Dallas, GA Horseback Riding Trails & Trail Maps
In early September 2021, I rode parts of the trail. On the first day, I rode from the Tara/Drummond Trailhead westward to the trail’s intersection with Bethlehem Road and returned to the that same trailhead. Two days later, I rode from the trail’s intersection with Bethlehem Road to Cedartown and returned to the Bethlehem Road intersection. The trailhead was well executed with ample parking and flush toilets. Other trailheads to the west offered less parking and portajohns. The concrete surface was not anywhere near as smooth as relatively new asphalt. I felt a constant jiggling through my bike which got to be annoying after a while going about 12 to 15 mph. Numerous areas of tree debris and leaves covered parts of the trail. Fortunately, it was a dry day, so the debris didn’t contribute to any slipperiness. The route through Rockmart was not very well signed, necessitating a couple of u-turns. The surface through Rockmart had me thinking,”Why am I still on the trail when the adjacent city street looks to have a better surface?” West of Rockmart, the trail experience is less enjoyable as the surface is more uneven than east of town and openly parallels U.S.278. I returned to Rockmart heading east on U.S.278, a 4-lane 65 mph divided highway, which was a much better ride. The light to moderate traffic tolerated my presence as all of the drivers gave me the right lane with nary a honk. I always ride in bright-colored clothing, a red flashing rear light and a rear view mirror to make sure approaching traffic sees me. On the second day, traversing the trail westward to Cedartown from Bethlehem Road, the trail is even less enjoyable with the stench of adjacent landfill hanging in the air coupled with challenging hills into Cedartown. The adjacent nearly level railroad right-of-way drove home the point that this was not a rails-to-trails portion of the trail. The Cedartown depot was a nice stop with friendly staff. Again, I chose to return to my starting point to the east on U.S.278. The trail is an asset for the area, but in the areas I experienced, it is needs some TLC. If you’re in the area, it would be worth checking out. I can’t recommend traveling specifically to ride on the trail as I did. There are much better places to ride than between Rockmart and Cedartown on the Silver Comet Trail.
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92 Williams Spur Road
Taylorsville, GA 30178
Trail Rides, birthday parties, sales, summer day camps, & more! Brooke Farms is a privately owned and operated 15 acre horse farm in Taylorsville, GA. Every summer, we provide a week of equine oriented learning that is safe and fun for kids and affordable for mom and dad! Dates and times for camps will be available closer to camp season.
Farm #: 678-721-1353 / Sheri Bigbee
Dry Creek StablesTaylorsville, GA 30178
Offering horseback riding lessons for all ages; English and western. Learn how to safely be around horses and enjoy riding. Summer camps available. Also offering therapeutic horseback riding lessons. Check out our website for more details.
www.drycreekstables.com/KB Horse CampM&R Ranch – Performance Horses of Georgia
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343 Old Mill Creek Road
Ellabell, GA 31308
M&R Ranch is a family owned business operated by Maria Pruden, who has 40 years of experience with horses. Providing a comprehensive riding program, offering group and private lesson options including English and Western riding as well as other fun activities, birthday parties, and day camp.
www.performancehorsesofgeorgia.com/Mighty Fine EquineSocial Circle, GA 30025
Wonderful horse farm minutes from I-20 offers boarding, training, lessons, trail rides, and Saturday & summer camps. We have miles of great wooded trails, lighted arena, 8 stall barn, hot/cold wash rack, tack room, A/C lounge, jumps, and barrels.
Peavine Creek FarmP.O. Box 5631
Fort Oglethorpe, GA 30742
Peavine Creek Saddlebred Horse Farm in Ringgold, Georgia (just outside Chattanooga, Tennessee). Check out our horseback riding program!
www.saddlebred-horses.com/Twelve Oaks Stables & Riding Academy2531 Doc Hughes Road
Buford, GA 30519
We are a 27 stall full board facility. We offer daily turnout, premium hay, and feed. 2 indoor washdowns, 2 prep areas, and several private lockers for your storage. We have a large, lighted indoor riding arena. Never miss a day of riding due to weather again. We have 1 outdoor hunter arena and several pastures. We offer trailer storage with board. Horses for sale. Lessons are $45 (as of Oct 2008). *New: Pony Parties with Petting Zoo*
www.12oaksstables.com/Barnyard Mobile Petting Farm and Pony Parties411 Georgia Rd
Edgefield, SC 29824
Barnyard Mobile Petting Farm and Pony Parties brings the fun of the farm to your backyard! We provide petting zoos and pony rides for birthdays, school festivals, church carnivals, or any event where a few of our furry friends would add some fun.
www.barnyardfarm.com/High Country Stables5508 Dallas Acworth Highway
Dallas, GA 30132
The place to horse around in the Kennesaw, Acworth, Dallas, and northwest Atlanta, Georgia, area.
www.highcountrystables.com/Taramia Riding School6715 Pirkle Dr
Cumming, GA 30028
Taramia specializes in beginner riding lessons on quality school horses and ponies. We also offer pony parties.
Georgia Wins Battle of the Bulldogs, 16-3
BISHOP, Ga. — The No. 2 University of Georgia equestrian team defeated No. 7 Fresno State, 16-3, on a sunny Friday afternoon at the UGA Equestrian Complex.
Georgia riders took home three Most Outstanding Player honors. Sophomores Emma Reichow (Fences) and Sophia Pilla (Flat), as well as junior Caitlin Lyons (Reining) all earned the first MOP honors of their careers in Georgia’s win.
“We enjoyed a great day out here with our Bulldogs,” head coach Meghan Boenig said. “What a fun day to go out and compete. I’m really proud of how very few points we allowed today. There is so much to be proud of in these rides. We’ve got some more notches to be able to serve, we’re really going to work the rest of the week as we’re traveling to two really great competitors. This helps build confidence, this feels like we’re capable because of these great scores and I think we’re going to take today and multiply it.”
Georgia (1-1, 0-1 SEC) jumped to a 4-1 lead in Fences. Leading off for the Bulldogs, junior Rachel McMullen scored an 88 to put UGA on the board early. Sophomore Isabelle Song and fifth-year senior Hayley Mairano followed, adding two more point for the Bulldogs with scores of 81 and 84, respectively. Sophomore Emma Reichow finished the event by matching her career-high score of 89 and earning her first MOP honor.
