John Lennon and Paul McCartney at an ITV studio in 1965. Two years after their first number one, two years before Pepper, four years before the rooftop concert and 12 years before ‘Mull of Kintyre’.
England’s 1970 World Cup squad relax in Heathrow airport before embarking for Mexico. Sporting generous locks and stylish straw hats we see Emlyn Hughes of Liverpool and 1966 goal-scoring hero Geoff Hurst. On the right of the photo another member of the squad (unrecognisable to the editors) experiments with a rudimentary portable music system. Is the record the newest disc from Detroit rockers the MC5 or Les Dawson’s latest? You decide!
A giant swastika was discovered last month painted on the floor of a swimming pool in Brazil. Police discovered it by chance as they were flying overhead in a helicopter during an anti-kidnapping operation. They later investigated and found the Nazi symbol had been there for 13 years. The owner has not been publicly identified.
The symbol was found in the town of Pomerode in the state of Santa Catarina in southern Brazil. Santa Catarina has a large population of Germans and Austrians dating back to the 19th Century. In Pomerode around 90 per cent of the 25,000 population is of German-Brazilian descent and many people still speak German fluently.
An annual Oktoberfest is held in the nearby city of Blumenau and is one of the biggest in the world outside Germany.
Superman vs. Muhammad Ali is an oversize comic book published by DC Comics in 1978. The 72-page book features Superman teaming up with the heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali to defeat an alien invasion of Earth. The wraparound cover shows a host of late 1970s celebrities, including Frank Sinatra, Lucille Ball, Tony Orlando, Johnny Carson, the cast of Welcome Back, Kotter, and The Jackson 5; sharing close-up seating with Wonder Woman, Batman, Green Lantern, and other curious superheroes.
First Edition is a superb 1977 American short documentary film on the Baltimore Sun. It was directed by Helen Whitney and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Short.