The Beatles Board on Polyvore

Hello loves!

I was feeling very artsy today so I had a little bit of fun! Check out this Beatles board I made on Polyvore.

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In it, I included some of my favorite pictures of The Beatles, favorite lyrics, a Beatles-inspired outfit and other random things I love dearly. I put a daisy and a sunflower in the board because those are my two favorite flowers. I also included a Casio watch, notebook and pen; essentials I can never leave home without.

High-waisted shorts are perfect for the approaching spring and summer time. And despite the Florida heat, it is always great to have a comfy over-sized sweater. I added other minimal accessories to the board like sunglasses, rings and necklaces because accessories, even at a minimum, are necessary.

I needed, of course, the Abbey Road image and others to accompany some of my favorite, fashionable things. I have the most fun with fashion because it gives me the ability to be creative. I love mixing and matching different items to make the perfect outfit.

Click here to see other boards I have made on Polyvore.

 

Peace and love. Let it be.

– Jasmin ☼

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Which Beatle is your favorite?

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– Jasmin ☼

Photo Credits: Paste Magazine

Across the Universe

 

Hi Beatles fans! Have you seen the film “Across the Universe”?

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While “Across the Universe” is a song on the album “Let it Be”, it is also a musical romantic drama from 2007. The entire movie is centered on songs by The Beatles. Talk about a great movie!

The film stars Jim Sturgess, Evan Rachel Wood, Joe Anderson, T.V. Carpio and more. In addition, Bono and Joe Cocker make cameo appearances. Although “Across the Universe” received mixed reviews, I love it. I love how the songs are incorporated into the plot. There is a total of 34 Beatles songs in the movie.

The movie follows the story of several different characters. Jude (Jim Sturgess), a shipyard worker from Liverpool, jumps ship from the Navy and travels to America in hopes of finding his long lost father in New Jersey at Princeton University. Max (Joe Anderson), who is dropping out of Princeton, befriends Jude after he finds out his father is not a professor but a janitor. Max invites Jude home for Thanksgiving, where he meets and becomes attracted to Max’s younger sister, Lucy (Evan Rachel Wood). Lucy, a high school student, is worrying about her boyfriend, Daniel who enlisted in the Vietnam War.

Prudence (T.V. Carpio), a high school student in Ohio is silently in love with another female cheerleader. After Thanksgiving, Max and Jude move to New York and start living with Sadie (Dana Fuchs), an aspiring singer and Jojo (Martin Luther McCoy), a guitar player. Eventually all of the characters end up together in New York, each battling different struggles to the backdrop of The Beatles.

“Across the Universe” can be purchased on Amazon.com, but is also available on Netflix. If you’ve seen this movie already, leave a comment about it below. If you haven’t, go watch and come back with comments!

– Jasmin ☼

Photo Credits: IMDB

Debut Album “Please Please Me”

 

Hello loves! Today I’m going to talk about The Beatles debut album “Please Please Me”.

Please enjoy the live version of “Twist and Shout” above!

“Please Please Me” was recorded all in one day in February and released in March of 1963 in the United Kingdom. It contained fourteen songs total, with 7 songs on each side of the vinyl record. The Beatles recorded this album at EMI Studios in Abbey Road. The cover of the album is the group looking down over the stairwell inside EMI’s headquarters in Manchester Square.

In May of 1963, “Please Please Me” hit the UK album charts and stayed for thirty weeks straight. The Beatles second album “With the Beatles” later took its place. In 2012, “Please Please Me” made it to number 39 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.

A few of my favorite songs are on this album, including “Love Me Do”, “Do You Want to Know a Secret” and “Twist and Shout”.

Below is the track listing.

Side One

“I Saw Her Standing There”

“Misery”

“Anna (Go to Him)”

“Boys”

“Ask Me Why”

“Please Please Me”

Side Two

“Love Me Do”

“P.S. I Love You”

“Baby it’s You”

“Do You Want to Know a Secret”

“A Taste of Honey”

“There’s a Place”

“Twist and Shout”

Stay tuned for all things The Beatles!

– Jasmin ☼

Photo Credits: Beatles Autograph

50th Anniversary of The Beatles in the USA

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The Beatles first came to the United States on Feb. 9, 1964. Last month was the 50th anniversary of their debut USA performance on the Ed Sullivan Show at Studio 50 in New York City. Over seventy-three million people tuned into witness the British invasion sweeping the nation while hundreds more cramped into Studio 50.

Four boys from Liverpool, England with sharp suits and mop haircuts graced the stage and performed a few of their famous songs including “All My Loving”, “I Want to Hold Your Hand”, “She Loves You” and more. The crowd was reportedly so loud no one could actually hear the music.

This year the anniversary was celebrated with a CBS special, The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to The Beatles. The special featured performances of the Beatles’ hits by artists such as John Legend and Alicia Keys, Katy Perry, Maroon 5 and a few others. The remaining Beatles, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, watched from the front row with their wives. George Harrison’s widow and family were there as well Yoko Ono.

At the end of show, Ringo and Paul each performed songs by themselves before playing together to close out the special. Together they sang “With a Little Help from My Friends” and “Hey Jude” as a tribute to the late John Lennon and George Harrison.

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Here is a list of some of The Beatles’ songs performed by Grammy artists on the special.

“All My Loving” and “Ticket to Ride” – Maroon 5

“Let it Be” – Alicia Keys and John Legend

“Yesterday” – Katy Perry

“Don’t Let Me Down” – John Mayer and Keith Urban

“Here Comes the Sun” – Brad Paisley and Pharrell Williams

“Revolution” – Imagine Dragons

“Hey Bulldog” – Dave Grohl and Jeff Lynne

“In My Life” – Ed Sheeran

“We Can Work It Out” – Stevie Wonder

“The Fool on the Hill” – Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart of The Eurythmics

“While My Guitar Gently Weeps” – Dave Grohl, Gary Clark Jr. and Joe Walsh

The special also had short biographies of each Beatle member as well as interviews done by McCartney and Starr with David Letterman.

My favorite artist is John Legend, so I was overjoyed to hear him and Alicia Keys sing my favorite Beatles’ song, “Let it Be”.

Out of the songs performed during the CBS special, which one is your favorite?

Which artist is your favorite? Leave a comment below!

– Jasmin ☼

Photo Credits: Beatles Bible and Associated Press