Not really relevant to art, but my sister went to see the Beatles at the Odeon, New Street Birmingham in something like 1964/65. Apparently she screamed herself senseless for a couple of hours, and she came home in what I would describe as ‘shellshock’, completely gone, monosyllabic. I remember her sitting on the sofa just staring into space.@nickyboy
That artwork was commissioned by Odeon cinemas for the launch of their new Odeon Luxe cinema in Balsall Heath. Odeon cinemas was founded by Oscar Deutsch, who was born in Birmingham, the Beatles played some gigs at the Odeon in Birmingham, the actor Kenny Baker who played the original R2D2 was also born in Birmingham, and Felicity Jones from the more recent Star Wars: Rogue One film was too.