Recommended Reading

I rarely read fiction when I’m working on my own. I probably should but just can’t seem to do it, I find it distracting. Recently I have been catching up on my novel list and decided to start with the blogs I follow. Some of the authors have written their own novels and I’ve been meaning to check them out for a while now. In the last few weeks I have read works by Tom Rogneby, Robert McDonald and Peter Grant. I also read some wonderful non-fiction by L.B. Johnson. I enjoyed all of these books and encourage you to give them a look too. I don’t think you will be disappointed.

American History in Photos

“By Jacqueline Andre

Although the ‘germ’ that causes it is more than 1,000 miles away, a disease known as ‘Beatlemania’ showed a marked upsurge in Minneapolis Monday. And it looked as though both medical science and parents would be hard pressed to stamp out the malady.

Teen-age boys are growing their hair out and combing it down to their noses. Those in a hurry are donning ‘Beatle’ wigs. Teen-age girls are hiding their eyes with ‘Beatle’ bangs. And they’re all talking about a homely guy called ‘Ringo.’

The reasons for the sudden epidemic of ‘Beatlemania’ are four singers who grew up in the slums of Liverpool, England – George Harrison, John Lennon, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr.

Youthful interest in the rock ‘n’ roll group began several months ago, surged when they arrived in the United States last week and broke the top out of the thermometer Sunday night when the group appeared on the Ed Sullivan television show.

Shown – John Kroth, 12, of Garfield AV., wore ‘Beatle’ wig. – FEB 11 1964”