation between them, and double-glazed windows, will help maintain comfortable temperatures inside. Much of the furniture will be built-in. Prefabricated bathrooms will be common - they need only to be connected to the house when delivered to the site.

Households will have model robots to perform all house work chores such as setting the table, clearing it, dusting and ironing. The prototype existed in 1966. The robot age was predicted in 1910 for the 1960’s - alas it had not yet happened.

A family tax will be imposed on parents of more than one child to help control population growth.

People are used to the perils of war and over-population, but predicts Professor Dennis Gabor: …”only the age of Leisure will find man psychologically unprepared. Leisure for all is a complete novelty in human history.” Will children of the future be bored to death?

Working hours will be shorter. Productivity will be so improved that some will be paid not to work. Farming so much more efficient that food will be plentiful even with the increased population.

Food will be stored indefinitely without refridgaration.

Under-the-sea farms will be in operation to help solve the food shortage.

Livestock, such as hens and cows, will spend their lives from birth till the slaughterhouse in sheds instead of in the open fields.

By 1972 you will probably be able to drive your car under the English Channel to the Continent. Most families will have two cars requiring new roadways to be built. Cars will be cheap and not considered luxuries. (No mention of fuel costs or availability!) Cars will replace the popular bicycle as transportation.

Thousands of people will commute daily from Britain to the Continent and have villas in Spain, Portugal and North Africa.

Foreign travel will be taken for granted. Giant, supersonic airliners, seating 400 to 500 will fly at over 1,000 miles per hour and be almost as common as buses. Vertical take-off aircraft will be in common use. Private helicopters will not be the norm, as the sky would be too congested.

The World Organization - the successor to the United Nations Organization - will be talking of colonizing the moon with the overspill population from Europe and Asia.

A scientific journal speculated about a new way of triggering off nuclear bombs, and making it comparatively easy for even the smallest nations to possess nuclear weapons. (Yikes!!!)

In summation, education is stressed as the most important thing for children growing up in the coming future world of 2000.

(The next chapter, which I don’t have, was about health and medical breakthroughs in the future. No mention of computers or tech stuff - maybe that was in another chapter?)

thateventuality:

Alvin Lee in George’s Studio, 1973 - photo by Pattie Boyd, courtesy of Pattie Boyd’s official website

thateventuality:

Alvin Lee in George’s Studio, 1973 - photo by Pattie Boyd, courtesy of Pattie Boyd’s official website

tealwedrop:

1st photo: “Mr Clapton and I (Stephen) goofin’ around…” 

2nd photo: Paul and Linda McCartney speaking to Eric Clapton and Pattie Boyd (El and Nell) at the 1976 Buddy Holly Luncheon.

Photos via Stephen Bishop’s Official Facebook

Stephen also has a photo of Pattie posing with a guitar, mid-70’s. :3

Wonderful Tonight!

September 7, 1976 - This was the day Eric Clapton was inspired by Pattie, who was late getting ready for the party, to write his classic hit, "Wonderful Tonight"!  - Paul and Linda McCartney hosted the star studded luncheon party in honor of Buddy Holly’s 40th birthday anniversary in London. Others attending included Stephen Bishop, Elton John and Roger & Heather Daltry.

Clapton finished the song after the party and commented in an interview: “The songs you write very quickly are always the best… the ones that are written in the space of a day. It was just about taking the old woman out and getting too sloshed to drive home.”

Pattie Boyd recalled to The Guardian, December 13, 2008 that Clapton “was sitting round playing his guitar while I was trying on dresses upstairs. I was taking so long and I was panicking about my hair, my clothes, everything, and I came downstairs expecting him to really berate me but he said, ‘Listen to this!’” In the time she had taken to get ready Clapton had written "Wonderful Tonight".

lovelyjaneasher:

These 2 Jane Asher images, from the 1970s, come from the Meet the Beatles for Real site, but in the post there is no info about these pics (they talk about Jane’s North American tour for The Philanthropist in 1971).

Does anybody has any more information? Thanks :)


These photos were taken by Rita Hansen of Jane Asher in London. These were scanned from an issue of the Beatles fanzine, The Write Thing, published in the 1980’s. The photos accompany a fan written article about meeting Jane numerous times in the 1970’s, but the photo captions don’t specify the date or exact year they were taken.

beatlegirlsworld:

Happy birthday to Mick Jagger, who is 71 today.Here, Mick and Linda, when she was invited to join the press launch of “Aftermath” in New York, June 24, 1966. This photo was taken by Brian Jones.
The photographs she took that day allowed her leave her  job with “Town and Country” magazine in order to become a professional photographer.

beatlegirlsworld:

Happy birthday to Mick Jagger, who is 71 today.

Here, Mick and Linda, when she was invited to join the press launch of “Aftermath” in New York, June 24, 1966. This photo was taken by Brian Jones.

The photographs she took that day allowed her leave her  job with “Town and Country” magazine in order to become a professional photographer.