AT THE MOVIES: August of 64: A HARD DAY’S NIGHT
A feature length black and white movie starring my idols of that very moment in time, THE BEATLES, and what more could I ask for in lieu of seeing the band live which was not going to happen any time soon for me. I walked with my buddies to a neighboring town theatre for an afternoon showing and we were back on line the very next day to see it again. It was THE BEATLES, THE BEATLES on a train,THE BEATLES in the street, THE BEATLES playing in a field, THE BEATLES being chased by their fans, THE BEATLES on the TV stage, geez, I felt like I was there with them. RINGO the lost soul with his camera, PAUL’S grandfather aboard the train, JOHN with his cap, and GEORGE with PATTI, could it get any better ?. Oh, yeah, it could, there are THE SONGS.The album of the same name is only the third long player release by the band and this one is all originals.Bingo, on vinyl and in the film we hear A HARD DAY’S NIGHT with its unique opening chard, I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER’s harmonica, IF I FELL, I’M HAPPY JUST TO DANCE WITH YOU, CAN’T BUY ME LOVE, AND I LOVE HER all new to my ears, and finally in the movie SHE LOVES YOU what more could one ask for….GIVE ME MORE, GIVE ME MORE, HEY, HEY, HEY, GIVE ME MORE.