Sunday, July 10, 2016

Happiness is ... MTBFR contest!

Hello Beatle people!

I hope you all are having a great summer and staying cool---or if you are on the other side a great winter and staying warm!

Here in Southern Illinois it is currently thunder-storming and has been very, very HOT.  

I hope you all enjoyed the special photos and articles about the Beatles in Germany, Japan and Manila.    I had worked several years gathering all of the information and I was excited to share it with all of you.       Next up with be information about the 1966 North American tour.     If YOU were at one of the concerts on that tour and have a memory to share, now is the time to send it in!    Remember--if you were there---your story needs to be heard!

I also wanted to let all of you know that I now have a website open for the sale of my book "Happiness is Seeing the Beatles:  Beatlemania in St. Louis."    The site is .
I set it up to make it easier to order the book directly from me.  

Also part of the new web site is a page I have set up to sell copies of photographs that I have purchased the copyright to.    It isn't a whole lot, but it is a start!    If you are interested in a photo and it says "not in stock" just let me know that you want it.    The ones that are labeled as "in stock" are the ones I have copies of on hand.  But if there is one "out of stock" that you want, it is no problem for me to get copies made.     Don't be afraid to ask.    Here is the link for photo sales:!photos-for-sale/ndjv1

I will be at the Paul McCartney concert on August 13 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, the Fest for Beatle Fans in Chicago on August 14, Beatles Prairietown in Prairietown, IL on September 11  and Beatles at the Ridge in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas on September 16-17.      If you are at any of these great events and see me---PLEASE come up and let me know!!!   I always love talking to readers of the blog.

Now---time for the Summer contest!
There will be two winners of the summer contest and both winners will win:

1 copy of the book Happiness is Seeing the Beatles:  Beatlemania in St. Louis signed by the author (hehe me!)
2 8 x 10 photographs of the Beatles performing in St. Louis
2 postcards from the Beatles fan club (Paul & Linda / Maureen and Ringo)
2 Beatles  Hot Wheels cars
1 $10 Amazon gift card

To enter this contest, all you have to do is answer this question:

What is one song the Beatles performed live in 1966?

Send your answers to

I will keep track of who enters the contest and  on July 31, 2016 will pick two winners according to random internet number generator.

Here is the fine print

  • Only one entry per person
  • Anyone anywhere can enter this contest
  • All entries are due by 5:00pm Central Standard time on July 31, 2016
  • Winners will be announced on this blog and on Facebook on July 31.   If you are a winner, you have 48 hours to email me your address.  If I do not hear from you within 48 hours, you forfeit your prize.
Good luck!!


  1. In 1966 during their world tour the Beatles performed live many songs. Are we to name any one of them?

    1. Yep.... Any song. I have learned that if I ask a difficult question, no one enters the contest. Really you don't have to do anything but say that you want in the contest.

    2. I got you on the list! :) Good luck!

  2. And German guy that is annoying, I am not posting your comment because you give out the name of almost all the songs they sang live. But you left out one..the last song they ever sang in concert in1966.

    1. almost?? she played only 11 songs

    2. Who is "she?" Me??? I didn't play any songs with the Beatles. You didn't mention Long Tall Sally. The last song they played for a paying audience. You listed I'm Down--the last song they performed during the tour in Germany, Tokyo and Manila. And you think I don't know anything about the Beatles????

  3. "German guy that is annoying" LOL. That's funny.

    1. Well--he is! You'd think he would get a clue when I said "If I could ban people from this blog, I would ban you. Please stay on your own blog and away from this one."

  4. I can retouch any photos from the 1966 US tour if any are sent to you and you need assistance.
    Jason Torres