Are you watching "The Sixties" on CNN? It's an original series that explores the politics, pressures and parties of "the decade that shaped America." I confess: I'm addicted to it. One of my favorite episodes so far was "The British Invasion" because I remember all those bands like the Dave Clark Five and The Rolling Stones. But my favorite "invader" of all was The Beatles.
I remember when The Beatles toured America as if it was yesterday. I tried at least a half a dozen times to get tickets, but I never did. Not that my mom would have let me go to one of their concerts anyway. She didn't consider rock and roll music. And she really didn't like their haircuts, or rather, their lack of haircuts. But I loved them. I begged and begged until she let me watch them on "The Ed Sullivan Show", but that was as close as I ever got to the Fab Four.
Now one of my favorite stars is making an authorized documentary about the supergroup from Liverpool. It's rumored that Ron Howard's as yet untitled film will with feature participation by Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr. Yoko Ono Lennon and Olivia Harrison will also participate on behalf on their late husbands. But the best thing is the filmmakers are encouraging real people to participate in the project! If you have film or photos of the group, you can submit them at TheBeatlesLiveProject.com for a chance to claim your own place in music history. Since I didn't get to go to any of the concerts, I don't have any photos of my own, but that's okay. I'm happy just to see the film and relive those days when The Beatles were the biggest thing to hit America - ever!