“Turn off your mind, relax and float downstream…”

On August 8, 1966, Capitol Records released the Beatles album Revolver in the United States. (In the UK, the LP was released by Parlophone on August 5.) Revolver became an immediate chart-topper and is now widely considered to be one of the greatest albums in music history. It includes several especially famous and popular Beatle … Read more

The Timothy Leary political campaign slogan that became a famous Beatles song…

The best-known slogan coined by Sixties counterculture celebrity Timothy Leary is the one he created to promote the use of LSD and other psychedelic drugs: “Turn on, tune in, drop out.” He first began popularizing this saying in his public lectures and comments around 1966 and used it as the title of a spoken word … Read more

“You say you want a revolution?”

“You say you want a revolution” is a line every Beatles fan knows. It’s from the song “Revolution” on the Beatles’ famed double album known as The White Album. John Lennon was inspired to write the song after watching news about the student riots in Paris in May of 1968. Like many people around the … Read more