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Here, There and Everywhere: The Beatles come to Evanston. Sort Of.

By Marcus Gilmer in Arts & Entertainment on Mar 24, 2008 3:23PM

2008_03_beatles.jpgLike a lot of people, we like The Beatles (our favorite Beatle: George) and their music (our favorite album: Revolver), having first first discovered them at the ripe age of 13 in the form of our parents' dusty LPs. So mark us down as very likely to get ourselves up to Evanston and check out a new exhibit happening at the Northwestern University Music Library. What the Tribune is calling "seven handwritten specimens from the band's creative peak" (which we take to mean "handwritten lyrics and doodles") have made their way to the library, courtesy of donations from Yoko Ono and composer/musician John Cage. One of the highlights of the collection is a version of Paul's "For No One" written on a manila envelope, including some missing choruses. While you won't get to the originals (for security reasons), the Library will be displaying super duper high-resolution scans for the viewing. According to Northwestern University, the seven manuscripts featured are "Eleanor Rigby,” “Good Day Sunshine,” “For No One,” “The Word,” “I’m Only Sleeping,” “And Your Bird Can Sing” and “Yellow Submarine.” The manuscripts are only on display for a few weeks, until mid-April, so get ye to the Purple Line post-haste! [Trib]

The manuscripts are on display now through April 18th at the Northwestern University Music Library, 1970 Campus Drive in Evanston, Il. The library is open from 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday and 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. on Saturdays. Admission is free.