Sunday, August 9, 2015

Guitar Sale

If you're looking for an electric or acoustic guitar, mandolin, ukulele, or violin, there are many places around town that will welcome your visit. Here's a unique stand that caught my eye the other day at Monument Square. Is this how the Beatles and Stones got their start? Are these two cute little ladies, decked out in their colorful sun dresses, ready to give the Indigo Girls a run for the spotlight in a few years? You never know what's  in your cards. Back on August 15, 1965, 55,000 screaming fans saw the Beatles in NYC at Shea Stadium. I was NOT among the the throng, but I do know someone who caught the show. My friend Judd won a free ticket by calling into a radio station. I think it was WJAB. I wouldn't believe her when she told us she was going to Shea. I remember her telling us that they left Portland on a bus in the morning, traveled to NYC, took in the concert, got back on the bus and headed back. It was a whirlwind day, but I'm sure it's forever etched in her memory. I think I was a bit jealous. No, I know I was a lot jealous! It was 1965! It was the Beatles! There was nothing bigger in the states that summer.
btw Beatles '65 is one of my all time favorite albums.
That summer rushes back when I hear it begin.
"No Reply"...
That lucky Judd!

25 comments:

  1. Maybe the next big "hit" band will buy their first instruments right here. You can say you knew them back when...

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  2. Great thoughts, and its really a unique stand. Greetings!

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  3. I've been sharing a house this whole past week with a ukulele and a ukulele player. :-)

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  4. Hey Jude, don't make it bad
    Take a sad song and make it better
    Remember to let her into your heart
    Then you can start to make it better

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  5. Oh yes, 1965 the Beatles were it!!

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  6. Love the Beatles music, but don't mind missing the 1965 Shea concert. It wasn't about music. It was all about teenagers screaming for their idols. Musical instruments are objects of great beauty, especially stringed instruments.

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  7. On Feb. 8, 1964 I was a freshman in college when the Beatles made their first live appearance on the Ed Sullivan show. I watched it in the dorm TV room on a black and white TV. That's about as close as I ever got to the Beatles. I don't recall screaming when I saw them but I remain a fan to this day.

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  8. Make that Feb. 9. I was busy correcting 1864 (I'm really not THAT old) to the proper year. My fingers must have been on the wrong keys!

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  9. That must have been quite an experience. I don't think I know anyone whose seen the Beatles perform live.

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  10. I wasn't born (sorry!) but I still listen to them often...

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  11. Yeah, my friend Robin got to go. Even then, I probably knew I wouldn't do well with those crowds. But I did recently see a documentary on the event, very exciting.
    A unique stand at the Farmer's Market for sure. I left you a note on the post I just did. Darn, yes, I was out there between 11 and 12!

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  12. A great album and a quite interesting stall!

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  13. My father in law was an expert with a mandolin. I remember living in England and riding around with my dad in his old mini cooper....listening to The Beatles all the time.

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  14. I couldn't handle crowds in the days of the Beatles. Wish I had. But I made up for it, several times, with Bruce Springsteen live.

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  15. I saw the Beatles live all 3 times they came to Toronto - and went to the airport for their arrivals and departures! They were grand times that I will never forget!! The last time I had tickets in the 7th row!!!

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  16. Visiting Abbey Road while visiting London was one of the highlights for me a couple of years back :)

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  17. See how smoothly you transitioned from a stand selling guitars to the Beatles at Shea Stadium? You are the master.

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  18. It is amazing how seeing a music stand brought back a flood of memories. Fun post!

    Janis
    GDP

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  19. I'm thinking you are still a LOT jealous...and I am too. :)

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  20. I had a Beatles period when I was in my early teens. The best band ever.

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  21. They were quite a band, but before my time.

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