Friday, February 7, 2014

THIS AND THAT FRIDAY, Beatlemania and a terrifying Canadian Police Chase (very exciting - watch with caution)



BEATLEMANIA
(remember kids, these girls are your grandmothers now - don't let them tell you you're not a lady...)

It was 50 years ago today (almost) that this mop-topped band began to play (in America).

The Beatles made their first appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show," America's must-see weekly variety show, on Sunday, Feb. 9, 1964. And officially kicked off Beatlemania on this side of the pond.

More than 70 million viewers were tuned to the program, airing live from the Manhattan studio now housing the "Late Show With David Letterman."

I was one of them.  I had only seen a small article about them, had heard the song a few times, but I screamed like everyone else when they came on screen.

My Beatle was Ringo, Diane's was Paul, Elena's was John and Mary's was George.  We were in fan girl heaven.


HOW CAN ONE LIFE MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLD?


Next time you think you don't matter in the world, think of this nice gentleman.


Photo: Well...







CANADIAN POLICE CHASE - SCARY STUFF

2 comments:

Andrea Ostapovitch said...

I'd seen the video of the police chase before. Still gives me a giggle though!
Have a great week-end!

Phyllys Faves said...

Thank you for the video of Nicholas Winton. That was very touching. I looked him up on Wikipedia and discovered that one of the children he saved was Joe Schlesinger - a very famous Canadian journalist and reporter for CBC news for many years.