For my birthday my friend gave me an original LIFE Magazine from 1964.

For my birthday my friend gave me an original LIFE Magazine from 1964.

I'm more curious to read Castro's sister's words on Fidel

Google has kindly digitized all of the old LIFE weekly news magazines through 1972. Here is the issue the OP received.

Thank you for this! I flipped through it once but don't want to do it often because of how fragile the paper is. Now I can read it without heart palpatations.

"His beard is ridiculous."

Ringo: "Aye mate, wanna hear the most annoying sound in the world?"

Ringo is on a panel that will separate from the group if opened, even on magazine covers he was being left out poor guy.

"Our mother should have named him 'Infidel' instead of 'Fidel' because he is always cheating on his wife."

Looks like your friend overpaid by five cents

"Hey! Look at my teeth!"

One thing we tend to forget about the Beatles is how goddamn ugly they were. Paul was supposed to be the cute one, and he was really just above average. Today's boy bands to look like models.

They made girls' panties wet through pure musical talent.

I wrote a song about an octopus

u take that back that song is great

Today's boy bands are models.

I actually talked with someone who was a very good drummer about how the joke of the group was that ringo wasnt even the best drummer in the Beatles. Turns out, though he wasnt as talented as the rest of the group, he had perfect tempo. He was NEVER off beat. As the emotional backbone to a lot of early rock and roll sound, his ability to feel out how a song should sound and be played while maintaining a proper tempo that would add to the artistry of the song was almost unheard of at the time outside of jazz (and for many, even within)

He was always the goofy one of the bunch.

Also, some would say he wasn't quite on par with the other three when it came to musical genious. Still, he's considered one of the best drummers around.

See those were the things we used before we had cell phones so we could make calls outside the house...we also used their booths to change into super hero outfits.

The ads are kinda depressing, so many defunct companies or dying brands!

Pauls thumb tho...

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As someone who is unfamiliar with much of the history with The Beatles, why is Ringo always getting picked on?

"To get revenge he came late to the wedding"

What a Monster

This is just making me super self-conscious about my slightly wonky teeth 😓

A what?

Was the only Beatle with no ego or agenda. Simply a lover of life who gladly accepted any good fun, hence the jokes perpetuating.

Spent most of his childhood in a hospital. Had to overcome a lot in his life. A truly beautiful man.


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Erm... did you not notice the face he's making? Pretty sure it's a joke about his facial expression. His teeth aren't even wonky.

last dictatorship in the western hemisphere


Ringo looks like such a gooooooood boy...goooood boy Ringo! Yes you are!

If you're really interested, she has a very good book called Fidel y Raul, mis hermanos. It's a fascinating look at the minds behind the last dictatorship in the western hemisphere and definitely worth the read. Not a scholarly work, by any means, but a great collection of anecdotes and glimpses into the Castro's that provides a lot of insight.

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He didn't call Adele unattractive. She's just got such a great voice a bridge troll could become famous singing like her

I was a teenage girl in 1963 and he just wasn't as handsome as the other three. There was wide consensus on that among my peers. We were sure he was nice, but, not hot like the others.

The ads are really compelling. I want to know, why did her parents let them use that picture?!?

Not always. One Direction were gathered together from X-Factor contestants, for example. It's just that being hot is pretty much a prerequisite for success in this industry now.

To be fair, this wasn't a very flattering picture of them. They look a bit better in this one.

To be fair, this wasn't a very flattering picture of them. They look a in this one.

Don't companies usually just pick a few attractive guys with alright singing talent and make them famous these days?

he's citing Ringo in "Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story" (2007), as played by Jason Schwartzman

I'm melancholy about growing up just after the era where you could pretty much be a normal healthy person with decent hygiene to be considered attractive.

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Well, also gay people, anarchists, journalists, Jehovah's witnesses, people who initially supported his revolution but quickly became disenchanted when he cancelled elections and established his dictatorship... But yes, also rich people.

Such a shame how he died so young

and if you aren't hot, you have to sound like Adele

I've never understood why any of them were considered attractive... maybe George and John later on, but in the early 60s? Hell no. Was it more of a peer pressure type of thing? Or was it the music? Or was it refreshing to see something that wasn't Elvis or Pat Boone?

Drummer here. Ringo's technique, especially fills, seems simple at first, but is actually difficult to reproduce. While Ringo was is left-handed, he plays a right-handed kit. Sometimes there is something that almost seems "off" because he is leading with his left hand, instead of his right.

His greatness comes from the fact that with the Beatles, Ringo was thrown about every style of music you can think of, and he managed to seamlessly blend in and tie it all together.

EDIT: Ringo is still left-handed.

The tar protector relating to smoking is really interesting

Now go to some shows and get Ringo and Paul to sign it!

or maybe one of Castro's relatives . . . not sure where you're going with this.

According to wikipedia:

In 1964 she left Cuba for Mexico, staying with her sister Enma, who had married a Mexican in Cuba and emigrated there.[1] Upon her arrival she called a press conference and announced that she had defected from Cuba. "I cannot longer remain indifferent to what is happening in my country," she said. "My brothers Fidel and Raúl have made it an enormous prison surrounded by water. The people are nailed to a cross of torment imposed by international Communism."