The Bulldogs added three points in Horsemanship. Seniors Kendall Gill and Sara Lewis claimed the first two points of the event after both riders scored a 76. Fresno State claimed the next point, before junior Gracie Himes beat her opponent by two points with a score of 74.5. Senior Taylor Burgess pushed her point with FSU’s Alex Krebs with a tie score of 72.5.
Georgia held a 7-2 lead after two events.
Georgia swept all five points in Flat. Sophomore Jordan Toering led off with a score of 73.5 and junior Ceci Bresch was next with a score of 76. Mairano rode to an 81 on Franklin. Sophomore Nora Andrews defeated her opponent by a ten-point margin with a score of 73. In the anchor position, sophomore Sophia Pilla rode to the event-high score of 85 and collected MOP honors.
Competition concluded in Reining with Georgia winning four more points. Sophomore Sophie Lucas edged her opponent, 69-68, before Fresno State claimed the next point. The final three points of the day went to UGA with senior Lindsay Guynn riding to a 68 over her opponent’s 65.5. Senior Courtney Blumer and junior Caitlin Lyons both rode to scores of 70 to win their points for the Bulldogs. Lyons earned her first MOP honor for her ride.
The Bulldogs are on the road next week for a pair of top-five matchups in Texas. Georgia will first face No. 5 Texas A&M on Friday, October 29 at 10 a.m. ET in College Station before heading to Dallas for a meet against No. 3 SMU on Saturday, October 30 at 11 a.m. ET.
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8 Best Texas Parks to Visit for Fall Foliage in 2021 (with Photos) – Trips To Discover
8 Best Texas Parks to Visit for Fall Foliage in 2021 (with Photos) – Trips To Discover
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Texas isn’t known for its fall season. With a long summer season that seems to immediately turn to winter, autumn only seems to last a few weeks out of the year in the Lone Star State. Although Texas’ autumn is short, there are still a few great parks to visit during fall to embrace the cooler weather and admire incredible fall colors from the changing leaves. Plan your next fall getaway at these top Texas parks that offer up great views of fall foliage, and consider staying in a cabin to get the full fall experience.
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Lost Maples State Natural Area, Vanderpool
Lost Maples State Natural Area
Lost Maples State Natural Area, Vanderpool
Lost Maples State Natural Area is the most popular state park in Texas to visit during the fall months. The changing maples leaves, which turn red, orange and yellow, are what draw the crowds to this state park during autumn. The Uvalde bigtooth maples don’t start changing color until late October or early November, so plan a trip during that time to catch peak foliage colors. The East Trail is where most of the park’s maple trees are, so choose to take a hike on this trail to view the best of Lost Maples State Natural Area’s changing fall foliage.
Daingerfield State Park, Daingerfield
Daingerfield State Park
Daingerfield State Park, Daingerfield
The oak, sweetgum and cypress trees found at Daingerfield State Park turn yellow, red and orange during the autumn season. Fall foliage can found on a scenic drive within the park or simply taking a hike on the many miles of trails here. Daingerfield State Park is home to Little Pine Lake, which offers up great views of fall foliage from the trees that line the lake’s banks. For some true solace, take a kayak out on the lake to view fall colors reflected on the lake’s surface.
Garner State Park, Concan
Garner State Park
Garner State Park, Concan
Garner State Park draws loads of people every year due to its beautiful scenery. This popular Texas state park is a great spot to visit during fall when the trees start to change and the forest comes alive with color. The mesquite, persimmon, oak and cypress trees are the ones to look for during fall since they change from green to beautiful colors of yellow, red and orange. The scenic overlook along the Frio River is a popular spot to view stunning fall foliage in Garner State Park.
Tyler State Park, Tyler
Tyler State Park
Tyler State Park, Tyler
One of the best things to do in Tyler, Tyler State Park is a fall oasis when the maples, sweetgums, dogwoods and oaks change during autumn. For the best views of fall foliage, take a hike or choose to explore the 64-acre lake by canoe or kayak. Treks on the Lakeshore Trail or the Whispering Pines Trail are two options to view the best fall foliage that Tyler State Park has to offer. Head to Tyler State Park during late November or early December to catch peak fall foliage here.
Lake Bob Sandlin State Park, Pittsburg
Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Lake Bob Sandlin State Park, Pittsburg
Lake Bob Sandlin State Park is another East Texas park that will guarantee great views of changing fall foliage. Here, sweetgum, elm, hickory and maple trees bring color to the forests and the shores along Lake Bob Sandlin. Lake Bob Sandlin State Park has both great hiking and mountain biking trail options that are sure to boast views of fall leaves. However, the lake here is the focal point of the park, so fishermen should enjoy the colorful views along the banks while fishing for bass and catfish.
Guadalupe River State Park, Spring Branch
Fall at Guadalupe River State Park
Guadalupe River State Park, Spring Branch
Even the journey to Guadalupe River State Park will reward you with great views of fall foliage. Once inside the park, however, explore the area through the 13 miles of hiking and biking trails. When it comes to the changing leaves, it shouldn’t be hard to pinpoint the yellow cottonwoods, bright red sumacs, and orange sycamore and cypress trees. Barred Owl Trail is an easy and short hiking trail that leads to a scenic overlook. Take this trail to view the Guadalupe River and the colorful trees that line its bank.
Palo Duro Canyon State Park, Canyon
Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Palo Duro Canyon State Park, Canyon
Home to Palo Duro Canyon, known as the “Grand Canyon of Texas”, Palo Duro Canyon State Park is a must-visit no matter what time of year. However, the cooler temperatures and the changing leaves during autumn make a visit to this Panhandle park more enjoyable. The cottonwood trees are what you should look for here since they turn a brilliant yellow in fall. Experience the area by a scenic drive, a horseback ride or through mountain biking or hiking.
