Hanging in L.A. with the Beatles in 1974 *

Rock musician Jesse Ed Davis's 64-year-old ex-girlfriend has rare Polaroid photos of Paul McCartney and the other Beatles, plus Eric Clapton and others, hanging around at John Lennon's Santa Monica beach house. Included are shots of Lennon's so-called "lost weekend," short-term girlfriend May Pang, and McCartney playing Lennon's piano. Chuck Henry's story for NBC 4 says it's the first time Lennon and McCartney were together after the band's breakup. If you can't see the video above, here's the link. Sorry, there's an ad at the front of the video.

For what it's worth: An anonymous comment posted at the web page for part one says, "I would like to quote (the love of Jesse's life) Mrs. Jesse Ed Davis. 'If any money is made by selling these photographs and letters, it should all be donated to a Native American Indian Drug and Rehab Facility.'"

* Plus: Not so new, says Rip Rense.

More by Kevin Roderick:
LA Observed Notes: 60 Minutes, selling the Coliseum and more
Gil Cedillo, Nick Melvoin win LA runoffs*
LA Observed Notes: Baca goes down, LAX shuffle, media moves
LA Observed Notes: Big TV news, media moves, obits and more
LA Observed Notes: Writers on the verge, Fox, the riots and more
Recent Arts stories on LA Observed:
'Tosca' glitters, Calleja swoons, Abraham and Taylor dance
The Fountain flows
Desert X marks the spot
Grand nights for singing and dancing
Costume designer Mary Zophres moves on from 'La La Land'
Rosie Hamlin, 71, writer and singer of 'Angel Baby'
Paul McCarthy and Paul Schimmel
Heather guides us through Mister Ritchie's Neighborhood


LA Observed on Twitter