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LIFE MAGAZINE-1936-2000

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LIFE
Cover of the June 19, 1944 issue of LIFE with Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower. The issue contained 10 frames by Robert Capa of the Normandy invasion.
Editor-in-chief Edward Kramer Thompson
Categories News
Frequency Weekly (1936–1972)
Monthly (1978–2000)
Publisher Henry Luce
Total circulation
(1937)
1,000,000
First issue November 23, 1936
Final issue May 2000
Company Time Inc.
Country United States
Based in New York City
Language English
Website http://www.life.com
ISSN 0024-3019

On his 100th birthday, LIFE remembers Joe DiMaggio with photos made in 1939, when the Yankee Clipper was a 24-year-old star

When the first issue of LIFE magazine appeared on the news-stands, the U.S. was in the midst of the Great Depression and the world was headed toward war in Europe.Adolf Hitler and his Nazi Partyhad taken power in Germany. In Spain, General Francisco Franco’s army was at the gates of Madrid to suppress the rebellion; German Luftwaffe pilots and bomber crews, calling themselves the Condor Legion, were honing their skills as Franco’s air arm. Italy under Fascist leader Benito Mussolini annexed Ethiopia.

Luce ignored these tense world affairs when he unveiled the new LIFE: the first issue cover[6] depicted the Fort Peck Dam in Montana, a Works Progress Administration project, photographed by Margaret Bourke-White.

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19 West 31st Street

The format of LIFE in 1936 was an instant classic: the text was condensed into captions for 50 pages of photographs. The magazine was printed on heavily coated paper and cost readers only a dime. The magazine’s circulation sky-rocketed beyond the company’s predictions, going from 380,000 copies of the first issue to more than one million a week four months later.[7]The magazine’s success stimulated many imitators, such as Look, which was founded a year later in 1937 and ran until 1971.

Luce moved LIFE into its own building at 19 West 31st Street, a Beaux-Arts architecture jewel built in 1894. It is considered a building of “outstanding significance” by the New York Landmarks Preservation Commission. Later LIFE moved its editorial offices to 9 Rockefeller Plaza.

(worth $2 today) featured five pages of Alfred Eisenstaedt’s photographs.

JACKSON DAY DINNER

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Walter Sanders—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images

1941 | Kappa Sigma Epsilon fraternity members toss blankets out the window of their house in preparation for a spring “blanket party” under the stars at Kansas State Teacher’s College. Originally published in the May 26, 1941, issue of LIFE.

Read more: Kappa Sigma Epsilon | LIFE.com http://life.time.com/history/the-best-of-life-37-years-in-pictures/attachment/1941_00816175/#ixzz3MfaM7Xk0

 

Rows of WACS after having put on their g|

Row upon row of WACs (Women’s Army Corps members) don gas masks for a training drill at Iowa’s Fort Des Moines. Originally published in the September 7, 1942, issue of LIFE.

COOL PEOPLE- JOE COCKER DIES AT 70 YEARS OLD

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  Joe Cocker Dies at 70

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JOE COCKER

 

The legendary British born, Grammy award winning singer, renowned for his unique voice and passionate delivery, Joe Cocker,  returns with his 23rd studio album.

Following on from the resounding success of his platinum selling number one 2010 album ‘Hard Knocks’,  Joe Cocker has returned to Matt Serletic’s Californian Emblem studios to deliver an outstanding follow up album due for release this winter.

Serletic, producer (Matchbox Twenty, Rob Thomas, Collective Soul, Carlos Santana) and Cocker have produced ‘Fire It Up’, an album of eleven songs recorded over the 2011 winter and spring of 2012.

On working again with Joe Cocker, Serletic explains: “We took it to the next level.  I’m excited to hear all the different elements that we brought to this album, we got great classic soul records, big power ballads, high energy tracks, and they all have their place in this album ”.  Cocker shares that creative direction:  “Making an album, to me, is a bit like making a painting, you know, you’ve got 12 songs, and it’s colour – I don’t like everything to be one mood”.

Diverse album tracks include ‘Eye On The Prize’ written by Marc Broussard from New Orleans, who also wrote the song ‘Hard Knocks’;  ‘I’ll Walk In The Sunshine Again’ written by the platinum selling singer-songwriter Keith Urban. Cocker describes it as: “It’s country but it isn’t”; ‘The Letting Go’ written by the trio of Charlie Evans with renowned young British blues/soul singer Joss Stone, and Grammy award winning Graham Lyle; and the irresistible title track ‘Fire It Up’ written by Alan Frew, Johnny Reid, and Marty Dodson, with the anthemic lyric, and rapturous chorus sung with Cocker’s signature passion.

