"Usually it was the Western music they wanted to copy," says Sergei Khrushchev. "Before the tape recorders they used the X-ray film of bones and recorded music on the bones, bone music."
"They would cut the X-ray into a crude circle with manicure scissors and use a cigarette to burn a hole," says author Anya von Bremzen. "You’d have Elvis on the lungs, Duke Ellington on Aunt Masha’s brain scan — forbidden Western music captured on the interiors of Soviet citizens."
Here’s something which I hope will be a good resource for Beatles scholars and students for years to come. This is a guide to who all the people on the Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band cover photo are. Every name is linked to the person’s own wikipedia entry, so this page will stay current forever. All the links will open in a new window. You can have acres of fun with this post for a long time. Enjoy!
No. 12, Leo Gorcy was on the cover, but he was painted out before publication due to his manager requesting a fee of $400 for his participation. No. 68, Mahatma Gandhi was also painted over, by request of EMI.
14k gold charm on clasped chain which depicts Jerry Lewis as his character in The Day the Clown Cried, his unreleased 1971 film. This was a gift to Hollywood mogul Milton Ebbins, who produced One More Time (1970) starring Peter Lawford and Sammy Davis, Jr., which Jerry Lewis directed. (Estimate $300-$600, starting bid $150, SOLD for $275)