Wednesday, June 22, 2011

The Beatles: Greek Summer Style

1967's Summer is remembered by most as the time when "The Summer of Love" happened in San Francisco, yet that same Summer was also an unforgettable one for The Beatles who were travelling around the Greek Isles.

On July 1967, The Beatles and their friends landed on Athens with one thing in mind: visit, explore, and buy an island in the Aegean Sea. The idea had been with the band for more than 3 years already, John Lennon thought it would be a good idea if The Beatles bought a Greek island and lived all together in it. They had made attempts to purchase a guitar shaped island in 1964, but these attempts were unsuccessful.

After landing on Athens, John, Paul, George, & Ringo set sail on yacht to look around islands. The Beatles ended up not buying an island, but their journey across the Aegean was documented on the video for their song "Baby, You're a Rich Man".

A memorable journey not only for the amazing landscapes and views, but for the impressive styles worn by The Beatles during those days. From psychedelic prints, to tunics, ethnic inspired hats, striped shirts, vests, colored pants, and sandals, this video is a defintive guide on what to wear this Summer.

Photo & Video: DmBeatles & Youtube/The Beatles

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