Hello Beatle people!
When I was a kid, my sister Carol passed by my bedroom door and said, "Beatles, Beatles, Beatles, all you ever play is The Beatles." Yes, I've been a Beatles addict for as long as I can remember. Like many people, it all started in February 1964 when I saw them on the Ed Sullivan Show. I was only 6 years old, but was old enough to recognize good music. And it wasn't just the music. There was something special about these four lads from across the pond. They had these unique and special personalities. So, I jumped aboard The Beatles train and never looked back.
In 1970, I was very bummed out to hear that The Beatles were breaking up, but as John, Paul George and Ringo started releasing lots of solo material, I was able to continue my love for Beatles music.
Over the years, I've collected a boatload of Beatles memorabilia, including ALL of the music of course. Today, my collection consists of over 7000 tracks from the boys as Beatles and solo artists. My wife Lori kids me that the songs are all the same, but you and I know better than that. I've had the opportunity to see Paul and Ringo in concert many times in the first row. In 2005, Paul came back out after the encore to sign the Hard Day's Night album cover I was holding up during the show. And in 2010, I got the chance to ask Paul a question during the pre-show sound check. Exciting stuff!!!
Every Sunday morning, I really enjoy sharing all of this great music with Beatle people everywhere. I am proud to say that you'll hear lots of Beatle music you've never heard before, in addition to the great songs that made them so famous, as well as the stories behind the songs.
All my best,
Rich Vacca (Richie V)