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Hank Snow ConcertAugust 3, 1969 - Maureen and Ringo posing with Hank Snow backstage at the London Palladium after the country and western Opry tour concert which they attended with Mal and Lil Evans. Hank Snow and Ringo Starr exchanged autographs with each other. The Opry show starred Hank Snow, Willie Nelson and Johnny Darrell. Photograph by Bob Powell.
One of four photos by Bob Powell published in OPRY magazine 1969 Annual. (I made scans of the two photos with Maureen and posted them in the Maureen Starr Tribute at Yahoo! - or somewhere? - but they seem to have gone missing!) Attending the concert was said to be part of Maureen’s August 4th - 23rd birthday celebration.

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This is new for me!

Hank Snow Concert
August 3, 1969 - Maureen and Ringo posing with Hank Snow backstage at the London Palladium after the country and western Opry tour concert which they attended with Mal and Lil Evans. Hank Snow and Ringo Starr exchanged autographs with each other. The Opry show starred Hank Snow, Willie Nelson and Johnny Darrell. Photograph by Bob Powell.

One of four photos by Bob Powell published in OPRY magazine 1969 Annual. (I made scans of the two photos with Maureen and posted them in the Maureen Starr Tribute at Yahoo! - or somewhere? - but they seem to have gone missing!) Attending the concert was said to be part of Maureen’s August 4th - 23rd birthday celebration.

sheismaureen:

Maureen and Ringo Starr in Niece, France, 1969

June 1969 - Maureen & Ringo with unidentified friends enjoying the infinity pool overlooking the Mediterranean Sea at the luxurious Hotel du Cap Eden Roc in Antibes on the Cote d’Azur in the south of France.

sheismaureen:

Maureen and Ringo Starr in Niece, France, 1969

June 1969 - Maureen & Ringo with unidentified friends enjoying the infinity pool overlooking the Mediterranean Sea at the luxurious Hotel du Cap Eden Roc in Antibes on the Cote d’Azur in the south of France.

1972 - Paul and Linda aboard the Wings tour bus.

1972 - Paul and Linda aboard the Wings tour bus.

barbieomoviegeek:

George and Pattie

colorized by me

barbieomoviegeek:

George and Pattie

colorized by me

January 12, 1966 - Ringo and Maureen behind Cynthia and John at Heathrow Airport en route to board their flight to Trinidad and Tobago for a winter holiday in the sun.

January 12, 1966 - Ringo and Maureen behind Cynthia and John at Heathrow Airport en route to board their flight to Trinidad and Tobago for a winter holiday in the sun.

george-harrison-marwa-blues:

Original screencaps from this video, Pattie Boyd in Moscow in the summer of 2011.Pattie was there for an exhibit of her photographs held at the  Jaguar Summer Museum, which ran from July 13th until September 3rd that year.

Colorized version of the September 1967 Ronald Traeger portrait of the three Beatles’ wives and Jenny Boyd posing in fashions by The Fool for the soon to open Apple Boutique. The colors of Pattie, Cynthia and Maureen’s clothes are accurate as described in the original article published in 1967 (reposted below). The colors of Jenny Boyd’s multi-colored outfit are unknown and completely my interpretation.
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September 1967 - This fashion study was taken to announce the opening of the Beatles’ Apple Boutique in Baker Street. Beatles’ wives Pattie Harrison, Cynthia Lennon and Maureen Starkey with Jenny Boyd posed for the stunning portrait taken by Ronald Traeger and commissioned by Brigid Keenan for the Sunday Times. 
The Fool, a four member Dutch design collective and band designed for the Apple Boutique. They were discovered by photographer Karl Ferris among the hippie community in Ibiza in 1966. He took photographs of clothes designed by them, and sent them to London where they were published in The Times and immediately caused a sensation. 
Pattie Boyd Harrison was an early customer of their fashions. Other iconic projects by The Fool included: psychedelic designs for Brian Epstein’s Savile Theatre; painted designs on John Lennon’s upright piano at Kenwood and one of his Gibson acoustic guitars; Julian Lennon’s gypsy caravan; George and Pattie Harrison’s lavish round fireplace mural and parts of the exterior of their home, Kinfauns; George’s Mini car and several of his guitars. The Beatles wore The Fool’s designs during the satellite broadcast of All You Need is Love on June 25, 1967. The Fool also worked on the set design for Joe Massot’s 1968 film Wonderwall for which George Harrison composed the soundtrack. Most famous and controversial of all was the huge three-story mural painted in psychedelic colours on the facade of the Beatles’ Apple Boutique (months later, the mural was painted over by civic order, due to protests from other local businesses). (The Fool members included: Simon Posthuma, Marijke Koger, Barry Finch and artist Josje Leeger.)    
In America this iconic photograph appeared in the first issue of Rolling Stone, dated November 9, 1967. Later displayed in London’s National Portrait Gallery in 2002-03 it was by then described as a “remarkable lost portrait”. It has been published many times, but the best quality version appeared in the 1977 book: The Women We Wanted to Look Like, by Brigid Keenan (from which I made this scan).
The following is the original photo caption and article that accompanied the full page newsprint version of the portrait published in the legendary first issue of Rolling Stone, November 9, 1967:
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APPLE AND THE BEATLES
 