Guadalupe Mountains National Park
Guadalupe Mountains National Park
Guadalupe Mountains National Park
Guadalupe Mountains National Park is one of two national parks in the state. This area boasts incredible hiking trails with stunning mountain views and is home to the state’s highest peak. During the autumn season, McKittrick Canyon Trail is the hiking trail to take to catch impressive views of fall foliage. Maple, oak and ash trees along the McKittrick Canyon Trail create a dazzling fall scene during late October and early November.
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90,000 “Winter Classic” will help develop hockey in Dallas
The New Jersey Devils striker grew up 30 kilometers from Dallas. He fell in love with hockey when he was two, and his grandmother took him to the Stars, which moved to Texas from Minnesota in 1993. But it’s one thing to watch hockey from the stands, and quite another to do it. The nearest ice rink, where you could play hockey yourself, was 45 minutes’ drive from Coleman’s house. This is if there are no traffic jams. And with traffic jams it took an hour and a half.
“Then he went to school during the day,” says Coleman’s mother Sandra. “When he started playing hockey, he had to get up at six in the morning on weekdays. him for training. Then I had to slow down. I told him that it is hard to get up so early every weekday. Let’s go there three times a week. ”
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Hockey is much better in Dallas now.In the region of Dallas, Fort Worth and Arlington there are more than 4,000 registered children playing this sport and more than ten ice rinks. This is data from the United States Ice Hockey Federation. This week in Texas, all eyes will be on the Cotton Bowl, which will host the 2020 NHL Winter Classic Bridgestone match between the Dallas Stars and the Nashville Predators on January 1 (22:00 GMT).
The Stars have other information as to how many children play hockey in the region – 4,500.In the 2012-13 season, their number was two times less – 2,500. If we count children between the ages of eight and ten, their number increased from 861 to 1,600. School hockey is growing in popularity. In 1997, a high school hockey league was established in Dallas. It includes four teams. Now it has 53 clubs, divided into four divisions.
There are eight Dallas Stars ice rinks in the region. The last one opened in August 2018. There are three other ice arenas that are not affiliated with the Stars.
“It shows how much the club is doing for the people of the region, how many people love and practice the sport here,” says Coleman, the Devils’ 2011 draft pick in the third round at 75th. Now hockey players from Texas are drafted almost every year, they play for varsity teams, they can be found in youth hockey. When I come home, I train with guys who are more talented than me. And they are only 17 years old. This is great. Look at the pace of development. there is hockey. “
Stars CEO Jim Lights also draws attention to the increased interest in hockey.
“We moved here from Minnesota in 1993. Then there were only 150 hockey players of all ages registered here. Including adults,” he says. “And only one ice rink. Now 4500 children play hockey here. 100,000 children come to the sessions mass skating in Dallas for a year. Nothing like it happened here. And now it’s everywhere. Hockey has taken root here. ”
The first surge of interest in hockey in Dallas and the surrounding cities was recorded in 1999, when the Stars won the Stanley Cup, and the following year reached the final again, where they lost to the Devils in six games.Then came the guys who now play in the NHL, including Columbus Blue Jackets defender Seth Jones and his younger brother Caleb, playing for the Edmonton Oilers, as well as San Jose Sharks forward Stefan Noussen. Seth Jones started hockey in Denver, where his father played in the NBA. He moved to Dallas at the age of ten and played hockey there for four years.
“I always go to the skating rink in the summer and see the kids all the time. I was in their place myself,” says Seth Jones, drafted number four by the Nashville Predators in 2012.- Now there are many more summer camps where you can go to learn how to play hockey. I think that the “Winter Classic” will give a new impetus to the development of hockey in this region, as well as in Nashville. It has its own successful development program. I played in Nashville five years ago, and since then, a lot has changed for the better in the city in children’s hockey. So this match will benefit two-city hockey. ”
Caleb, selected in the fourth-round pick (117th pick) of 2015, played for Dallas for the junior and junior teams.
“A lot began to change and develop when the Stars took the Cup in 1999. Youth hockey became more popular, more children started playing hockey. And the Stars supported this trend in every possible way,” says Caleb Jones. youth hockey, in the US national team there are pupils of local hockey. There are guys in the NHL – my brother, Blake Coleman. It pleases. Looking at us, other children can become interested in hockey. There are many opportunities to show children how they are can get into the NHL.They need to know that this is possible. ”
The second surge in hockey interest in Dallas came after Tom Gagliardi became the owner of the Stars, in November 2011. By then, most of the ice rinks were already open. are part of the Stars system, but some are in dire straits.
“Tom has invested $ 15 million,” says Lights. – He bought out two skating rinks, which practically ceased to exist, repaired buildings and equipment.They became attractive again. Then he bought another ice rink and incorporated it into the Stars system. Now we are engaged in our most popular project in the city of McKinney. We have received permission from the City Council and are building a third ice there with stands for two thousand seats. “
Eric Silverman has been developing hockey in the region since 2004. In 2008 he founded the Dallas Elite Hockey Club and is the director of the Dallas Junior Hockey Association .
“Over the past eight to nine years, local efforts have created an incredible atmosphere in Dallas junior hockey.Now there are very nice young guys here every year, says Silverman. – At the moment, the Stars are among the leaders in the NHL in terms of investments in the infrastructure of local children’s and youth hockey. There are programs for beginners, for intermediate players and for those who are already good at hockey. It has a very healthy and working atmosphere in this regard. “
Junior teams from Texas are making progress at the national level. Teams of nine ages have advanced to the second division of the US Junior Championship.The 16-year-olds became the champions of this division in 2017. The Texas squad won the 2019 National High School Girls Championship.
According to Silverman, 17 hockey players from Dallas are now playing in the US student championship, another 14 have already agreed with the teams of the first division.
Some have participated in recent NHL drafts. Max Gildon of Plano was selected by the Florida Panthers in the third round of the 2017 NBA Draft pick at No. 66. The Detroit Red Wings drafted goalkeeper Ryan O’Reilly in 2018 round four (98th).Gildon is currently playing for the University of New Hampshire, and O’Reilly will defend the Arizona State team from next season.
Hockey has already become an integral part of Dallas life. Silverman believes the sport will continue to develop.
