Hello Beatle fans!
Usually, on New Year's Eve, I take a look back on things from the past year and comment on them. I am not really in the mood to do that this year. There really isn't a whole lot to comment on for 2020. There were a few good things Beatles wise that went on: the Yellow Submarine sing-a-long, 2 Beatlefest (virtually), the Meet the Beatles in India film, Ringo's virtual birthday party, several great solo Beatles box sets (Flaming Pie, Gimmie Some Truth, Plastic Ono Band), an amazing new song from Ringo and a new album from Paul. It still isn't a great list, but it is better than nothing.
I am looking forward to 2021. I hope that things are able to open up again and we are back to getting together to see one another. I miss spending time with my fellow Beatle fans more than anything else. We know that 2021 is going to bring us the new Get Back film and I know all of us are super excited about that! I hear that we are also going to get Let it Be (the film) on DVD/Bluray. I won't believe it until I have it in my hand though because we've been tricked way too many times before. As of right now, Ringo is still scheduled to tour in the summer of 2021. I was supposed to go to Liverpool/London/Paris in 2020 and so I have a postponed trip waiting for me that I hope to still be able to do. Things are still really up in the air, but if nothing else -- 2021 has a little more hope in it than there was in 2020.
Lastly, I want to thank each of you for visiting this site. I know that it helped me during the pandemic to keep up with my schedule and keep finding new and rare stories and photos to share with all of you. The Beatles' music and their pictures and stories have always helped me in hard times and I know that I needed that during 2020 more than ever. I hoped that the things I posted here this past year brought you a little bit of happiness as well. I hope you had that little spark of joy that you feel when you see a photo of The Beatles you have never seen before or read a new little tidbit of information you didn't know. I know that I cannot do much from my little house in southern Illinois to help the world, but keeping this site going is one small thing that I CAN do.
Anyroad -- have a wonderful weekend and New Year's Eve. And let's all look forward to 2021.
Peace and Love
Sara S. (Starshyne)