LIFE Magazine Vol. 57 No. 9 (August 28, 1964) [1] with: LIFE Magazine Vol. 70 No. 14 (April 16, 1971) [2]. Beatles.

LIFE Magazine Vol. 57 No. 9 (August 28, 1964) [1] with: LIFE Magazine Vol. 70 No. 14 (April 16, 1971) [2]

Chicago, IL: Time Inc. (Time Magazine), 1964 [1] / 1971 [2]. First Printing. Magazine. Here it is: a "TIME" / "LIFE" capsule from Beatlemania (and an additional issue of "LIFE" covering the brilliant, angst-laden early 70s post-Beatledom of the great Paul McCartney). Starting with item [1], we have some eerie reminders that Democracy is a "work-in-progress" like the late, great Civil Rights leader Rep. John Lewis taught us: "...the 88th Congress had much more to show for itself. It had passed this major legislation: CIVIL RIGHTS renders illegal discrimination in places of public accommodation and provides new weapons against discrimination in voting, schools and employment. A historic step forward in U.S. race relations..." Certainly eerie as corrupt leaders aim to purge voter rolls (evocative of Georgia's Faubus-like Gov. Kemp) and America reconsiders race relations in the modern era. This uniquely time-stamped issue of LIFE goes further, with Letters to the Editor about the "recent" suicide of Marilyn Monroe; an exposé from "...the sister of Cuba's Communist Dictator," Fidel Castro. Last but not least, we have the subject of this issue, The Beatles: "These tears and fainting fits that the police had to cope with at San Francisco's airport were not products of a disaster, unless you looked at it through a sober parental eye. The cause of it all was the return of the Beatles--and how can anyone describe what it means to a girl of 14 to see them, to hear them (as if anyone could above the screams)..." It goes on like this, and hilariously so. Issue [2] is titled "THE EX-BEATLE TELLS HIS STORY: Paul McCartney," and what may interest the Beatle fan or Scholar most is that this is "RAM"-era McCartney, and tumbling towards the absolutely unheralded McCartney masterpiece "Red Rose Speedway." This vintage interview is a classic and a must-read for fans of McCartney and The Beatles--despite having perspectives you may have heard before, they are told with contemporary freshness and are flush with quintessentially English quips: "The Beatle thing got very nursemaidy" being just one of them. "Martha," Paul's English Sheepdog best known as the inspiration for the White Album cut from 1968 "Martha My Dear," appears with a passing mention. The burgeoning love of Scotland which would later flower into the McCartney classic "Mull of Kintyre" also earns a mention. Vegetarianism is discussed; Paul here, in 1971, is not the proselytizing Vegetarian of today, he is looser about his regiment. Besides Paul, we've got editorials on Richard M. Nixon; a tribute to Igor Stravinsky, who died that year at 88; and on pg. 44 "The Manson Jury: The End of a Long Ordeal." I'll leave the rest for you, dear reader, who will find much intrigue in these vintage issues of LIFE Magazine. [1] In very good condition with moderate rubbing, shelf-wear to fine-edges and throughout; bump at bottom left-hand corner of front cover; closed tear at bottom left-hand corner of same; slight rusting to staples at spine; [2] in very good condition with moderate rubbing, shelf-wear to fine-edges and throughout; bump to top right, bottom right-hand corners of front cover; slight chipping to bottom fine-edge near right-hand corner of same. Very Good. [Item #3711]

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