It Was Fifty Years Ago Today: “A Hard Day’s Night!!!”

It may not have been exactly fifty years ago today, but it’s close enough. The weekend that The Beatles first movie, “A Hard Day’s Night” showed up in my local theater, The Warren Show, it was shown as a matinee starting at 10AM–which was very unusual back then.

It didn’t matter to me, though. I can’t remember whether a children’s ticket price for it was 25, 35, or 50 cents, but I stood in that line of anxious screaming girls and got in to the first showing each day. Back then, they wouldn’t empty the theater after each movie. It pretty much ran continuously. And each day I stayed until I had to go home. (7PM or 7:30PM) The movie lasted less than 90 minutes, so I saw that movie 12 times  that weekend–a pretty good return for my entertainment dollar! And  I still hadn’t seen it enough……………………………..

Over the years, I’ve probably gone out to see this movie more than any other. Seeing it live in a packed movie house where John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr are bigger than life size (what I consider their correct size in life)  is really something  special !!!


My radio show, “Theme Attic,”  is on Wednesdays 12PM-4PM ET.

The show can be heard on WHFR 89.3 FM in the Dearborn-Detroit area of Michigan, or it can be streamed with this link:!

Here’s a link to have a look at “The Greatest Songs Ever Recorded”:! Occasionally, an “awesome song” crosses over to become a “Greatest Song!”

Even though I always emphasize new music and artists, it’s always fun to take a short drive through the legendary artists, since they influenced those other artists!

But a song doesn’t have to be old or done by a legendary Theme Attic Hall of Fame member to be thus honored.

I can think of several songs that are only a few years old or less that I could identify as One of the Greatest Songs Ever Recorded.

I have a feature to recognize a slice of good music: The Most Awesomest Song of the Day! 

Here’s a link to the complete list:

I have plenty of other musical areas to explore:

Here’s a link for my weekly list of Fave Songs:!

Here’s a link for my weekly Fave Album lists:

My somewhat unusual Hall of Fame can be explored here:!

Lastly, but most importantly, is my Philby Awards link! A Philby is my annual award for outstanding musical achievement!!

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