Wednesday, April 02, 2014
The Beatles: I Want To Hold Your Hand
Back in those days, every single building in Newcastle was black because of the coal dust and pollution, and all the railings were mere stumps; they had been shorn in the second world war supposedly to melt down for building planes and ships (I heard later that that's was a Big Fib designed to boost morale).
This was the first ever record that I possessed. My teacher at primary school hated The Beatles with a vengeance, which was all the more reason for me to love them. This was a trophy!