Cocker: “Fire It Up is a special kind of tune, and it set up the whole album”. Serletic: “There’s this whole energy which we captured”. ‘Fire It Up’, the first single taken from the album, will be released 12th October prior to the album release.

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RIP

Who Are All Those People In Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band

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Who Are All Those People In Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band

posted by ricky smith, Spacious Planet, May 08, 2012

The album art from Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles is one of themost popular album covers in music history.
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The cover is a collage of more than 60 famous people. Most of the people selected for the collage were requested by The Beatles. For example, George Harrison requested the three Hindu gurus who appear in the collage.
Lennon requested Adolf Hitler, Mahatma Gandhi and Jesus Christ. However, Jesus and Hitler were rejected because the record label feared a public backlash. The record label was nervous because of the controversy over the US Butcher Cover a year earlier. Mahatma Gandhi was excluded because EMI was worried about a negative reaction in India.EMI needed the permission of all living persons in the collage, creating a nightmare for their legal department. All the celebrities in the collage gave their permission. Only one person, Leo Gorcey was removed from the collage because he demanded a payment of $400.

The following is the complete list of all the people on the cover of Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band:

Top Row- from left to right
Yukteswar Giri – Hindu guru
sri yukteswar giri

Aleister Crowley – Magician
aleister crowley

Mae West – Actress
mae west

Lenny Bruce – Comedian
lenny bruce

Karlheinz Stockhausen – German Composer
karlheinz stockhausen

W. C. Fields – Comedian
wc fields

Carl Jung – Psychologist
carl jung

Edgar Allan Poe – Writer and Poet
edgar allan poe

Fred Astaire – Actor
fred astaire

The Vargas Girl – Fictional Pin-up Girl
the vargas girl

Richard Merkin – Artist
richard merkin

Huntz Hall – Actor
huntz hall

Simon Rodia- Designer
simon rodia

Bob Dylan – Musician
bob dylan

Second Row
Aubrey Beardsley- Illustrator
aubrey beardsley

Sir Robert Peel- 19th Century British Prime Minister
sir robert peel

Aldous Huxley – Writer
aldous huxley

Dylan Thomas – Poet
dylan thomas

Terry Southern – Writer
terry southern

Dion – Singer
dion

Tony Curtis – Actor
tony curtis

Wallace Berman – Artist
wallace berman

Tommy Handley – Comedian
tom mix

Marilyn Monroe – Actress
marilyn monroe

William S. Burroughs – Writer
william s burroughs

Mahavatar Babaji – Hindu Guru
sri mahavatar babaji

Stan Laurel – Comedian
stan laurel

Richard Lindner – Artist
richard lindner

Oliver Hardy- Comedian
oliver hardy

Karl Marx- Political Philosopher
karl marx

H. G. Wells – Writer
hg wells

Paramahansa Yogananda- Hindu Guru
sri paramahansa yogananda

Sigmund Freud – Psychiatrist
sigmund freud

Second Row
Stuart Sutcliffe- Musician / Former Beatle
stuart sutcliffe

Max Miller- Comedian
max miller

A Petty Girl – A Series of Cartoon Pin-up Girls by Artist George Petty
a second petty girl appears in the front row
the petty girl

Marlon Brando – Actor
marlon brando

Tom Mix – Actor
tom mix

Oscar Wilde- writer
oscar wilde

Tyrone Power- Actor
tyrone power

Larry Bell- Artist
larry bell

David Livingstone – Missionary
david livingstone

Johnny Weissmuller- Actor
johnny weissmuller

Stephen Crane – Writer
stephen crane

Issy Bonn – Comedian
issy bonn

George Bernard Shaw – Playwright
george bernard shaw

H. C. Westermann – Sculptor
hc westermann

Albert Stubbins- English Football Player
albert stubbins

Sri Lahiri Mahasaya – Guru
lahiri mahasaya

Lewis Carroll – Writer
lewis carroll

T. E. Lawrence- The Historical Lawrence of Arabia
te lawrence

Front Row
Sonny Liston- Boxer
sonny liston

Shirley Temple (appears three times on the cover)
shirley temple

Albert Einstein – Physicist
albert einstein

The Beatles (John Lennon, Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney and
George Harrison) all appear twice – once as wax models.
the beatles

Bobby Breen – Musician
bobby breen

Marlene Dietrich – Actress
marlene dietrich

Diana Dors – Actress
diana dors

A few additional facts about the Sgt Pepper Album Art:

  • Two figures in the cover photo are hairdresser’s wax dummies.
  • It was the first UK album to have the lyrics printed on the inside cover.
  • There was a long running urban legend that the green plants in the photo are cannabis.