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.