• AdLib : See you there, Beatlex! Night!

  • Beatlex : For sure Ad,see you on the music thread,goodnight !

  • AdLib : Looks like it’s that time, Beatlex. Really enjoyed the chat! Looking forward as always to next week!

  • Beatlex : Lights out for tonight AdLIb?

  • AdLib : When a gallon of gas cost the same as the decade (.70/gallon in the 70’s).

  • Beatlex : When money was worth something AdLib!

  • AdLib : And add to that the price of a ticket and a hotel/motel!

  • AdLib : Beatlex – That was a lot of money then!

  • Beatlex : AdLib,I can remember that to fly there,tickets for the show,and the return flight was $275 dollars! I live a thousand miles from Seattle

  • AdLib : Well, looks like it’s that time to wrap up Vox Populi for the night. Thanks to all for making it another rousing evening! Have a great weekend, hope to see you here for The Weekend Music Thread and The Sunday Funnies! Night!

  • AdLib : Beatlex – Damn! It was a great tour. I was lucky to go, my brother had an extra ticket.

  • Beatlex : Night Murph!

  • AdLib : Night Murph, take care of yourself and have a great weekend!

  • Beatlex : AdLib,no doubt,I was going to fly to Seattle in 1976 to see that tour,But they were sold out! AAAAH!

  • MurphTheSurf3 : Well, good people…And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make…….Good night.

  • AdLib : glenn – Watchout for the Snow Zombie Baggers! Have a cozy weekend!

  • glenn : Ad–Wow–how cool to see McCartney.

  • glenn : Alright, folks, my turn to head out the door. I’m going to put my snow shovel by my bed, since I don’t have a shotgun. I’m hoping if I put enough covers on my bed, the zombies won’t be able to find me! Good night all. Have a great weekend!

  • AdLib : glenn – The first big concert I ever went to was to see Paul McCartney and Wings in their Wings Over America tour, I was a young teenager and I was in awe that I was seeing Paul McCartney live. I was always more a Lennon fan (and Harrison was a close second) but it was very cool.

  • Beatlex : The Beatles were one of the few “Feel Good” stories of the century IMO,the century was marked by terrible wars and misery.And along came the Beatles in the doldrums of the post war world,and made millions smile

  • glenn : Funk–LOL–and g’night.

  • AdLib : Night Funk! Have a great weekend!

  • AdLib : glenn – My only story like that was passing up the opportunity to see Stevie Ray Vaughan in concert because the weather wasn’t great and we would have had to have bought scalper tickets to get in. Now of course, wish I had gone.

  • glenn : Ad–Yea, as I said, it was one of the greatest disappointments of my teenage years. However, when my husband and I were on our honeymoon, we did see Sonny and Cher in concert. They were the opening act for some other band (I can’t even recall who they were), and Sonny and Cher were terrific!

  • funksands : Folks I am turning in too. Everyone stay safe this weekend!

  • MurphTheSurf3 : Ad…my school benefited from his leadership for many years. He left it far stronger than when he came.

  • MurphTheSurf3 : Beatlex…our Headmaster was way ahead of the times…a marvel really….turned my educational life around…

  • funksands : Glenn, that story is enough to turn most people to a life of crime. Good on you that you turned out like you did. :-(

  • AdLib : Murph – Heh! I like that, your Headmaster was quite clever to recognize that.

  • Beatlex : Murph! cool story

  • AdLib : glenn – Oh no, that’s too bad! To have seen the Beatles in concert…

  • Beatlex : Killgore,we are the same age.And I remember that night well.My 4 siblings and I took turns summersaulting(? ) on the sofa one after the other!

  • MurphTheSurf3 : Night KT

  • AdLib : KT – Get some rest! Looking forward to The Music Thread as always!

  • glenn : G’night KT. Sleep well.

  • KillgoreTrout : Bummer glenn!

  • AdLib : Funk – I remember hearing “I Want to Hold Your Hand” on the radio when I was little. For a kid that young, you just take for granted that music was like this and The Beatles were the leaders.

  • MurphTheSurf3 : As a number of you know I went to a British Prep, a “Public” school….one day a bunch of us were gathered around a record player playing the Beatles- suddenly, our Headmaster appeared- we froze (although I do not know why, just instinct I suppose), he walked over smiled and began to sing along….we were stunned….he said “Lads, don’t be so surprised, catchy is catchy and these boys are going far!”

  • glenn : KT–One of the biggest disappointments of my teenage years is that I had to give up a ticket to a Beatles concert. My girlfriends and I had all bought tickets to see them in Philly, and we were all excited. Then my mother decided we were moving from NJ to FL, and I had to give up my ticket because I would be in Fl. Man, I was pissed at my mother for years!

  • KillgoreTrout : Well good people, I must close for now. I’ve got to get started on the music thread. Take care all and have a great weekend.

  • AdLib : glenn – That guy is Trumpesque, he’s getting off on how he can get media attention for saying such outrageous things. He’s meaningless and knows he’s spouting BS. Right, he really thinks that people should get votes based on the amount of money they have, I’m not buying this egoist’s public masturbation. It’s a stunt.

  • KillgoreTrout : I was 9 years old when I watched them on Sullivan, that historic night. I didn’t like them because I was jealous. All these girls screaming and shouting for them. I soon got over it though.

  • Beatlex : Adlib,I look forward to that.I don’t think America can stand for this to go on much longer,ground is being lost everyday

  • funksands : Ad, same here. My dad had several cassettes of the Beatles that I wore out when I was a kid.

  • glenn : Ad–how about that rich guy who now wants to put a price on your vote? The number of votes you get depends on the amount of taxes you pay. IOW, money equals votes. It seems the crazies are actually coming out and saying exactly what they mean. No more of this beating around the bush using code words and fake scandals like voter fraud. Immigrants vote for Dems, that’s why we won’t do anything about immigrants. Poor people just want free health care, that’s why they’ll vote for Dems. If you want your vote to count, buy more of them!

  • KillgoreTrout : Ad? Swing towards the GOP?

  • AdLib : The only songs I can remember hearing as a very young child were Beatles songs. That cemented a lifelong connection to them for me.

  • KillgoreTrout : Murph, the Beatles were the soundtrack of my young life.

  • AdLib : Funk – Or maybe they’ve decided that a sucker punch is the best approach, “We’ve had Obama and Dems up all year but as election time approaches, it’s clear that popular opinion is swinging towards the GOP!”

  • MurphTheSurf3 : Beatlex….I was in school in the UK from 1963 to 1966….the Beatles were a big part of our lives then…..for me they wrote the music of my young life.

  • KillgoreTrout : glenn, another of their favorite phrases is “ramming it home.”

  • KillgoreTrout : glenn they do love that phrase. Especially Marcus Bachmann!

  • funksands : Glenn, they DO tend to go on about that a lot don’t they?? LOL