The Stars are now performing well, in 2018 the NHL Draft took place in Dallas. Now we are doing the “Winter Classic”. Every year we take a step forward, says Silverman. – New players are growing here, and we have just started working.Prospects are good news. There is a huge potential for the development of children’s hockey, many people want to play. You will see, we will grow every year. “
Contributing to this post was NHL.com Staff Writer Tim Campbell and Freelance Correspondent Craig Merz
90,000 Speech at Memorial Hall Colosseum, Dallas, TX
September 18, 1964
Ruby Hickman (airline representative): “During the flight to Dallas, Paul sat down next to me and asked if I would do him a favor.In Dallas, he wanted to do some shopping. While in the States, none of them could leave the hotel to go shopping or anything else. Of course, I agreed. Paul made a list of people he wanted to buy gifts for. The list included his girlfriend Jane Asher, her sister, mother and father, as well as his dad. He knew what he wanted to buy for Jane and her sister (perfume), cigars and pecans for his father, but he had no idea what to give her mother and father. I asked him to tell me something about them, which he did.When we finished, I went back to the salon to ask John, George and Ringo if they wanted me to buy something for them too.
“Yes, yes, yes,” my question was greeted in unison. While taking notes, I asked, “What and for whom?” “Buy gifts for me, mom, dad and my girlfriend.” There were the answers I got from George and Ringo. John’s answer differed only in that he was the only one married, so his request included “my wife.” Like Paul, I tried to get information from each of them to help me make my choices.Although each of them stared into space for a few moments, trying to find an answer, they could not say anything. “John, does your wife like lace lingerie?” I asked. When he replied, “Buy!”, His face was covered with a blush. “Ok, John, but Cynthia will like this?” I laughed. “I don’t know,” he replied, “but I like it, so buy it.” His smile widened from ear to ear. I knew that I would buy the most beautiful lace negligee that will be in the store! ”
I also learned that Brian’s 30th birthday will be our first day at the ranch, and I’ve prepared a big cake and dinner for his birthday.I asked the Beatles if they were going to buy Brian a birthday present? “Why?” They almost sang. “He has money. He can buy whatever he wants, ”said one of them. “We never bought him gifts,” someone else said. So I gave them a lecture on why gifts are given. “Okay,” they replied, probably so I could shut up. It so happened that I persuaded the Beatles to buy him his first and only present at that time. Then they started looking for money.
Since they had no opportunity to spend money other than playing poker, there was no reason to have it with them. They rummaged through all their pockets and handed me a crumpled stack of bills. I counted them and then returned the money back. All four had less than $ 400. “I will pay for it myself and include the costs in my bill,” I told them.
We landed shortly in Dallas. It was about 2 am. As always, the usual problems began. Our arrival was awaited by the already familiar crowd, together with reporters from the media.Before heading out the door, the Beatles, as they often did, took the comb that I was holding in my briefcase one by one from me and combed their hair quickly. On the steps of the gangway, they took a familiar pose for photographers, and the girl presented them with cowboy hats. ”
Dallas Moning News, September 18, 1964: Among the gifts given to the Beatles during their brief stay in Dallas were the traditional cowboy hats, which were given to them immediately upon arrival. The hats were presented by Kathleen Lingo on behalf of the Dallas Civil Opera Association.”It was done as a joke,” said Kathleen, 21, a high school student at Sarah Lawrence College.
Jörg Pipper (author of the book “Films and television chronicles of the Beatles’ arrivals” The Beatles Hosting Cowboy Hats; The floor in the car before they leave for the hotel. “
With Bess Coleman, Brian’s public relations assistant.
George: “We went to Texas and our promoter gave the police advice on problems they might face. He said, “You have to do this and that,” and the police officer, their boss, said, “This is Dallas — we’re not a miss here ourselves. Mind your own business. ” And he left only five police officers on duty, awaiting our arrival at the airport.When the landing gear touched the runway, our pilot had to turn off the engine and just roll because thousands of people were running down the runway. The pilot simply stopped our large gray carriage, and within a few minutes, when we were all inside, crowds climbed onto the wings, began banging from the outside on the windows and falling off the wings.
You know, this is, as is the case with all these people who find themselves locked in cars, and the crowd rushes in and rocks them, but on the plane! Then, finally, a truck with a very high body was brought in, and we climbed into it.The truck was driving – its body towered about three and a half meters above the ground – through this crowd to the limousines, but all these people were right behind us, around us, and we had to jump from a height of three and a half meters to get into the cars “.
Ruby Hickman (airline representative): “Then they rushed to the waiting limousines, which were surrounded by police officers on motorcycles, to escort them to the hotel. The journalists told me that the police had already practiced such a procedure, and it was planned to drive the Beatles along the internal road around the airport, away from the large crowd.However, instead, forgetting about the preliminary plans and instructions, they headed for the nearest gate, near which was a crowd of fans. Fortunately, the girls stepped aside, and the motorcade drove by without incident. ”
Sally Rail (author of A Hard Day’s Night in America): “When the group arrived in Dallas, they were taken to the Cabana Motor Hotel, which was then owned by Doris Day.”
Barry Miles (author of The Beatles Calendar): “When the group drove up to the hotel, they jumped out of the car, but it turned out that their way to the service entrance was blocked by several hundred fans.George fell to his knees, Ringo almost fell, but they coped. ”
George: “Dallas turned out to be another madness. Less than a year has passed since Kennedy’s death. Arriving there was terrible. No wonder Kennedy was killed in Dallas. I remember we stopped in a limousine outside the hotel, they brought us to the ramp to load the trucks, so when we jumped out of the car and ran, it was about two meters above the ground. ”
Barry Miles (author of The Beatles Calendar): the doors to the hotel are locked. “
Sally Rail (author of A Hard Day’s Night in America): “Five girls broke through the police cordon to get into the hotel. When they found that all the entrances to the hotel were blocked, they did the only thing that the loving Beatles fans could do. They climbed into the hotel fountain and started shouting, “We love the Beatles, oh yes, we love!”
