Groovy Photos We Had No Idea Existed

By Sarah Norman | September 15, 2023

Ouch! Paul McCartney holding a nasty pin after John's controversial comment which caused a Beatles boycott in 1966.

This collection of memories and behind the scene glimpses into Hollywood’s history have us completely smitten with the past. It feels like just yesterday when "Who's the Boss?" was still on the air and it’s so strange to think that groundbreaking musician David Bowie and mogul Hugh Hefner are no longer alive. Come daydream away with this batch of goodies from pop culture history.

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“To Hell with the Beatles” was in response to a comment John Lennon made during an interview conducted by journalist Maureen Cleave back in 1966. Lennon argued that Christianity was on the decline and that it would most likely be outlived by rock music. He said "We're more popular than Jesus now; I don't know which will go first – rock 'n' roll or Christianity. Jesus was all right but his disciples were thick and ordinary. It's them twisting it that ruins it for me."

As could be expected, this statement caused much controversy among Christians in the United States. Although when originally published in a March 1966 article for the London Evening Standard, readers in the United Kingdom didn’t seem all that perturbed by it. After Datebook, a US teen magazine quoted Lennon five months after the fact, protests broke out all throughout the Southern United States.

Some radio stations stopped playing their music, Beatles albums were publicly burned, threats ran wild and clever little buttons like the one pictured here were all the rage until Lennon reluctantly apologized. Although he did throw in this little jab, "if I had said television was more popular than Jesus, I might have got away with it". 

Surfer dude Keanu Reeves (1991)

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Keanu Charles Reeves is best known for his acting career, which launched in 1985 and has spanned more than three decades now. He gained notoriety for starring in several blockbusters very early in his career but most notably would be the Bill and Ted franchise (1989–1991).

Then he took on the action genre with Point Break in 1991 and Speed in 1994. Then he took on the psychological/supernatural thriller arena with The Devil's Advocate in 1997 and Constantine in 2005, followed the science fiction thriller franchise The Matrix (1999–2003).

His more dramatic films were in the late 80’s to early 90’s with Dangerous Liaisons (1988), My Own Private Idaho (1991), and Little Buddha (1993), as well as the romantic gothic horror Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992).