Posts Tagged ‘The Beatles’

Unlike the elegant Nepean Theatre

The Avon Theatre in Station St

Is a bit ramshackle, disorganised

But full of fun.

First movie, “sans older minder” –

“A Hard Day’s Night!”

The atmosphere, electric.

There’s screams anticipating

Giant mop-top images lighting screen

… and when they do,

Volume and pitch pierce.

Life imitating art ...


A song, an album, a movie … and a single chord opens them all. The one chord to rule them all.

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Between The Beatles of 1964 and 1967

A chasm defined by parental questioning.

During Australian tour 1964:

“Why are they screaming?”

By  1967 – Strawberry Fields:

“You wouldn’t want to look like them, would you?

Beatle suits, boots & mop-tops were one thing … this was entirely different.

More judgement than question

Anxious to please …

My head shakes but
My heart throbs.

“Between the emotion and the response falls …”





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The collection of #1 singles 

Is growing.

The Beatles, catalyst for starting this

Dominate the collection,

8 singles already.

Starting with

“We Can Work It Out.”

Only 15 months after our collection kicks off.

The Beatles hit the top again with Penny Lane

And the flip side: Strawberry Fields Forever.

There’s been a shift.







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