Hi everyone. Hope you are all well and continue to stay that way during this global health crisis we are facing. But in addition to protecting your physical wellness, what are you doing to stay mentally healthy today?
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I know we are in a serious situation, but I need a break from the gloom, doom and bullying by way of hoarding. Music has always been my refuge and watching those beautiful Italians singing to each other from their balconies reaffirmed my belief that music is the answer. So until the old normal returns, I am going to share a song I listen to that helps me escape the current state of things, if only for a few minutes each day. And if this helps anyone else, even better.
It happened fifty-five years ago today on August 15, 1965. The Beatles performed a concert at Shea Stadium in Queens, NY. It was a Sunday night just like their appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show” over a year earlier. The Fab Four accomplished so many great things as a band, and becoming the first ones to ever play a stadium venue was just one more unbelievable achievement to add to their resume. If you asked any of the 56,000 fans in attendance, the staff or security guards who worked this show I doubt any of them could name the songs the group played since the screams by hysterical heart sick girls were so loud they drowned out the music. Luckily the show was well documented and a film about the show by BBC Television came out the following year. August 11 also marked the anniversary releases of two of the group’s movies, “A Hard Day’s Night” in 1964 and “Help” in 1965. The band performed both movie title songs at Shea along with 10 other songs. Today’s pick is one of my top choices from the show.
“Baby says she’s mine, you know
She tells me all the time, you know
She said so
I’m in love with her and I feel fine“.
The Beatles on stage at Shea Stadium August 15, 1965. (Image found online. Original source unknown.)
The Beatles: “I Feel Fine” (1964, written by John Lennon & Paul McCartney).
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