This week has always been a big week for Beatles fans – June 18th is Paul McCartney’s birthday! This coming Wednesday, Paul will be 72!! Except for a snag in his current touring schedule, his “Out There” tour, he seems to be doing fine and will be back on tour in July. Having picked up some kind of viral infection in Asia, his concert dates for June have been postponed to October.
According to an article by Steve Knopper in “Rolling Stone” on June 12, 2014, Paul said he’s ’taking his docs’ advice to take it easy for just a few more days’ adding ’I’m sorry, but it’s going to be a few more weeks before we get rocking in America again.’ Great news all around!! Doing great and looking good, Paul!!!
Also, fifty years ago this coming Thursday, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 passed in the Senate. (It was signed into law by President Lyndon Baines Johnson on July 2, 1964.) During the summer of 1964, baby boomers were coming of age and so was the US society, in general. We were experiencing major shifts and attitude changes regarding equal rights – it’s amazing to think that just 50 years ago, equality between the races was not taken for granted as it may be generally in our society these days.
Change was rapid during the 1960s – it seemed as if the ground was moving under us. Changes in music, dress, and politics were happening almost on a daily basis. It is something that I believe most people who lived during that time took for granted just as, at present, we take technological changes (well, most of us) for granted. Now, technology is the game changer in society. In 1964, change was mostly propelled by people.
On a lighter note, Summer (for real) begins this Saturday at 6:51. It’s the official “kick off” of this blog, the official start of our journey on the ROAD TO SHEA STADIUM.