|Beatles trading card, 1964|
The Beatles have the honor of being one of my first memories EVER. It's a foggy one, but I do vaguely recall seeing the four poster inserts of the Beatles from their White Album when I was 2 or 3. My uncles Lou and Jim (my mom's brothers) were in their own band in Green Bay called The Ants and idolized The Byrds and The Beatles. I think Lou gave my mom the White Album, which is why it was in our house (my mom and dad favored Sinatra over The Beatles, however).
|Look at how young |
My love for the Beatles followed me to college, too, where I finally found other kids who were as into The Beatles as I was. My dorm room was plastered with unusual foreign reproduction Beatles posters, my favorite being a Hungarian version of the "A Hard Day's Night" movie poster. Too bad all of my old posters were forgotten in one of the many homes I've lived in since - I'd love to see them all again!
|Postcard, circa 1964|
|"It's no fad - dad!" They were right!|
Because I don't have much, I have yet to use any true Beatles ephemera in my artwork. But because they're such a part of my musical history, they've influenced my work a number of times. Here are some ATCs I've done with a Beatles theme:
|"Nowhere Man" ATC|
|"It's all too Much" ATC|