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.