June 1, 1967: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band is released

http://www.thebeatles.com/album/sgt-peppers-lonely-hearts-club-band

Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC

Why The ‘Sgt. Pepper’s’ Cover Art Matters As Much As The Music

Beatles’ ‘Sgt. Pepper’s’ Cover Art: A Guide to Who’s Who

The Story Behind the Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band Album Cover

Jann Haworth: The forgotten creator of the Sgt. Pepper cover

Cover shoot for Sgt Pepper~
https://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/03/30/cover-shoot-for-sgt-pepper/

Memorial Day a Day For Remembering

Envisioning The American Dream

collage Vintage 60s 2 men toasting Memorial Day Barbecue and vintage illustration WWII soldier On Memorial Day we pay homage to all the soldiers who didn’t come home. To all those we lost in WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm, Iraqi, and Afghanistan, this Buds for you!

Memorial Day has the word “memorial” for a reason

More than a Monday spent at beaches, backyard barbecues and blockbuster movies, Memorial Day is the day we remember and honor those who died serving our country.

Unlike Veterans Day it is not a celebration; it was intended to be a day of solemn contemplation over the high cost of freedom.

Come together

In this time of divisiveness and polarization, of spectacle and mud-slinging, it is more than ever important to stop, come together, and remember those who have given their all.

Today we pay homage to all the soldiers who didn’t come home.

We Must Remember This

vintage ad wwII nash kelvinator illustration soldiers Vintage ad 1944 Illustration Fred Luderkens

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May 29, 1913: Premiere of “Le sacre du printemps”

The riot turned the work into a symbol of all that modernist art was supposed to be: a break with tradition and a thumb in the eye of bourgeois taste. Yet for quite some time scholars have called into question the size, the ferocity, and the immediate effects of what definitely was a disturbance on opening night. Did old women hit bohemians with their parasols? Perhaps. Did Stravinsky leave his seat in the theater out of fear? Perhaps, but only to watch backstage. And he did manage to appear for four or five curtain calls at the evening’s end—a detail not often marked in accounts of the riot?… Did the police come at all?  It is unclear.

But the extent to which this disturbance counts as a riot really is beside the point, as is the question of what actually happened that night. What matters most is that whatever it was, it never happened again. Spring Fever~ http://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2013/07/11/spring-fever/

A Reconstruction Of ‘The Rite Of Spring”, 2013~  http://artery.wbur.org/2013/03/15/rite-of-spring
Biographical background~ http://www.cco.caltech.edu/~tan/Stravinsky/biography.html

May 15, 1970~ Tragedy at Jackson State

The shootings at Mississippi’s Jackson State University still linger in the shadow of Kent State. Less than two weeks after Kent, two black students were killed and 12 others wounded by state troopers on May 15, 1970.

The incident started after student demonstrators, protesting the Vietnam War and seeking more rights at the historically black college, responded to an order to disperse by throwing stones and bottles. It ended as police opened fire outside a women’s dormitory.

Phillip Gibbs, 21, a junior preparing for law school, who had a child and a pregnant wife, and James Earl Green, 17, a high school track star on his way home from his job at a grocery store, were killed.

A presidential commission later found the shootings at Jackson and Kent “completely unjustified.” No one was indicted.
May 15th, 1970: 2 Black Students Killed & 12 Wounded by Police During Vietnam Antiwar Protest~ http://may1970project.org/?p=18

Remembering What Happened At Jackson State College In 1970~ http://wyso.org/post/remembering-what-happened-jackson-state-college-1970
MIssissippi Digital Library~ http://tinyurl.com/nlullqw

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May 4, 1970~ Tragedy at Kent State

NYTRead the full text of The Times article:
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/big/0504.html

This link is to a “collection…of photographs and contact sheets produced by University News Service (now University Communications and Marketing) before, during, and after the May 4, 1970 shootings at Kent State University. The first photographs were taken on April 30 to May 3, 1970. This group consists of a small number of photos. The bulk of the photographs were taken on May 4, 1970. Other photographs include events immediately after the shootings and some annual commemorations.” http://www.library.kent.edu/university-news-service-photographs-may-1-4-1970

This link is to “a repository of information managed by WKSU-FM about the 1970 shootings at Kent State University. On May 4th, 1970 Ohio National Guard troops opened fire on students, wounding nine and killing four…The materials include photographs, radio station audio, text, and video related to those shootings and their aftermath”Audio and images from May 4, 1970~  http://www.kentstate1970.org//index2