Photo caption:
Beatle wives and a sister-in-law in clothes from the Apple. Left: Pattie Harrison in blue satin shirt and red satin pantaloons. Back center: Cynthia Lennon in pink-purple chiffon dress with a gold lame tunic and mauve stockings. Right: Maureen Starr in apple-green jacket embroidered in gold, over midnight-blue baggy pants applique with yellow stars. Front: Jenny Boyd (Pattie’s sister) in a print trimmed jacket, gathered skirt and chiffon trousers.
 
London
The Beatles following their new pattern of ever-increasing involvement in the outside world, are putting up money to back a London boutique. The shop, christened Apple, will open in November and will stock clothes designed by Simon, Marijke, Josje and Barry, four designers from Amsterdam.
 
"I don’t know how we met them," says Pattie Harrison, "they just appeared one day."
 
Presumably appeared like wandering medieval tradesmen carrying exotic cloth from the East, in fact their designs look like medieval fancy dress; they use cloth from India, beads from Greece, jewelry and shoes from Morocco, embroideries from second hand stalls. Anything that is bright, beautiful and exotic gets piled on, creating an effect described by one fashion writer as “gypsies in extra glorious Technicolor.”
 
One of their outfits was worn by Pattie when she left London Airport with George on their trip to San Francisco; band across her forehead, sandals thonged to her knees, beaded bolero and chiffony dress. Next day her picture was carried by every newspaper in London.
 
Simon, Marijke, Josje and Barry like to endow their clothes with mystical meanings. They themselves do it like dressing up as Water, Nature, Fire and Space. They call their company The Fool, which according to their biography, “symbolizes the truth, spiritual meaning and the circle, which expresses the univeral circumference in which gravitates all things.”
 
Until Apple opens, their clothes are only available to private customers with “very much money.” This is one of the reasons for having a shop. “It is wrong that only a few should be able to afford our things,” says Simon. “We want to be for everyone.”
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Scan from the Something About Pattie Boyd group at Yahoo!

Colorized version of the September 1967 Ronald Traeger portrait of the three Beatles’ wives and Jenny Boyd posing in fashions by The Fool for the soon to open Apple Boutique. The colors of Pattie, Cynthia and Maureen’s clothes are accurate as described in the original article published in 1967 (reposted below). The colors of Jenny Boyd’s multi-colored outfit are unknown and completely my interpretation.

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September 1967 - This fashion study was taken to announce the opening of the Beatles’ Apple Boutique in Baker Street. Beatles’ wives Pattie Harrison, Cynthia Lennon and Maureen Starkey with Jenny Boyd posed for the stunning portrait taken by Ronald Traeger and commissioned by Brigid Keenan for the Sunday Times

The Fool, a four member Dutch design collective and band designed for the Apple Boutique. They were discovered by photographer Karl Ferris among the hippie community in Ibiza in 1966. He took photographs of clothes designed by them, and sent them to London where they were published in The Times and immediately caused a sensation. 