Larry Grove (Dallas Moning News, September 19, 1964): “Five girls managed to break through the police cordon to meet the Beatles at the Cabana Hotel.When they found that all the entrances to the hotel were blocked, they took the only route available to them: they dived into the fountain in front of the hotel, shouting: “We love you Beatles, oh yeah.” It was wild. ”
Stephanie Pinter (Co-President of the Dallas Branch of the National Beatles Fan Club): “At the club I shared responsibilities with my friend and classmate Yolanda Hernandez. When I heard that the Beatles would be playing in Dallas on September 18, 1964, we decided we should meet them. “
Yolanda Hernandez (co-president of the Beatles fan club in Dallas): “It was 1964, I was 15 years old, and I and my best friend Stephanie Pinter were co-presidents of the Beatles fan club in Dallas. We were crazy about The Beatles! When we heard that the Beatles were coming to Dallas, Stephanie and I decided we would buy them presents. And we were determined to donate them personally. ”
Stephanie Pinter: “My mother suggested trying to contact Brian Epstein and arrange a meeting in Dallas.After several weeks of effort, I finally got a response from Brian. He said he’d be glad if Yolanda and I met the boys when they got to Dallas. ”
Yolanda Hernandez: “We bought four black monogrammed hats that we prayed would fit every Beatle.”
Stephanie Pinter: “A few weeks before the show we ordered four black cowboy hats from a local factory in Stetson to donate to the band.We also told the manager and advertising specialist of the Kabana Motor hotel about our plans so that there would be no complications on the day of the meeting. ”
Yolanda Hernandez: “First we went to the Cabana Hotel, where the Beatles were staying, and introduced ourselves to the management. They were extremely kind and asked us to help them manage the fans who arrive at their hotel. We agreed that we would teach them our respect for the hotel and its property, and in return they promised to help us deliver our gifts to the Beatles.
Stephanie Pinter: “The Beatles played in Kansas City on September 17, 1964, and then immediately got on their plane and flew to Dallas, where they arrived shortly after midnight.”
Yolanda Hernandez: “After a call from Carol, PR manager, at 22:30, our moms took us to the hotel, where we patiently waited for the next step.”
Stephanie Pinter: “In the hotel lobby, Yolanda and I met with a group of girls who checked into a hotel room below the Beatles suite on the ninth floor.Having risen to the room with them, we began to wait patiently until we heard how the group and their entourage arrived at the room above us. ”
Yolanda Hernandez: “About half an hour later, the guards came and told us to follow them. They asked us to put gifts in a large laundry basket with a lid. ”
Stephanie Pinter: “When it was time to go up to the Beatles floor, the three of us went there: me, Yolanda, and a girl named Marie Leggett (who was the head of a rival fan club).We took the elevator and the rest went up the stairs where they were stopped. In fact, when our elevator came to a stop on the Beatles’ floor, we were also stopped by the police. ”
Yolanda Hernandez: “Then we were taken to the freight elevator, and we went up to the floor closed to visitors.”
Stephanie Pinter: “They were about to send us down and out of the building when I saw a hotel advertiser who told the officer that we had permission to meet with the group.After that we were taken to Derek Taylor’s room, where Neil Aspinall told them to wait a bit. ”
Yolanda Hernandez: “When we entered the room, there was Derek Taylor, the Beatles press agent. We were very happy to meet him because we saw his photo in many magazines. We decided that we couldn’t get any closer to the Beatles.
After a short conversation, Derek told us that if we are as professional and calm as during this conversation, he will arrange for us to present our gifts to the Beatles ourselves.Blimey! Our hearts fluttered. ”
Stephanie Pinter: “Are you ready to meet the Beatles?” He asked, returning to the room. ”
Yolanda Hernandez: “We immediately fell silent, fearing that if we started talking, he might change his mind. I said: “Yes, of course, we will be very calm, we will not shout and try not to torment them.”
Stephanie Pinter: “We followed him to the Beatles’ suite.
Yolanda Hernandez: “With a strong heartbeat in our chest, we entered the penthouse suite and they were there.Our dreams have come true! ”
Stephanie Pinter: “Entering their room, I stumbled and fell right at the feet of my beloved handsome Paul McCartney. Confused, I stood up and held out my sweaty hand to him. “I’m Stephanie,” I said. He shook my hand and immediately wiped his hand on his pants. It upset me. ”
Yolanda Hernandez: “I will never forget Paul McCartney singing my name, saying that it is very melodic and that he can write a song with my name.”
Stephanie Pinter: “The whole room was filled with journalists and people from the Beatles environment.During our meeting, I managed to get their attention with the story of the Kennedy assassination. The topic was brought up by John Lennon, who was interested in the topic. When I told him that I was standing along the highway and looking at John F. Kennedy a few minutes before he was killed, John was delighted. Soon I was in the spotlight of all four Beatles. ”
Yolanda Hernandez: “We stayed with the Beatles and members of their entourage until two in the morning.”
Stephanie Pinter: “When the clock was 2 am, Brian Epstein told us it was time for us to leave.He asked me if I got the boys’ autographs. I admitted that I was talking to them so enthusiastically that I didn’t even think about it. Brian gave me his pen and notebook from Boars and said I could get their autographs. I walked around all four and got their autographs on one sheet of paper.
After I received the signatures of all four Beatles, I went up to Brian to thank him for this meeting. He was very kind and therefore I asked him to give my autograph as well.At first, Brian refused to sign his name because he did not want to put his autograph next to the signatures of the Beatles. I continued to insist, and he agreed. He found a spot on the lower right side of the sheet and signed along the edge, just to be sure he didn’t touch the Beatles’ autographs. ”
Stephanie Pinter: “After getting the autographs, Derek offered to take a picture with the group. He asked Ringo to get his Polaroid camera, and we began to prepare to photograph. “
Yolanda Hernandez: “Ringo Starr did what he loved to do: took pictures. And he actually photographed us. ”
Stephanie Pinter: “I wanted to stand next to Paul and walked towards him, passing George. At that moment, George pulled me to him and asked how old I was. When I said I was fifteen, George said, “Brian, we have minors in our room!” Derek took the photo with Ringo’s camera, capturing the moment forever.In the photo I have the autographs I just received in my hand. ”
Dallas Beatles Fan Club Presidents: Stephanie Pinter (far left, autographed), Yolanda Hernandez (bottom center, squatting with Ringo in the center) and Marie Leggett (between Marie Leggett and John). Stephanie and Yolanda wear matching dresses to show solidarity as co-presidents of the club.
