They came from out of the blue.

The things you see on television.
My friend Jim and I stopped at a Motel Six in Albuquerque to spend the night. Our travels started in Oklahoma City and we were on the way to Los Angeles driving route-66. Headed home for the semester break. Later that same evening I turned on the TV to watch the Jack Parr Friday evening show. Parr says he wants to show a filmed clip of a singing group soon to be coming to America from the UK. And so there they were. A bit different from the Beach Boys or Elvis. Four guys in what looked like suits too small and haircuts shaped like bowls covering the ears. It was mid-January 1964. They were to appear on the Ed Sullivan show sometime in February. I would watch almost anything that evening to forget the horrific Kennedy assassination. So, we watched with some amazement.

Published by OkieMan

I come from a family who migrated from the parched red dirt Plaines of southern rural Oklahoma. Migrating to blue collar working class community of East Los Angeles. There is where I was born. I am Mr. Writermelon. I can only write what my grammar and spell checker allows. I am neither profound nor profane. Boy howdy! Send comment to:

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