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Girls went NUTS over The Beatles. Most of these images are circa 1964.

Image: Getty

Image: Getty

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A Mellotron M400 in clear lucite

A Mellotron M400 in clear lucite

The Mellotron is an electro-mechanical, polyphonic keyboard originally developed and built in Birmingham, England in the early 1960s. The heart of the instrument is a bank of parallel linear magnetic audio tapes, which have approximately eight seconds of playing time each. Playback heads underneath each key enable the playing of pre-recorded sounds. (Info via Wikipedia)

The Mellotron was used by British rock artists Graham Bond and Mike Pinder before it was used and brought to public popularity by The Beatles in the song “Strawberry Fields Forever”

Check out the Mellotron below in action:

This cel is extremely special and extraordinarily rare because it features all four of The Beatles on 1 cel.  Thanks to Jessica for sharing this with me.

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I love this solarized photography series by Richard Avedon of The Beatles for LOOK Magazine which ran in the January 12, 1968 issue.

John Lennon

John Lennon

George Harrison

George Harrison

Ringo Starr

Ringo Starr

Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney

January 12, 1968 issue of LOOK Magazine

January 12, 1968 issue of LOOK Magazine