Dallas Moning News, September 18, 1964: “Of all the thousands of fans surrounding the famous quartet, Yolanda Hernandez, the president of the Beatles fan club, and her friends know more about them than anyone else: they like our Texas accent, and George can imitate it best; Ringo is like a chipmunk and never sits still and even likes classical music; Paul sleeps in red silk pajamas; to comb their hair, they just stand and shake it like crazy, and the hair is styled as it should; they behave and look just like all ordinary people. “
Yolanda Hernandez: “John asked if we needed tickets for the concert. We thanked him and said that we already have tickets. It was a mistake. We had tickets on the balcony, and he could give us seats in the first row of the parterre. Eh! Then Derek gave us passes to the press conference. ”
Stephanie Pinter: “Then they gave us passes to the press conference, and our visit ended.”
Ruby Hickman (airline representative): “The hotels where we stayed shamelessly took advantage of our stay there.So in the menu, the usual price was crossed out with a pen, and a new one was written by hand, twice or three times the original cost. So it was with drinks, food, room service and restaurant prices. So it was with the cost of the rooms. Rooms that were previously $ 40 have grown to $ 100 or even $ 200. Regardless, all the rooms were sold out in advance, although we never talked about where we would stay. At least two times the hotels have sold rooms that had been booked in advance for our group, which could lead to all sorts of problems and even a security threat for the Beatles.
In those days, teenagers had a lot of hatred and jealousy. The Beatles had many male fans, but the girls outnumbered them. Apart from the hysterical crowds of thousands, uncontrollable, I never once felt that any of the girls wanted to harm the Beatles. Unless in Dallas, a girl managed to pull out a lock of Ringo’s hair, thereby causing him pain.
At about 3 am I checked into a hotel, rented a car, and then drove to Fort Worth to sleep for an hour and pick up my daughter Linda.A reporter from Fort Worth promised to take her home after the show as I was leaving for the ranch. ”
Jimmy Rabbit (DJ of K-L-I-F radio station): “I came to K-L-I-E radio in 1964. My real name is Eddie Payne. I also wrote a column for Screen Life magazine, which was read by millions of teenagers around the world. In a January magazine I stated that my readers and my radio listeners were tired of the Beatles! And at that time, from 20 to 30 of their songs were present in the popularity charts.“I’m not really sure about the Beatles anymore,” I wrote in my column. “What if Brian Epstein discovered a young Bob Dylan, or a group called the Rolling Stones? Where would John, Paul, George and Ringo be in 1964? They could only play the strings within the confines of a dark Liverpool pub. ” The Beatles fans were furious.
The next day, thousands of postcards and letters flooded not only the K-LI-EF studio, but also the New York, London and Hollywood offices of Screen Life magazine.Mitch Lewis and the radio station’s publicity department started an international rumor that I refused to play the Beatles tapes because it was interfering with my girlfriend’s record sales! When the Beatles arrived in Dallas for a concert, they were ready to meet me!
I showed up in their room and spent most of the night with them after they arrived in Dallas. In the morning they gave me an interview, the only one taped in Texas. It was broadcast by the Kay-El-I-Ef radio station in the evening, during the concert. “
Barry Miles (author of The Beatles Calendar): “Someone arranged for Paul to call a Methodist hospital to cheer 10-year-old Cheryl Howard, who was hit by a car, and doctors were fighting for her life. “It’s a shame you can’t be with us at the concert tonight,” he told her. ”
Larry Grove (Dallas Moning News, September 19, 1964): “Ten-year-old Sherrill Howards, hit by a car a few weeks ago and being treated in a Methodist hospital, received a call from Paul McCartney. with us tonight at the concert … “And everything was all right.”
Ruby Hickman (airline representative): “Leaving [daughter] Linda in her room, I took Neil Aspinall and Derek Taylor with me to help me with the shopping, and we went to Neumann ( approx . – “Neiman Marcus” is an American chain of luxury department stores headquartered in Dallas).
The Dallas Times Herald told its photographer to follow us around the store. Soon, some of the store’s customers stopped shopping and also followed us.When we moved from department to department, everything froze in a usually busy store. I bought perfume, fathers’ robes, lacy lingerie for Cynthia, a beaded sweater for Ringo’s girlfriend, a Baccarat glass ( approx. marks the famous French crystal) and an exquisite French phone for Brian. Then I took a variety of gifts for the boys so that they could choose what they liked, and I would return the rest to the store. We were joined by a young store employee from the public relations department who planned to return to the hotel with us and then bring additional items.For Jane Asher’s mom, I found four carved musicians with instruments. I was especially delighted with the gift I found for her father. It was the long horn of a mountain goat with silver legs and a lighter. ”
Ruby Hickman, Neil Aspinall and Derek Taylor buy gifts at the store.
Ruby Hickman (airline spokesman): “When we got back to the hotel, the crowd in front of the hotel grew to enormous size. In the hustle and bustle that always happened when someone flashed through the window, one girl was pushed into the glass of the hotel.She had terrible cuts, blood was running down her face, while the reporter took pictures until the ambulance picked her up. This photo has appeared on the front page of newspapers throughout the United States and even overseas. ”
Police are giving first aid to fifteen-year-old Pam Finogly who was cut by glass. After the Beatles arrived at the Cabana Motor Hotel in Dallas, a group of fans smashed a display window.Four people were injured by shrapnel, three had to be hospitalized.
Ruby Hickman (airline representative): “In the years that followed, this girl visited me many times. Despite numerous plastic surgeries, her face remained disfigured. But she bore the scars almost as a sign of courage – and remained a loyal Beatles fan for years. The Beatles sent her flowers and a note wishing her well.Although, fortunately, injuries were not common, when I found out about sick or dying girls who were big fans of the Beatles, I told them about it. Every time I had a name and address, they sent flowers and a note.
