Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Bring back the Beatles

Here is a fun bumper sticker from my collection.   Being a bicentennial baby, I have always been drawn to things from 1976, and so I just had to have this bumper sticker in my Beatles collection.     Looking back, I guess most of us agree that it is a good thing that the Beatles didn't get back together in 1976, but man it sure would have been exciting!


  1. Awww, you're a bicentennial baby!

    I remember it well!

    First off, as a Beatles fan, Wings was all over the radio, "Let 'Em In" and "Silly Love Songs". I remember "Jet" still getting lots of airplay too, Wings just in general was very big.

    Non-Beatle songs that take me RIGHT back to the bicentennial: "More Than A Feeling" by Boston, and "Baby I Love Your Way", "Show Me The Way" and "Do You Feel Like We Do" from Frampton Comes Alive. That's what was coming out of radios as the big kids worked on their cars in their driveways!

    And, like every year, the Beatles were completely ubiquotous. The "Rock and Roll Music" compilation came out with great fanfare. ("Beatles Love Songs", "Live at the Hollywood Bowl" and "Live at the Star Club" would come out the following year). 33 1/3rd also came out, which I got for my birthday! And of course Wings toured America, a big deal!

    If you want to get a really accurate depiction of the bicentennial, nothing gets closer than "Dazed and Confused", a Richard Linkletter movie that takes place on the last day of school, 1976. It's like "American Graffiti" but for the 70s.

  2. Sara I still have my original "Beatles 1976 Wall Calendar" poster. The same poster was reissued as the "1979 Beatles wall calendar" poster! And Wings were everywhere. Magazines! Radio! In concert. My second concert ever was Wings at the Spectrum in Philadelphia(May 14, 1976). George was first in 1974. MarkZapp