Kent cigs used blue asbestos in the filter of the cigs in the mid-1950s.

So, instead of that nasty tar, you got asbestos fibers and a dose of mesothelioma 30 years later.

Not to mention he was bleeding badly from a face lift. SAD!

The best clickbate of 1964.

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Go to your doctor and ask for Heroin™ -- the safe, non-addictive wonder drug that's sweeping the nation!

I can't live without it!

-- Satisfied Customer

They're also the Beatles.


It's just the hairstyles haven't aged well. They have pretty handsome faces

No sense in censoring history though.

Considering that he came from a rich family, and rich people were the first to leave the island and speak out against his revolution it's not very surprising at all.

He damn well knows it

It's as if they are all trying to showcase their teeth. I can just hear the photographer. "Ok, yeah, lips back a little more and, perfect! We got it."


I mean, it's cool to protect the issue, always good to be respectful of collectibles and there's no reason to damage it, but this issue trades for $30-$40 all the time. You can read it pretty safely knowing that it's more or less replaceable. Not that you should solely go by "how much is it worth," especially something with a personal story in it. I'm just putting it into the context of collectibles.

I find it funny how socialist politicians seem to think higher of him than his own family did.

Call The Beatles "goddamn ugly" and no one bats an eye

Mention Adele in the same sentence as the word unattractive and suddenly you're rude.

When you lift it up you get to see the original photo which had George cupping Pete Best's Pete's Breast.

So many cigarette ads - follows by pants and portable typewriters :)

We'll put that right here on the fridge

Even as a dude, I can see why chicks thought Paul was a babe


Some people find Adele really attractive, yo. Don't be rude. 😒

So many cigarette ads! And a little bit about how you can trust big pharma because they're big and they've invested in TIME magazine.

Some things have really changed.

Last one to join the band but also his affable and goofy nature. For comparison sake, Pete Best was kind of a tough and thuggish type.

Venuzuela now.

'Secretary's Guide to Sex at High Noon' on page 8 is a must read. That's literally some Mad Men stuff right there. And those slacks? Yes please.

But Paul with a beard... Now that's a handsome man.

Ringo looks like Harry in Dumb and Dumber when he made that little fart at the end of shitting his brains out.

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A $5 gift! Ditch him OP!!!

Great gift! And it's in fantastic shape. Get an oversized ziploc freezer bag to keep it in to avoid rippage!

I found it interesting that the Ford ad had a get out the vote poster in it. I had thought that phrase was a modern one, but I guess people have always been apathetic in politics lol.


I work in an archive. if you want to protect it, make sure whatever you put it in is acid free. Maybe even do a high quality scan, print it, and frame it, but keep the original protected.

Careful, actual history is not welcome when reddit discusses Castro.

What a ruckus!

The early well-fitting suits era just didn't fit them well. They looked better in the mid-to-late 60s, when they had their hair grown out and wore more interesting clothing. They just looked awkward in their early days.

Is this a meme yet? Why not?

Why not?

Voter apathy is a feature, not a bug. Check this out.

Yeah, but everyone was ugly back then. Find me an early-'60s band whose members weren't.

He deserves some Ringo Snax for sitting so well for the picture.

What he did will SHOCK you!

There are archive quality supply websites out there. One that we use is called Gaylord.

I recommend buying an acid free plastic sleeve at the very least, and keep it in a drawer or box. You could go one step further and get an acid free envelope for it.

The key is to make sure whatever it's in is acid free. Acid in papers and some plastics wear down the original document. You also want to keep it out of direct light when not looking at it. The sun, and even light bulbs, do damage over time.

If you told me this was a grunge band, I wouldn't have questioned it.

Miss him miss him miss him

Maybe Susan Boyle would've been a better example.


Wow, check out page 20 with the "Tar guard". Something to stop the tar from going into your lungs while smoking.

I was at a Dallas Cowboys game in AT&T Stadium, and they have memorabilia booths scattered throughout the building near the seats, selling stuff like jerseys, helmets and posters, usually autographed. One item was a framed LIFE magazine, dated November 29, 1963 with Roger Staubach on the cover and signed by him. The top news item on the upper left read "Negro Demands: Are They Realistic?" by Theodore H. White. And this was right in the middle of the stadium plaza.

3 guys having a relatively good time and one guy having the fucking time of his life.

Paul sexy af wat you sayin boi

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a scene from a hard day's night


this is a fake quote


Ringos face omg lmao

A quick google search tells me that Tar Gard still exists and are sold at Wal Greens. They brag about being around since 1963.

Ringo went full retard.

This is what Fleetwood Mac looked like in the '60s.

is what Fleetwood Mac looked like in the '60s.

Fleetwood Mac maybe? The Mamas and the Papas has at least one attractive member. Elvis is definitely attractive, though he isn't in a band, I guess.

Minnesota is not pleased with this misappropriation of our culture. And you both spelled it wrong.

This hurts me more deeply than you can comprehend. :(