Pattie Boyd Harrison was an early customer of their fashions. Other iconic projects by The Fool included: psychedelic designs for Brian Epstein’s Savile Theatre; painted designs on John Lennon’s upright piano at Kenwood and one of his Gibson acoustic guitars; Julian Lennon’s gypsy caravan; George and Pattie Harrison’s lavish round fireplace mural and parts of the exterior of their home, Kinfauns; George’s Mini car and several of his guitars. The Beatles wore The Fool’s designs during the satellite broadcast of All You Need is Love on June 25, 1967. The Fool also worked on the set design for Joe Massot’s 1968 film Wonderwall for which George Harrison composed the soundtrack. Most famous and controversial of all was the huge three-story mural painted in psychedelic colours on the facade of the Beatles’ Apple Boutique (months later, the mural was painted over by civic order, due to protests from other local businesses). (The Fool members included: Simon Posthuma, Marijke Koger, Barry Finch and artist Josje Leeger.)    

In America this iconic photograph appeared in the first issue of Rolling Stone, dated November 9, 1967. Later displayed in London’s National Portrait Gallery in 2002-03 it was by then described as a “remarkable lost portrait”. It has been published many times, but the best quality version appeared in the 1977 book: The Women We Wanted to Look Like, by Brigid Keenan (from which I made this scan).

The following is the original photo caption and article that accompanied the full page newsprint version of the portrait published in the legendary first issue of Rolling Stone, November 9, 1967:

* * *

APPLE AND THE BEATLES

 
Photo caption:
Beatle wives and a sister-in-law in clothes from the Apple. Left: Pattie Harrison in blue satin shirt and red satin pantaloons. Back center: Cynthia Lennon in pink-purple chiffon dress with a gold lame tunic and mauve stockings. Right: Maureen Starr in apple-green jacket embroidered in gold, over midnight-blue baggy pants applique with yellow stars. Front: Jenny Boyd (Pattie’s sister) in a print trimmed jacket, gathered skirt and chiffon trousers.
 
London
The Beatles following their new pattern of ever-increasing involvement in the outside world, are putting up money to back a London boutique. The shop, christened Apple, will open in November and will stock clothes designed by Simon, Marijke, Josje and Barry, four designers from Amsterdam.
 
"I don’t know how we met them," says Pattie Harrison, "they just appeared one day."
 
Presumably appeared like wandering medieval tradesmen carrying exotic cloth from the East, in fact their designs look like medieval fancy dress; they use cloth from India, beads from Greece, jewelry and shoes from Morocco, embroideries from second hand stalls. Anything that is bright, beautiful and exotic gets piled on, creating an effect described by one fashion writer as “gypsies in extra glorious Technicolor.”
 
One of their outfits was worn by Pattie when she left London Airport with George on their trip to San Francisco; band across her forehead, sandals thonged to her knees, beaded bolero and chiffony dress. Next day her picture was carried by every newspaper in London.
 
Simon, Marijke, Josje and Barry like to endow their clothes with mystical meanings. They themselves do it like dressing up as Water, Nature, Fire and Space. They call their company The Fool, which according to their biography, “symbolizes the truth, spiritual meaning and the circle, which expresses the univeral circumference in which gravitates all things.”
 
Until Apple opens, their clothes are only available to private customers with “very much money.” This is one of the reasons for having a shop. “It is wrong that only a few should be able to afford our things,” says Simon. “We want to be for everyone.”
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Scan from the Something About Pattie Boyd group at Yahoo!
sheismaureen:

Adorable Julian Lennon <3
From REXfeatures

May 4, 1964 - Julian, almost 13 months old, photographed in his pram by the press while out with his grandmother Lilian Powell, who was caring for him while his parents were on holiday in Tahiti.

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Adorable Julian Lennon <3

From REXfeatures

May 4, 1964 - Julian, almost 13 months old, photographed in his pram by the press while out with his grandmother Lilian Powell, who was caring for him while his parents were on holiday in Tahiti.

New Years Day 1991 - Four photos taken by Pattie Boyd visiting George at Friar Park.

Photo 1 - George in color at Friar Park. A black & white version of this photo was published in Jenny Boyd’s 1992 book, Musicians In Tune. This color version from the Morrison Hotel Gallery website.

Photo 2 - George and Pattie posing in the snow at Friar Park. Image from Pattie Boyd’s official website.

