July 23, 2005

"Beat the Meatles"


In October 1977, National Lampoon devoted an entire issue to The Beatles. Chris Miller wrote a hilarious piece titled "Beat the Meatles." It gets a bit crude in places, but the "interview" reveals much about the greatest rock band of all time. The writer captured perfectly the image people had in their minds of the Fab Four, prior to John Lennon's murder. Return now to the days when a reunion was unlikely, but possible.








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5 comments:

Melissa S. said...

Thanks for sharing this! This is really funny...ah, 1977, I was in 3rd grade. ;)

Anonymous said...

I remember that. I was graduating high school that year. That's as funny as that Chinese menu in the NatLamp mag. Does anybody know where to find that?

texmarc said...

If you found this magazine in a house on King Street, it must be mine. I last remember reading this while eating a triple meat Roy's burger in 1977. That was my Senior, Senior year at SFA.

Chris said...

I think I ordered it as a back issue from National Lampoon. Great sensory memory. Isn't it strange, the things you remember?

Pino said...

Thanks for posting this - it's exactly as I remember it!