Easy Rider (Dir. Dennis Hopper, 1969)
Summer of Love 1967
Buffalo Springfield at their Malibu beach house in 1967
Strangers - The Kinks
The Beatles’ illustration for the Monterey Pop Festival program, 1967
In February 1967, The Beatles were asked to contribute a drawing to the upcoming Monterey International Pop Festival that was being organized by John Phillips from The Mamas and The Papas, promoter Lou Adler and The Beatles’ publicist Derek Taylor. Paul McCartney was on the Board of Governors for the Festival and he insisted that the relatively unknown Jimi Hendrix appear at the show.
In 1967, The Beatles had stopped touring, so they did not want to appear at the festival. Instead, the Art Director for the Festival, Tom Wilkes, asked Derek Taylor if the Beatles could contribute something for the official festival program. The Beatles created an original illustration with felt marker, colored pencil and ink which said “Peace to Monterey” at the top.
The Beatles were busy working on their landmark album, Sgt. Pepper, at the time, so the drawing is “from Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band.” The message on the drawing continues: “Loving You, it happened in Monterey a long time ago.”
In classic Beatles humor, the drawing is signed “Sincerely, John, Paul, George and Harold.”
Art director, Tom Wilkes, was given the illustration to use in the Monterey Pop Festival’s official program which contained photos of the festival performers, artwork and advertising. Today, there are not many copies of the program still in existence. The original program was 80 pages and sold for $3. (via)
The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970)
"Kathy, I’m lost," I said though I knew she was sleeping.
I’m empty and aching and I don’t know why
Counting the cars on the New Jersey Turnpike
They’ve all come to look for America
Joe Walsh in the studio 1974.