I have to say that I am extremely proud of this blog this year. There have been many great articles and stories and photos shared in 2014. So I went through the blog from this past year and in total end of the year fashion, I am counting down the top 12 posts (according to hits on blogger) from the past year. In case you missed them the first go-round just click on the title.
12. Ed Rudy's Story of the First American Tour -- part 1
First appeared: February 5, 2014
This is the first of a five part series written by Ed Rudy about everything that happened when the Beatles first arrived in America in 1964. I asked Ed himself if it would be alright for me to reproduce his stories and he gave me his okay, which was really awesome.
11. Ringo Starr and the All Starr Band-- Sara's VIP concert review
First appeared: July 6, 2014
In July of 2014 I traveled down south to see Ringo Starr and the All Starr Band perform in Tunica, Mississippi. I purchased the VIP package for the concert and this review that I wrote when I returned is all about what happened at the show. Always nice to see something I wrote making a list like this.
10. Simply George
First Appeared: April 1, 2014
It wasn't an April fools joke when I posted this beautiful photo of George Harrison! A lot of conversation about this photo and it deserves it. It remains one of the best fan taken photos of George that I have ever seen.
9. Traveling with the Beatles
First Appeared: September 10, 2014
If I were asked what my favorite story that I posted on this blog in 2014 happened to be, I would say without a thought, "the one about Ruby Hickman." It almost saddens me that this is only at number 9 and only 541 people have looked at it. I think every single Beatle fan should read Ruby's amazing story of traveling with the Beatles during the 1964 American tour. Yes, it is a very long story, but you will be so glad that you have read it!
8. Ready Steady Go!
First Appeared March 23, 2014
This is a fun post about the Beatles appearance on the program, Ready Steady Go in March of 1964. There was a contest for the best Beatles artwork and you find out in this article who the winner is and what he chose as his prize!
7. Beatles and the Girls
First appeared: July 1, 2014
Nothing quite as exciting as the Beatles and sex! And that is the topic of this post. I did some research about a lady named Jenny Kee who was with John in Australia in 1964. It was a very interesting story and one that I wasn't too familiar with.
Tune in tomorrow for numbers 6-1!