It's Throwback Thursday... and with all the Beatles press lately I'm kinda stuck in the 60's. Here I am just a short time before those Liverpool Lad's hit our shores. But wouldn't you know the #1 Single on the Billboard Hot 100 that week was "Telstar" by The Tornados, the first British group in the rock era to go to #1 on the US charts. The #1 Single for the prior two weeks was "Big Girls Don't Cry" by The Four Seasons. Ah, to be a very young girl at that time meant everyone would be singing it to you every time you acted your age.
The last week has been filled with reminders of the big splash made by those mop-top youngsters from across the pond 50 years ago. I just couldn't pass this little Minion Rockstar figure up, he seemed perfect to commemorate the occasion.
All the fuss sure has lit a tiny little fire of Rock & Roll love, that along with my blogger friend Shirley's "Sound Track of My Life" series. I may have been too young to stay up late enough to see the famous Ed Sullivan show that brought the Beatles to America's living rooms back in 1964, but they were definitely a major piece of my formative years. Sunday's The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to the Beatles was a fun and entertaining show everyone in my household watched from beginning to end. If you missed it, there's an encore broadcast planned.
In midst of the Polar Vortex spotting flowers at the market bring thoughts of spring! Today is Ground Hog Day and Punxsutawney Phil is predicting six more weeks of winter. Another winter storm is predicted to arrive tomorrow, so this seemed to be an appropriate choice for today's post!