DIG Magazine w/fab Beatles pix!

Submitted by Douglas Wood June 7th, 2011
Certifikitsch Winner

Found this great September, 1964 teen magazine, “Dig” at a garage sale.

Among the features inside, 100 facts no one knows about the Beatles which includes:  Paul loves taffy apples, John is a bath fiend and takes about three to four showers per day, George still breaks out when he eats too much candy, Ringo bought a pair of black satin sheets just for laughs, and all four Beatles can’t stand false girls.

Here’s an ad for a dress/playsuit, for only $4.99.  Doesn’t seem very Beatles era-ish, but more a hold-over as the Beatles hadn’t yet completely changed pop culture:

And if you only had $2.98 to shell out, you could go for this newspaper print jacket/shirt:

Note the little mop-topped beetle cartoons (one is holding the banner).  Surprisingly, I don’t think I’ve ever seen anyone make a visual connection between the Beatles and beetles other than this:

3 Responses to “DIG Magazine w/fab Beatles pix!”

  1. Allee Willis

    I was so obsessive about my Dig magazines I can’t tell you. I spent my allowance money on a subscription. I only lost interest when I moved up to 16 Magazine. But I’m sure I glanced over this very issue back in the day.

    I can’t believe that I didn’t order that newsprint blouse. How much better can it get for $2.98?!

    One of my favorite things about whoever was featured on the cover was the 100 facts page. I use the pour over those until I had them memorized.

    As far as the visual connection between the Beatles and beetles, I know of one that existed back then and it’s been posted here at AWMOK: https://www.alleewillis.com/awmok/kitschenette/2010/09/05/beetle-comb/ From the second I saw Howie Pyro’s submission, I’ve been searching for one. I literally found it this week on eBay but I was outbid. It went for $34.