In the summer of 1980, John Lennon chartered a boat out of Newport, Rhode Island called the "Megan Jaye" to Bermuda. It was there that he composed several demos for the upcoming record, Double Fantasy. Our exhibition features John Lennon's "Bermuda" hat. Lennon was often photographed wearing these hats from the late 1970's into 1980. The hat was sold through Christie's Auction.
The Magical History Tour is proud to tell the Beatles' story, but even more excited to showcase the extremely rare "moment in time" collectables that help tell that story. Featured in our exhibition is a very rare business card of the Beatles manager Brian Epstein, signed by Paul, George, John, and their drummer at the time, Pete Best in 1962.
Sippican Week has featured our very own Jim Cushman, partner and contributor to the Magical History Tour Exhibition. For an in depth look at his collection, which many items are included in our exhibition, check out the full article here.
The newest acquisition by PMAC is truly one of a kind. John Lennon's handwritten lyrics to the song, "Cry Baby Cry" featured on the White Album. Demos indicate that Lennon composed the song in late 1967. The original lyrics were "Cry baby cry, make your mother buy." Lennon described to biographer Hunter Davies how he got the words from an advertisement. Some of the lyrics of the song are loosely based on the nursery rhyme "Sing a Song of Sixpence".
Upon launching the exhibition at The Henry Ford Museum in Detroit, PMAC partner Peter Miniaci was featured live on WCSX's music morning show. Full interview can be found here. #WCSX #Detroit #MagicalHistoryTour #HenryFordMuseum #TheBeatles