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Author John Corby also writes as "Bulldogge" for the British Canadian newspaper.

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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Please please me

I remember it like it was yesterday. A group of four young British lads with guitars were making their first appearance in North America. They were guests on the Ed Sullivan TV show.

Yes indeed, I remember it like yesterday - when all my troubles seemed so far away. Or maybe it was the day before. No, I tell a lie; it was last weekend.

As my wife and I stepped out of the car I looked her in the eyes and said: "I want to hold your hand". "Help!" she replied at my unusually friendly behaviour. I reached for my wallet. I know that money can't buy me love, but it was good for a cup of coffee before the show started.

A Day in the Life
"Tomorrow is Father's Day" I said. "What did you get me?" "All you need is love" she replied. "But I've been working eight days a week at the store!" I complained. "And it's been a really hard day's night!". My wife looked straight at me and said, reassuringly, "yes, you've been working hard, but it will soon ... come together".

Getting Better
"With a little help from my friends" I said, "otherwise all this work will make me old before my time. Will you still love me when I'm sixty-four?"

Long and Winding Road
"Let it be!" she snapped and we walked all the way across the huge parking lot, in through the doors of the casino to the entertainment centre. Inside we met Ed Sullivan who introduced the four young British gentlemen with guitars.

Actually, they were really four young American gentlemen but they had learned to speak with quite authentic Liverpudlian accents. And they played all our favourite Beatles songs. If you ever get a chance to go see them, don't hesitate. They put on a great show. They are called "The Fab Four".

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