Sunday, September 14, 2014

Throwing tomatoes

When the Beatles arrived in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on September 14, 1964 they were welcomed by flying produce....again.    This wasn't the first time tomatoes and the like were thrown at them (see the tour of downunder earlier in the summer).      A reporter asked Ringo about this as he stepped off the plane:

“What’s that stuff they were throwing?” Al  McDowell asked.
“Looked like a tomato, to me,” Ringo responded, pronouncing it toe-mah-toe in his thick Liverpool accent. “It’s always the same, you got a couple of lunatics in a couple of thousand … .”

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