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Beatles in Wales
7 June 2015
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Ahhh Girl
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I am enjoying this book that @Joe gave me for my birthday. I am currently in the middle of 1964 right now. I like the quotes from the various newspapers used in the book to tell the story of how Beatlemania developed in Wales.

I found the write up in the "Pop Special" section of the South Wales Echo about Can't Buy Me Love entertaining. Here's an interesting sentence from the story: "...The A-side as usual penned by Beatles' recruits John Lennon and Paul McCartney ..." John Lennon as a recruit?

Was getting all the timeline and progression of how things happened with the group harder back at the time it was all happening?

8 June 2015
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"Was getting all the timeline and progression of how things happened with the group harder back at the time it was all happening?"

@Ahhh Girl I was pretty young at the time but remember hearing lots of news on the radio and seeing lots of reports on the TV, especially when they were in Wales. I was SO upset that my parents wouldn't let me join the crowds when they were in Bangor when I was 11 or so.

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8 June 2015
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Who recruited them?

I say in speeches that a plausible mission of artists is to make people appreciate being alive at least a little bit. I am then asked if I know of any artists who pulled that off. I reply, 'The Beatles did'.
Kurt Vonnegut, Timequake, 1997

8 June 2015
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georgiewood said

Who recruited them?

Aliens? (LOL)

Sorry you missed that chance to see them, trc. I wonder if some one wrote to the paper and had them print a correction to the review.

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