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thebeatals:

An “application” by a Cavern girl, Valerie Keene, filled out by Paul Mccartney

One can but speculate.

beatlesneveroutofstyle:

“Dear Linda and Paul, 

I was reading your letter and wondering what middle aged cranky Beatle fan wrote it. I resisted looking at the last page to find out - I kept thinking who is it - Queenie? Stuart’s mother? - Clive Epstein’s wife? - Alan Williams? - What the hell - it’s Linda!

You really think the press are beneath me/you? Do you think that? Who do you think we/you are? The ‘self-indulgent doesn’t realize who he is hurting’ bit—I hope you realize what shit you and the rest of my ‘kind and unselfish’ friends laid on Yoko and me, since we’ve been together. It might have sometimes been a bit more subtle or should I say `middle class’ — but not often. We both `rose above it’ quite a few times - & forgave you two — so it’s the least you can do for us — you noble people. Linda — if you don’t care what I say — shut up! — let Paul write — or whatever.
When asked about what I thought originally concerning MBE — I told them as best as I can remember — and I do remember squirming a little — don’t you, Paul? — or do you — as I suspect — still believe it all? I’ll forgive Paul for encouraging the Beatles — if he forgives me for the same — for being — `honest with me and caring too much’! Fucking hell, Linda, you’re not writing for Beatle book!!!

I’m not ashamed of the Beatles — (I did start it all) — but of some of the shit we took to make them so big — I thought we all felt that way in varying degrees — obviously not.

Do you really think most of today’s art came about because of the Beatles? — I don’t believe you’re that insane — Paul — do you believe that? When you stop believing it you might wake up! Didn’t we always say we were part of the movement — not all of it? — Of course, we changed the world — but try and follow it through — GET OFF YOUR GOLD DISC AND FLY!

Don’t give me that Aunty Gin shit about ‘in five years I’ll look back as a different person’— don’t you see that’s what’s happening NOW! — If I only knew THEN what I know NOW — you seemed to have missed that point….

Excuse me if I use ‘Beatle Space’ to talk about whatever I want — obviously if they keep asking Beatle questions — I’ll answer them — and get as much John and Yoko Space as I can — they ask me about Paul and I answer — I know some of it gets personal — but whether you believe it or not I try and answer straight — and the bits they use are obviously the juicy bits — I don’t resent your husband — I’m sorry for him. I know the Beatles are ‘quite nice people’ — I’m one of them — they’re also just as big bastards as anyone else — so get off your high horse! — by the way — we’ve had more intelligent interest in our new activities in one year than we had throughout the Beatle era.

Finally, about not telling anyone that I left the Beatles — PAUL and Klein both spent the day persuading me it was better not to say anything — asking me not to say anything because it would ‘hurt the Beatles’— and ‘let’s just let it petre out’ — remember? So get that into your petty little perversion of a mind, Mrs. McCartney — the cunts asked me to keep quiet about it. Of course, the money angle is important — to all of us — especially after all the petty shit that came from your insane family/in laws — and GOD HELP YOU OUT, PAUL — see you in two years — I reckon you’ll be out then —

inspite of it all 
love to you both, 

from us two

P.S. about addressing your letter just to me — STILL ….!!!”

beatlesstreet:

Dear Art Dept.
I got a test pressing from the factory of our new album but they sent two single-sided discs, so I decided to stick them together. I got my super glue out, lined the two records up and stuck them, but I got it wrong and when I tried to play it the hole in the middle didn’t fit. I tried to pull it apart but the record broke, so I ended up throwing it on the fire. After about 5 minutes of vinyl-smoke filling the room I picked it up and threw the whole thing out into the garden.
Anyway, the next day I took some photos and I thought it might be a good idea to use the burnt record as part of your advertising campaign. Let me know what you think.
All the best,
Paul McCartney—Dear Paul
We got your idea and feel we may be able to work it in somewhere, but think that our campaign says it all.
Art Dept.

wow.

beatlesstreet:

Dear Art Dept.

I got a test pressing from the factory of our new album but they sent two single-sided discs, so I decided to stick them together. I got my super glue out, lined the two records up and stuck them, but I got it wrong and when I tried to play it the hole in the middle didn’t fit. I tried to pull it apart but the record broke, so I ended up throwing it on the fire. After about 5 minutes of vinyl-smoke filling the room I picked it up and threw the whole thing out into the garden.

Anyway, the next day I took some photos and I thought it might be a good idea to use the burnt record as part of your advertising campaign. Let me know what you think.

All the best,

Paul McCartney



Dear Paul

We got your idea and feel we may be able to work it in somewhere, but think that our campaign says it all.

Art Dept.

wow.

John Lennon’s Letter to Todd Rundgren, Melody Maker 1974

AN OPENED LETTUCE TO SODD RUNTLESTUNTLE (from dr winston o’boogie)

Couldn’t resist adding a few “islands of truth” of my own, in answer to Turd Runtgreen’s howl of hate (pain.)

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Ouch.

Ouch.

"By the way, I’m not really writing from New Zealand, but it’s the only paper I’ve got."
Goddammit Paul, how cheap can you get?

"By the way, I’m not really writing from New Zealand, but it’s the only paper I’ve got."

Goddammit Paul, how cheap can you get?

Paul’s response to a letter asking for his plectrum. As it turns out, it’s too expensive for him to continue giving away plectrums, but he hopes his matchbox will do.

Paul’s response to a letter asking for his plectrum. As it turns out, it’s too expensive for him to continue giving away plectrums, but he hopes his matchbox will do.

John Lennon’s letter to Paul McCartney in Melody Maker, 1971

            Dear Paul, Linda et all the wee McCartney’s,
            Thanks for your letter.

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thedailywhat:

Letter Of Note of the Day: Furious with the laundry for turning his brand new white shirt yellow, John Lennon penned this aggressive-aggressive note to express his dissatisfaction, and rule out the possibility of Mrs. Yoko Ono’s pit stains, since, as we all know, “most orientals do not sweat like us.”
[lettersofnote.]

oh my christ I want this tattooed on my forehead

johnlennon-:

thedailywhat:

Letter Of Note of the Day: Furious with the laundry for turning his brand new white shirt yellow, John Lennon penned this aggressive-aggressive note to express his dissatisfaction, and rule out the possibility of Mrs. Yoko Ono’s pit stains, since, as we all know, “most orientals do not sweat like us.”

[lettersofnote.]

oh my christ I want this tattooed on my forehead

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