for the benefit of mr. kite

…as the story goes, when John Lennon was writing “I Am the Walrus,” he received a letter from a student at his former primary school explaining that the English teacher there had given his pupils the task of decoding and analyzing Beatles lyrics. So, in true Lennon fashion, he resolved to make his new song as inscrutable as possible, including nonsensical lines about yellow custard and dead dog eyes adapted from a nursery rhyme he sang as a child…

…the song… might seem like a similarly obtuse flight of fancy, but it was actually inspired by -and, in many cases, lifted wholesale from–a Victorian circus poster Lennon had picked up at an antiques shop some time earlier…

serious beatles fan peter dean recreates the poster in question in the most painstaking fashion possible… great story
(many thanks to ‘el generalissimo’ jean-louis denis)

m / 11-10-2012 14:46 - tags: , ,  

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