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August 21, 2009
The Beatles: A Historic Day
My mom took me out for a drive with friends one warm summer night in St. Louis. At one point, the car came to a stop and Mom asked me to stick my head out the window and listen.
I heard screams coming from several blocks away. But these weren't wails of agony. They were cheering screams of ecstatic enthusiasm -- from what must have been thousands of people.
And under the reverberating crowd noises I heard music. It was a song with an unusual melody that I had heard on the radio many times: "I'm in love with her and I feel fine ..."
Yes, it was The Beatles performing live in my hometown of St. Louis, Missouri, at Busch Stadium in 1966.
Just last night, the lads from Liverpool popped up again when I read the new Rolling Stone magazine cover story on "Why the Beatles Broke Up." It's a sad tale of personal differences, control, insecurity, financial battles, and poor choices.
But one thing that remains clear is the powerful chemistry these four men had and the indelible impact they had on music and history.
Then, just this morning, I get an email from Beatle Bob. The subject line read ...
"It Was 43 Years Ago Today!"
He is in Nashville emceeing the Fab Four Festival. He used the email to point out that today -- August 21 -- is the anniversary of The Beatles only live performance in St. Louis.
Take some time today to think about your musical memories and influences. Who keeps popping up in your consciousness? Appreciate them and the gift they have given you.
And while you're at it, turn the table. What impact has YOUR music had on other people? Even if it's in a small way, how have your songs touched someone's life?
What positive memories will you and your music inspire in others?
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