Monthly Archives: October 2012

October 5, 1962…And All That

As dates go October 5, 1962, isn’t famous. They don’t mention it in schools, nobody very important was born or died then and no world changing events made the headlines. Perhaps the most newsworthy event of that day was the … Continue reading

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Magical Mystery Tour – Forty Five Years Later

“We goofed,” Paul McCartney said half-jokingly on the morning of December 27th, 1967, trying unsuccessfully to make light of the Beatles’ first disaster. His father, who was staying with him for Christmas, had just brought him the morning papers and the Beatle was sitting in bed reading venomous reviews of the group’s television film which had been shown the previous night.

I, a young reporter at the time, was on the other end of a phone asking for his reaction. Continue reading

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