When I returned with the presents, it was like Christmas. I went straight to the Beatles’ rooms and they started opening boxes, laughing and exclaiming every time. Only one or two items were sent back to the store. While this was happening, I followed my daughter to introduce her to the Beatles.
She was a big fan of them, but the Beatles took her mother away from her for more than a month, leaving her at home with her two older brothers under the supervision of a housewife, who somewhat cooled her feelings. I’ve seen thousands of screaming hysterical fans so many times that I honestly didn’t know what to expect from my own daughter. In front of the door, I told her: “Don’t you dare scream or faint!” She answered me reproachfully: “Mom!”
In the room I introduced my daughter Linda to the Beatles.Solemnly and politely, each Beatle shook her hand. The conversation had just begun when the hotel manager knocked on the door. With him was one of the hotel girls performing in the evening show. In high heels, she appeared to be about seven feet tall. She wore a minimum of clothes, and in her hands she held a large sparkling key to the city, made of cardboard, which she handed to the Beatles. Taking advantage of this pause, I took Linda and went off to laugh. All four Beatles stood there, looking the girl up and down.John was standing right in front of her, and the girl’s almost uncovered chest was exactly at the level of his eyes. John was standing about two inches away with his eyes pointedly squinting! ”
Chet Carmen: “A couple of weeks after the Red Rocks gig [Aug 26], I walked into the recording department of a Colorado Springs home appliance store, where a woman named Pat Massaro (I think) was in charge of the recording department at his father’s store. She came up and asked, “Has anyone told you that you look like John Lennon?” I replied that yes, I heard it a couple of times.The girls in the street were banging on the glass. She asked if this happens often and asked for my phone number.
It turned out that Massaro was a promoter, and, among other things, was involved in the Beatles’ performance in Red Rocks. During the concert, someone from the Beatles’ entourage was behind the stage. From where I sat I saw the outline of their heads. Perhaps they heard about Lennon’s lookalike in the audience signing autographs. Or someone asked Massaro if she knew of the doppelganger that caused a stir among the audience at a concert at Red Rocks.Anyway, she called me the day before the Beatles concert in Dallas and asked if I would like to go with her to Dallas.
During the flight, she instructed me to wear sunglasses and not say a word so as not to betray my American accent. At this time, napkins were sent from the first class for me to put my autograph on them. I signed them with my name.
My haircut was my ID. At the door of the Cabana Motor Hotel we were immediately taken to the elevator, which took us up to the Beatles floor.The police let us in because they thought I was another member of the group. They don’t seem to know if there was a fifth Beatle at all.
We were ushered into the living room and seated on the sofa, where Brian Epstein chatted politely to us, while the women in their underwear moved from one closed door to another – these are models, Epstein said, showing them gifts they can buy for their wives.
George Harrison was the first to enter and greet. Then John Lennon introduced himself as his first and last name, as if he could be confused with someone.John put his arm around my shoulder, walked me through the hotel room and asked me a few questions: “What are you planning to do? I’m interested in young people in America, you know, you have so many opportunities here. ” I spent half a day with them in their hotel room. When they were about to go to the concert hall, someone suggested that they send me first as bait. I shrugged and said that I was ready to do what they needed.
They had to go out to go to the concert, and at that moment they looked like race horses, hobbled, standing in stalls until they were shown the direction and released.
I went out into the corridor in front of them. At the end of the corridor were four carts with laundry baskets. Then they put me in a car and took me to the Colosseum Memorial Hall. ”
Barry Miles (the author of the book “The Beat the conference, which was also attended by 13-year-old girls from radio stations that no one had heard of before. “
Larry Grove (Dallas Moning News, September 19, 1964): “Before the concert began a press conference, in which most of the seats were occupied by young people of thirteen years old, representing radio stations with combinations of letters , hitherto unknown in this area. However, the older reporters didn’t mind being asked questions. ”
Yolanda Hernandez: “Arriving at the press conference, we patiently waited for the Beatles to appear.Derek came after us and asked us to wait in the hallway. Then what happened was that the Fantastic Four greeted us by name. We gave them hats and they said they liked them very much. Each of them hugged us, and then they left. ”
Stephanie Pinter: “That evening Yolanda and I were able to meet the Beatles again and presented them with engraved lighters, as well as the famous black Stetson cowboy hats. We didn’t give them away in the hotel room because we wanted to take advantage of another reason to see them! ”
Photo by John Mazziotta (The Dallas Times Herald).
Ruby Hickman (airline representative): “Less than a year has passed since the assassination of President Kennedy in Dallas. I guess the Beatles were well aware of this. Although they asked me hundreds of questions about Fort Worth, they probably didn’t know how close the city was to Dallas. When a reporter asked them at a press conference, “What do you think of Ruby?”- Arrested on suspicion of murder, Lee Harvey Oswald was shot and killed outside the police station two days later by the owner of the local nightclub, Jack Ruby). The reporter interrupted, “No, I mean Ruby Hickman.” “Oh, she’s gorgeous,” one answered, and then all the others, one at a time, began to say, “She’s gorgeous.”
Barry Miles (author of The Beatles Calendar): “When Ringo was asked about the girls crawling on their knees eating the grass the Beatles walked on, he said,“ I hope they don’t have indigestion. “
Oakland Tribune Newspaper, September 19, 1964: “Dallas. Ringo Starr expressed his concern about the girl who ate the grass he walked on. “I hope she doesn’t have an upset stomach,” he said. ”
Donna Canady: “I was 15 years old. I was the youngest person to attend the 1964 Beatles press conference in Dallas. The tension grew by the minute. You can understand if they would be late for five to ten minutes, but not thirty.Where were they? Has anything happened to them? Then Brian Epstein called: “The Beatles were detained by a crowd in the once beautiful Cabana Motor Hotel. Fifteen minutes later, their representative announced that they were here, and that they would appear in four minutes. Since I did not have a watch, I eagerly counted sixty four times. I was very nervous because I had never been so passionate in my entire life. The policeman who let me in hesitated a little as the teenagers at the door chanted, “It’s not fair, she’s a teenager.”Two of my friends tried in vain to enter with me.
