My husband and I had a fabulous time visiting our friends Mary Anne and Paul in honor of the 50th Anniversary of The Beatles on Ed Sullivan.
Prior to the television special we watched a fantastic movie, “20 Feet From Stardom” a biography about back-up singers.
The Beatles special was excellent. It was great seeing Paul and Ringo sing their hits together and other stars such as Keith Urban, Stevie Wonder, Joe Walsh, Alicia Keyes, Jeff Lynn, Eurythmics, and Peter Frampton. (Though I could have done without Katy Perry doing “Yesterday.”)
I was too young to see The Beatles, but was lucky enough to once catch Ringo’s All Stars at Garden States Art Center (now PNC Bank Center) in NJ.
When I was just 13 and getting into music, I was told by a cool older cousin that the album to get was “The White Album.” He truly did not steer me wrong, as to this day that is my favorite album and it was so cool seeing The Fab Faux perform it last year.
There is so much to say about The Beatles and everyone has their stories of inspiration. Even as solo artists they all had amazing hits, not to mention the more obscure stuff you rarely hear on the radio.
I can not pick a favorite Beatle, but from what I’ve read about John, I’d have to say he seemed like a fun guy to hang out with. Over the years I met his two loves on separate occasions, Yoko Ono (who was nice) and May Pang (who was a total doll!)
I can write a list of favorite Beatles songs, but that would go on forever — and it changes as years go by.
God bless them for all the wonderful music they’ve provided us and some of the greatest love songs ever!
Thanks to Mary Anne and Paul for providing a most wonderful evening with great music, great food and great people.