Sunday, March 9, 2014

MTBFR update March 2014 / New contest

What Goes on?   MTBFR update for March 2014

Greetings  Beatle fans everywhere!    A special welcome to our new friends who have joined us after hearing me on the "John Lennon hour" tonight.   Welcome aboard.   Have a great time exploring the archives and feel free to email me if you have any stories of your own to share.   I hope you find this blog to be different than other Beatles sights out there.

Today is the 5th anniversary of the blog.   Can you believe that?   Well I sure can't!   Five years ago tonight I started to post candid photos of the Beatles taken by fans.  I have gone over why and how I started the blog a zillion times by now, so I won't get into it again.   I just want to thank all of you who have supported me over the years.   I especially want to thank Lizzie, Exclamation Mike,  Mister Kite, and Bruno for the extra support they have given me.   

There has been a lot of ups and downs on this blog over the past 5 years.   I have seen drama over photo scans  and two threats of law suits and you all have been there by my side through it all.  I have also seen friends get reconnected, family members find photos of deceased loved ones that they thought were gone forever, a plea to help find a photo of a loved one that was found and so many more amazing and wonderful stories.   Beatles photos are meant to  be shared.   I started all of this 5 years ago with that manta and I still have it today.  Thank you to everyone who has ever emailed me a photo or a story of meeting the Beatles to share with the world.   We all appreciate your willingness to allow us into your lives and share in your good fortune.   

I have said for years that Beatle fans are some of the best people in the world.   And while we might unfortunately find that rare black sheep of the fandom, I still believe that is true.   The kindness that so many of you have spread to me over the past five years is amazing.   Thanks to each of you.

One of the big things I did in honor of my 5th year online, I bought the websight ""  What does that mean?    Well it means that you no longer have to put the "blogspot" into the address to get to this blog.   It will make it much easier for me to tell people to go to the blog.  However, you do not have to change your links or anything.   The old address and this new one will both show the exact same thing.  Cool huh?

The last thing is that I am holding a new contest for the 5th anniversary.   It isn't a big deal contest.  It is Sara's leftovers.    Just doubles and extras of things I found in my collection.   To enter this contest you need to send an email to  and tell me how long you have been visiting MTBFR and what is your favorite thing about this sight.   Next chose which prize pack you would like to win.  Number 1, number 2 or number 3

Here are your choices

Prize pack #1   photos
10 photographs that are mostly reprints.   Most of these photos are 4 x 6 of George Harrison.  There is 1 8 x11 of Yoko and the band from 1980.

Prize Pack #2  Magazines
The Write Thing (Aug/Sept 1977), Parade magazine (Feb 9, 2014), McCartney Observer (1990), Beatlefan (July-August 1994), Strawberry Fields Forever (#52), Strawberry Fields Forever (#51), Beatlefan (Paul McCartney 1990 World tour special---tons of photos)

Prize Pack #3  Books
Solo in the 70's by Robert Rodriguez, Mojo 1000 Days that shook the world (1965-1967), $10 Amazon gift card (to buy your own Beatles book)

The fine print:   Only one entry per person.    Please have your entries into my by email by 5:00p.m (central time) on March 31, 2014.  On that day I will pick 3 winners from each prize pack using a random number generator online.  This contest is open to everyone everywhere.

Peace and Love,
Sara (aka Starshyne)

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