Thursday, January 28, 2010

Where to begin

I guess a few words about what I'm doing are in order. To start with, I'm a big Fan of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr (not to mention Pete Best) and their band. Another interest of mine is history. So the History of the Beatles is a natural fit with me.

Back in 1992, I ran across a reconstructed copy of the log book of Christopher Columbus on his first voyage to America. I decided to read the entries exactly 500 years to the day (allowing, of course, for the change to our modern calendar). It gave me a heightened sense of what is must have been like to be out there on the edge of their universe without any assurance of what he and his crew would find.

I hope to experience in some limited way what it was like for four young men from a North England backwater to make an incredible journey to the "toppermost of the poppermost" and beyond.

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