There was an amazing party at the HangOut tonight, we were celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' Yellow Submarine movie. DJ and HangOut owner Janis Short played some great Beatles tracks along with some fantastic cover tunes by other well known artists. The club looked splendidly 60s with its bright mind-blowing vibrating colours. The clubbers looked extraordinary in their 60s outfits, they really went to town with their costumes. We even had the Beatles in attendance, courtesy of Simon Seurat who changed costumes throughout the evening to bring us John, Paul, George and Ringo. One of my favourite Beatles' tunes 'Across the Universe' with its spiritual feeling of peace and wonder made my night, mixed in with a brilliant selection of their other greatest hits beautifully put together by DJ Janis; It was a fitting tribute to this legendary band.
It was 1968 when United Artists released the animated film about the Beatles called 'Yellow Submarine', yes 50 years ago! It was the era of psychedelic fashions and the Beatles own journey into a more mystic soul-searching style of music after they had given up touring and after the initial Beatles mania that had spread across most of the planet. The actual song Yellow Submarine had been written by McCartney and Lennon in 1966 and it was included in the Beatles Revolver album with Ringo Starr singing the lead vocals of the song. Yellow submarine was released as a single and was number one in the charts for four weeks in the UK. The song was adapted by record producer George Martin for the 1968 film joining the catalogue of other Beatles' hits in the movie. Titan Comics are celebrating the 50 year anniversary of Yellow Submarine by releasing a new comic book adaptation of the movie, written and illustrated by MAD Magazine's editor Bill Morrison.