Photo 3 - George and Jenny Boyd taken by Pattie Boyd at Friar Park. Photo published in Jenny Boyd’s book, It’s Not Only Rock ‘n’ Roll. Scan reposted from the geminichilde tumblr blog (Thanks for posting!).

Photo 4 - George in the snow at Friar Park taken by Pattie Boyd. Image from the Morrison Hotel Gallery website.

modrules:

Image found on Lcjg Stax

Is this Vidal Sassoon with Prue Bury?
UPDATE:
After contacting Doug Pratt at dograt.com - who then contacted Prue Bury herself about the photo - we have Prue&#8217;s answer:  “Honestly I don’t know!!! We all had soooooo many pics taken and we all had those hair cuts and sort of looked alike in a 60-ties way!”  For whatever it&#8217;s worth Doug believes this is Prue Bury and so do I&#8230;

modrules:

Image found on Lcjg Stax

Is this Vidal Sassoon with Prue Bury?

UPDATE:

After contacting Doug Pratt at dograt.com - who then contacted Prue Bury herself about the photo - we have Prue’s answer:  “Honestly I don’t know!!! We all had soooooo many pics taken and we all had those hair cuts and sort of looked alike in a 60-ties way!”  For whatever it’s worth Doug believes this is Prue Bury and so do I…

luvulikeguitars:

Cyn joins John in the studio during the recording of Sgt. Pepper on March 3rd (top two photos) and on March 29th (bottom two photos). You can see Cyn in the top right of the third photo, and John’s arm draped around her in the last as they exit the studio sometime between 2:30 - 3:00 a.m.

Photo Sources: Cynthia Powell Lennon Yahoo Group and the Beatlesneveroutofstyle blog

beataholic925:

Most recent pictures of the Beatles’ Wives- past and current.

-Cynthia Lennon in July of 2013 (with Julian and Princess Charlene of Monaco)

-Pattie Boyd in September of 2014 (with Rod Weston)

-Yoko Ono in September of 2014

-Olivia Harrison and Barbara Bach in September of 2014 (with Ringo Starr)

-Heather Mills in March of 2014

-Nancy Shevell in September of 2014 (with Paul McCartney)

Maureen Starkey died in 1994; Linda McCartney died in 1998

London Meditation
August 31, 1967 - Soon after the Beatles returned earlier than planned from Bangor, Wales, due to the death of Brian Epstein, a special evening meditation was held in the London home of one of Maharishi&#8217;s followers. Paul, Jane, Pattie, Mike McCartney, John, Ringo, Maureen and George shown listening to Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. Double page size photo by Philip Townsend published in Datebook magazine, 1967.
Note: Photos from this occasion were taken in London - not in Bangor, Wales or India as is frequently erroneously published. Maharishi returned to London as soon as his five-day commitment at the Bangor, Wales conference was completed and met again with the Beatles, their wives and friends. (Also, Mike McCartney and Maureen Starkey did not go to Wales with the Beatles, and Mike McCartney did not go to India either.)

London Meditation

August 31, 1967 - Soon after the Beatles returned earlier than planned from Bangor, Wales, due to the death of Brian Epstein, a special evening meditation was held in the London home of one of Maharishi’s followers. Paul, Jane, Pattie, Mike McCartney, John, Ringo, Maureen and George shown listening to Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. Double page size photo by Philip Townsend published in Datebook magazine, 1967.

Note: Photos from this occasion were taken in London - not in Bangor, Wales or India as is frequently erroneously published. Maharishi returned to London as soon as his five-day commitment at the Bangor, Wales conference was completed and met again with the Beatles, their wives and friends. (Also, Mike McCartney and Maureen Starkey did not go to Wales with the Beatles, and Mike McCartney did not go to India either.)

beatlegirlsworld:

Birthday wishes to Stella from Mary in Instagram.

beatlegirlsworld:

Birthday wishes to Stella from Mary in Instagram.

geminichilde:

Jenny Boyd and Mick Fleetwood in Malibu, 1977
From her book, It’s Not Only Rock ‘n’ Roll

geminichilde:

Jenny Boyd and Mick Fleetwood in Malibu, 1977

From her book, It’s Not Only Rock ‘n’ Roll