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August 13, 2006 ~ 40th Anniversary of our Detroit Beatles concert! [Oct. 12th, 2006|06:20 pm]
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August 13, 1966-August 13, 2006
40-year Anniversary of The Day
We Saw The Beatles In Person!

CLICK ALL PICS IN THIS POST FOR LARGER IMAGES

Beatles concert we attended Aug 13, 1966 Detroit
Ah! How nice that I got my new scanner operative just in time to make actual scans of our concert snapshots. So this year we don't have to rely upon the old aim-the-digital-camera-at-the-scrapbook routine!





Beatles concert we attended Aug 13, 1966 Detroit Beatles concert we attended Aug 13, 1966 Detroit Beatles concert we attended Aug 13, 1966 Detroit

Beatles concert we attended Aug 13, 1966 Detroit Beatles concert we attended Aug 13, 1966 Detroit~MAL   Beatles concert we attended Aug 13, 1966 Detroit

Basically, our little group of 3 saw the backs of their heads and a Starkey-butt. Hee. We couldn't see them very well, much less hear them (they didn't have humongous speakers in those days), so it all seemed like a strange dream afterwards.

And I don't even think Brian was there for that performance. *sigh*

However... if you look to the far right of one of the photos, you can see Mal. Saw a lot of Mal that day. :)
Also in that same pic, to the side of the stage you can see part of The Cyrkle's drumkit.

Beatles concert we attended Aug 13, 1966 Detroit Beatles concert we attended Aug 13, 1966 Detroit Beatles concert we attended Aug 13, 1966 Detroit

Carole was the lucky one. She was close, on the side by the stage (as you can see by the pics). We didn't know her that year, she was a year older than we were... so we didn't get copies of her photos until we made her acquaintance the next year or so. After the boys were all done touring, of course. :(

Lucky Carole attended every Beatles performance in both Detroit and Chicago, all three years. She had a tiny extra bedroom in her basement that was TOTALLY papered with Beatles pics clipped from magazines and newspapers. That was astounding, to say the least.

Beatles concert we attended Aug 13, 1966 Detroit Beatles concert we attended Aug 13, 1966 Detroit Beatles concert we attended Aug 13, 1966 Detroit

Beatles concert we attended Aug 13, 1966 Detroit Beatles concert we attended Aug 13, 1966 Detroit Beatles concert we attended Aug 13, 1966 Detroit

Beatles concert we attended Aug 13, 1966 Detroit Beatles concert we attended Aug 13, 1966 Detroit Beatles concert we attended Aug 13, 1966 Detroit




What a strange feeling! For the first time in 40 years, I have manually taken the snapshots OUT of that little red photo album.

In so doing, though, I was surprised to notice something long-forgotten:
Most of these pics have very light pencil writing on the backs.
[Oy, these captions sound so corny now!]

Warning ~ large scan images showing 6 snapshot backs each:

***AND I APOLOGIZE FOR MY IMMATURE COMMENT ON RINGO ***
I thought it was funny at the time.
Actually, he was always my fave "musical" Beatle, always.

Beatles concert we attended Aug 13, 1966 Detroit Beatles concert we attended Aug 13, 1966 Detroit Beatles concert we attended Aug 13, 1966 Detroit




In my snapshots, you may notice there were many press photographers circling the stage.
Well, I have recently acquired a bunch of press photos taken by one of those photogs, taken at that very same concert!
Thumbnails of the 66 Detroit pics from Chazz
They were generously emailed to me
by the wonderful Chazz Avery
of BeatleSource.com.
(Also see the banner/link I made for him, below!)

If y'all ask me real nice, I just may upload them
to Photobucket and post them, too.
As it goes, I have almost exhausted my online time for today.

Chazz Avery's site
BEATLESOURCE.COM
THE SAVAGE YOUNG BEATLES

A veritable goldmine of early, mostly pre-Eppy
Beatles lore, pics, audio, etc!

RARE, RARE, RARE!

CHRISTINE IN THE 60'S!
For your amusement, I have also unearthed a vintage photo
of myself, at approximately 18-19 years of age (1968/69-ish).
My, don't we look solemn!
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Comments:
[User Picture]From: im_a_mocker
2007-09-17 07:54 pm (UTC)
Oh my gosh you are so lucky. You were like a teenager of the era that I wish I was. and you got to see the boys together in person and experience the mania! *is so jealous*
Neat photos! I liked the captions as well
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[User Picture]From: orangeismyday
2007-12-19 07:49 pm (UTC)
wooowww, awesome pictures. and hello there new friend. :)
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From: (Anonymous)
2013-09-08 08:20 pm (UTC)
Hi - Were you at the first concert that day or the second? I was at the 2:00 show. Have you ever uploaded the press photos? I would love to see them!
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[User Picture]From: eppylover
2013-09-09 06:44 am (UTC)
See http://eppylover.livejournal.com/207164.html — also posted in 2006, in the month following the above post. It has the full-size press uploads. Indeed.

Unfortunately for many of my ancient LJ posts, my image server of choice, Photobucket, "improved" (cough,cough) their site a couple of years ago, and a lot of things don't work exactly as they did for my readers. So keep that in mind if things seem to go wonky on my posts now and then.

Yeah, it was the afternoon performance for us also, not the evening one. I've got the actual ticket stub somewhere in the depths of apartment history archive dump here. ;-P

These days I'm wasting spending most of my time at
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and
https://www.facebook.com/eppylover
— and also co-admin the page
https://www.facebook.com/Induct.BrianEpstein.
(Believe it or not, the rock hall of fame in Cleveland never felt he was important enough or accomplished enough to give him a spot in their precious museum. Wankers.)

If you're on Twitter or Facebook, give me a shout. Cheers!

Edited at 2013-09-09 06:47 am (UTC)
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