Enter to win this framed lithograph of Jim Morrison valued at $125! This large, limited edition lithograph featuring a 1970 photo of Jim Morrison is plate-signed by photographer Joel Brodsky and individually numbered from a limited edition of 5000. Mounted in a dust-free mica frame, and printed on 100 lb Quintessence Dull Cover acid free stock. Best of all you can win it! Click here to enter via Facebook!
July 6, 1984 “A Hard Day’s Night,” the first feature film starring The Beatles, premiered in London. Written by Alun Owen and directed by Richard Lester, the film was an instant success. The film humorously portrays an exaggerated day in the life of The Beatles. Although the film is riddled with continuity errors and miscellaneous editing mistakes, the movie is quite entertaining. To celebrate the 48th anniversary of the film’s premiere, here are 5 little-known facts about “A Hard Day’s Night:”
1. In the opening scene, the girls chasing The Beatles into the train are real fans.
2. In the movie, Ringo is invited to “Le Cercle,” which is the same gambling club where James Bond makes his first appearance in “Dr. No.” Both films were originally released by United Artists.
3. John Lennon’s witty, self-referential line “She looks more like him than I do” was actually dubbed into the film after shooting. The dubbing wasn’t so subtle.
4. When the reporter asks John Lennon about his hobbies, he hands her a written note with his answer that cannot be seen by the audience. His response is “tits.”
5. Finally, the proposed titles for the film were “The Beatles” and “Beatlemania.” Ringo came up with the phrase “a hard day’s night” after he was exhausted from a long day of work. The studio accepted his phrase as the title and the Beatles then recorded the song “A Hard Day’s Night” in less than 24 hours.
Today Mr. Khil, age 77, passed away at a hospital in St. Petersburg. He had been hospitalized since early April after he suffered a stroke that left him severely brain damaged. Ultimately that stroke was the cause of death.
Mr. Khil reached international star status in 2010 when his video circulated youtube, 34 years after his original performance on a Russian television show. The song he performs in the video is called, “I Am Glad, ‘Cause I’m Finally Returning Back Home.” In an interview with Life News he stated, “There is a back story about this song. Originally, we had lyrics written for this song but they were poor. I mean, they were good, but we couldn’t publish them at that time. They contained words like these: ‘I’m riding my stallion on a prairie, so-and-so mustang, and my beloved Mary is thousand miles away knitting a stocking for me’. Of course, we failed to publish it at that time, and we, Arkady Ostrovsky [the songwriter] and I, decided to make it a vocalization. But the essence remained in the title. The song is very playful – it has no lyrics, so we had to make up something for people would listen to it, and so this was an interesting arrangement.”
If you haven’t seen the video you can view it here!
We get hundreds of customer service emails a week at Old Glory – thousands during the Holiday season. Most of them are pretty standard, but from time to time they’re worth reading aloud to anyone who will listen at our headquarters. These are those emails. You can see last year’s post on the same subject here.
1. Memories, like the corners of my mind…
I just purchased this item and had to send you an email. I live in Los Angeles, but grew up a deadhead from Southington CT. When I saw the email confirmation that said Old Glory, I just had to reach out to say what a small world and what a huge part of High School / growing up Old Glory, in Old Saybrook, was for me. Thanks for the great t-shirt and awesome memories! – Professor_Falcon
2. Is That A Euphemism?
I recently ate for the first time your Mixed Greens and I must say they are as close to my Mom’s as you can get. No one would believe they came out of a can.. I am so excited about trying more of your products.
My Mom was a southern girl from the Delta. Born and raised in Iuka. Ms. She married a military man and we wound up in MN. After many years there and her being homesick we all worked our way back south. I grew up on the “southern” way of cooking and I do believe “Old Glory” has hit the nail on the head!
I enjoyed reading the “family history/background and I know y’all are very proud of what you have created in the line of ‘southern’ foods.
*This is the first time on record that we have been confused with Old Glory BBQ in D.C.
3. Anger Management Fail
You stupid BASTARDS!!! I just spent 35
minutes trying to order 2 t shirts. You
keep asking for this info and that info/
FUCK YOU!!! I gave up and ordered them
some where else. Maybe you stupid FUCKS
up on your ordering process.