Forty years ago at 11:35 a.m., the famous photo was taken. "Paul is dead" rumors abounded. Urban legend had it that there was a message in this picture of the four of them. George Harrison represented the grave digger. Paul McCartney was the dead man - no shoes on. Ringo Starr was the minister to say the services. John Lennon, dressed in white, was the angel who would accompany his professional twin to the next life. In reality, said John Lennon would be the first to go, 11 years later.
I've visited this crosswalk in London. I crossed the street in the same direction they did. I took very long strides like it seemed they did. I'd be there today among the crowd if I could. Check the yellow VW bug like the one Ex and I drove for 100,000 miles!
I can't say what the music of these four means to me. That night in February, 1964, they reached right out from the Ed Sullivan Show through the screen of my black and white TV and hooked me. I was a very young girl enthralled. When I hear their music, I feel that way still.
"And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make." Imagine.
In my ears right now: What do you think? But specifically, what has been touted by some as the most beautiful song ever written and performed - "In My Life". "There are places I'll remember all my life, though some have changed . . . "
Something that charms me: I'm a natural-born lyrics whiz. I can pull up major chunks of lots of songs. But I can sing every word of every song if it's The Beatles. And if you sing them incorrectly, I'll gently set you straight.