I am from a generation raised in the wake of the Beatles’ break. It was essential that every adolescent partisanship of choice for one of the four horsemen. And the disputes were often heated, may produce enamoramentos or rivalries. They were not like our parents, but older allies. Our parents were more for the beat generation, or existentialist, at best. So my choice was more to John and George. For different reasons. John seemed someone closer to the Californian love and peace, his sexuality encouraged me (I used to think Yoko very attractive). Harrison also in his flower power style, it also meant an appeal to community welfare, in the spiritualist line. Both opened in the West a new style of living. But something that I could not realize early on was the political influence of John. This influence proved decisive later in my life. So the definition of a rock star in these conditions was not only meant an aesthetic choice, but went together with many dimensions of life. Hence the surprise that I had with this photo. I do not know if it is really original, but sure it is a possible picture given the conditions of political and emotional of that time. If so, then this picture was taken just two months before Che was executed. Is that possible? Probably he would be in the Bolivian jungles at that time. Then as a teenager at the time I was much more enthusiastic about George. All things must pass, Beware of darkness, seemed profound philosophy at the time. However, inside me there was a song I listened in painful silence. Want to know what was it? Working class hero, the hard part of Imagine? Or Mother? The song about abandoned children during the baby boom, the dark side of the summer of love.
Partisanship of choice