My dad painted the iconic cover for Jethro Tull’s ‘Aqualung,’ and it’s haunted him ever since

 

From TheOutline.com

Seven million copies of Aqualung have been sold over the last five-odd decades and the cover has become one of the most recognizable in rock and roll history, migrating from vinyl albums to cassettes, CDs, and iTunes art, plus an unending supply of Aqualung-embossed merchandise. But dad’s earnings had a hard cap. In 1971, Terry Ellis, the co-founder of Chrysalis Records, paid him a flat $1,500 fee for the three paintings which would comprise the album’s artwork, consummating the deal with nothing more than a handshake. No written contractual agreement was drawn up, and, much to his eventual dismay, nor was any determination made about future use.

John Lennon’s Report Card at Age 15: “He Has Too Many Wrong Ambitions and His Energy Is Too Often Misplaced”

From OpenCulture:

In September 1956, a young John Lennon took home a dismal report card–the kind that many smart, wayward kids can probably relate to.

French teacher: “An intelligent boy who could be very much better with a little concentration in class.”

Math teacher: “He is certainly on the road to failure if this goes on.”

Physics teacher: “His work always lacks effort. He is content to ‘drift’ instead of using his abilities.”

Religion teacher: “Attitude in class most unsatisfactory.”

Head master: “He has too many wrong ambitions and his energy is too often misplaced.”

Debussy “Clair de Lune” on Piano for 80 Year Old Elephant

This is just gorgeous. One of the most beautiful pieces of music written, played wonderfully to an elderly elephant.

Debussy “Clair de Lune” for a gentle female elephant called Ampan. Ampan is 80 years old and lives with us as Elephants World in Thailand. She is blind in one eye and can barely see with the other. 80 years old is very old indeed for an elephant, it’s about 10 years past the natural life span of an elephant in the wild.

Update:
Oh he has an entire channel where he plays classical music for elephants.

Beethoven for a blind elephant.
Bach for a different blind elephant.

More at the link above.

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