Before the Rutles, there was another Beatles parody thing going on- (and before National Lampoon as well, dear American readers!) and it was The Beat bums, the Junior Crap Beatles! Yes, here they are, all lined up on a 'White album/Sgt Pepper' hybrid fake LP sleeve I drew back in about 1974. It was an amusing project, we changed the lyrics to well-known Beatles songs and, before the whole thing fizzled out, made a handful of LP sleeves, all full-size and laminated and so on. The lads were all real school friends- and very sadly the one on the left, Jeff Bowen, died suddenly this week, only 49. He must have remembered these days quite fondly because I'd completely forgotten it and it's thanks to his widow Alison and his cousin Derek that we're able to see it again.