The Beatles were always setting trends that were ahead of the curve, in music and fashion. From leathers to suits, Nehru jackets and Beatle boots to Lennon’s famous specs, the band knew how to make a statement. If you want to make a statement of your Beatles fandom, take a look through this selection of fab gear available from the NME Merch Store – and not a ratty old moptop wig in sight.
John Lennon Drawing Boxed Mug – Buy Now
Before becoming a famous musician and throughout his extensive career, John Lennon was an avid doodler. After his death in 1980, numerous doodles and drawings by Lennon were released, including this ‘abstract self-portrait’.
The Beatles All You Need Is Love T-Shirt – Buy Now
John Lennon wrote All You Need Is Love especially for the ‘Our World’ project, the world’s first televised satellite link-up between 25 countries in 1967. Its message was typical of Lennon’s simplistic yet poignant writing style, ideal for the worldwide broadcast and still resonating with audiences today.
The Beatles Yellow Submarine Nothing Is Real T-Shirt – Buy Now
This tee is inspired by the band’s soundtrack to the film, ‘Yellow Submarine’. We can assume that this is the re-released UK version of the album’s artwork as it was the only one that included a reference to the track Strawberry Fields with the lyrics ‘Nothing is real’ printed on the record’s jacket and seen just under the album title on this tee. Pretty cool.