38. Rubber Soul was my very first Beatles album. I picked it up at a thrift shop in Oklahoma City sometime in the mid-70s for maybe 50 cents. It was, of course, the US edition, and from the first chiming notes of the intro to "I've Just Seen A Face," I was hopelessly hooked, and have been ever since. Beatles 4-Ever!
Paul with Brian Epstein. Great photo! In 1963-1964 (65) they sold cheap "BEATLE WIGS" and plastic cake toppers of the Beatles, it was the FIRST Band that got marketed the way successful acts are 'branded' now. Tennis Shoes w/Beatles faces. Troll Dolls w/Beatle Hair-do's. LONG HAIR was a REALLY BIG DEAL. Older people could NOT stop joking or whining about it.
When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open hearted vision of people who embrace life. -John Lennon