Through the fog of my dreams, I saw the familiar shaggy hair of George Harrison. In two minutes I was next to him. I said, “Hey George, how are you?” He replied, smiling: “I’m fine, and you?” I didn’t answer because I saw my next idol walking. It was Paul McCartney. I said quickly, “Hi Paul.” Confusion flickered in his large dark eyes. “Hello,” he replied, looking puzzled. The reporter then pulled me backwards, thus making me feel angry.If not for this reporter, I could have said hello to John and Ringo.
I was not allowed to behave the way I wanted. I had to act like this kind of thing happened to me every day, even though there was excitement inside me. It was announced that photographers would be the first to start, journalists – second, and television and radio – last.
George was dressed more formally than the others: in a blue shirt, black tie, gray jacket and gray trousers. John wore a green corduroy jacket, a wild beige and white shirt, and black trousers.Ringo appeared in a blue and white striped shirt, with a white collar, with a black tie, in a blue jacket with black trousers.
Everyone had the black leather high-heeled boots and tight-fitting trousers that made them so famous.
Questions rained down from all sides. As quickly as I could, I began taking notes in my tiny notebook. I am proud that I managed to write down all the questions and answers that were there. It was difficult to do it out of habit, since for me it was the first press conference in my life.
Question : How are you, John?
John : It’s okay, thanks. (His answer was sarcastic.)
Question : When do you leave Dallas?
Ringo : In about forty minutes.
Question : What is your favorite thing about Dallas?
John : Organization. (At that moment, John exhaled cigarette smoke into George’s eyes. He was smoking Winston cigarettes. George was very upset. Tears streamed down his face as he rubbed his eyes.Then George added, throwing an angry look at John, “It was very poorly organized.”)
Question : Ringo, how do you feel about Ringo’s presidency?
Ringo : You better watch it here (laughs). Although it’s very nice, I’m sure I won’t win.
Question : Mr. Lennon?
John : (loud) Yes !?
Question : Mr. Lennon, in your book you are hinting that you are possibly an anarchist.Can you confirm this statement?
John : I don’t even know what that means (laughs).
Question : Hey, do you like your hats?
Ringo : (with a strong Texas accent) Hey, we’re sure.
Question : Ringo, in California they wrote that a girl ate the grass you walked on. What do you think about it?
Ringo : Hope she didn’t have an upset stomach (laughs)
Question : What do you think of mods and rockers?
Ringo : I think they should be locked up.
Question : Do you ever get scared when you get off an airplane or something and see a crowd?
John : No, but here we might have been more scared (laughs).
Question : How do you feel when you think about all the money you have earned?
George : It’s a good feeling that you are making money (laughs).
Question : What do you think of American girls?
Ringo: They’re crazy (laughs).
Question : Ringo, do you think a girl who wants to get your tonsils has a chance?
Ringo : I’m sure I won’t need them, but I don’t think so.
Question : Which of you most wants to go home?
John : Great! I believe that I am. I really want to see my wife (laughs)
Question : Are you jealous of each other on stage or off?
Paul : Jealous? Of course not.No jealousy. (At this moment, Paul spread his elbows and nudged John with one elbow and George with the other. A comic brawl began).
Question : Ringo, what emotional value was that locket that was ripped off you?
Ringo : Absolutely none. It was given to me when I was twenty-one. I just wanted to get him back.
Question : George, are you trying to stand out like Ringo with his rings by always wearing black turtlenecks?
George : I guess since I put it on like this.(George said this sarcastically as he was not wearing a turtleneck. Paul was laughing very loudly with everyone).
Question : Have you composed any new songs since you came to the United States?
John : Yes, two.
Question : George, is there already a guitar with your name on it?
George : Right now, no, but maybe there will be later. Yes, definitely later.
Question : How long will you be performing tonight?
Answer : Thirty minutes.(I’m not sure who said that, but the answer was in a heavy Texan accent and with a laugh.)
Question : How does the weather affect your long hair?
Ringo : We’re sweating. (laughs)
Question : It is rumored that you stopped your performance after just nine minutes because of a scream. This is true?
Paul : No, the performance time and the singing length are the same. If the audience is more benevolent than the average, then we fool around with them longer.
Question : Are you disappointed that because of the crowd you never leave your suite and you never see anything in the cities?
Paul : Disappointed, of course. Anything else you can expect during the tour? After all, this is our job. (laughs).
Question : What happens after this bubble bursts?
John : Paul and I will probably continue.
Question : John, why don’t you want to wear glasses?
John : Because I don’t want to see you.(laughs)
Question : Paul, when did you write your first song?
John : When I was thirteen – “I lost my girl.” (laughs) She was terrible. (laughs).
Question : Mr. Epstein, do you have time for household chores?
Brian : No.
Question : Have you purchased any luxury items here in the United States?
John : Yes, you got it.
Question : What?
Floor : Fast machines.
Question from the pretty girl from KLI-EF : Ringo, have you met any Texas girls already, or are you hoping?
Ringo : I always hope! (laughs)
Question : Paul, is it true that you were grabbed and hugged last night by a girl entering the Cabana Motor Hotel?
Paul : Yes, very nice.
Question : How do you feel when you hear one of your songs performed by someone else?
Paul : We are proud of that.We think this is great.
(One girl asked a very long question. I didn’t have time to write it down. After she asked it, John asked)
John : What was that? (She didn’t repeat the question.)
Question : What makes a publisher publish your song?
Paul : (in a very serious tone) When you write well.
Question : What is your favorite song?
Paul : We don’t want to advertise anything, but this is Cilla Black’s song “Race of Love” ( Race of Love ), which is currently on sale in your record stores.(laughs)
John : This is number 18.
Question : What are you planning to do next?
George : Let’s take a quiet day off.
Question : Will you come to the United States again?
John : It depends on our manager.
Question : What was your worst fan escape ever?
Paul : I think when we were in Seattle.We escaped in an ambulance.
Question : Which country did you like the most?
John : Britain. (laughs)
Paul : Outside England, USA.
Question : What is a scouser? ( approx. – scouser – Liverpool)
John : Liverpool dish, delicious.
Question : One evening in Cleveland you found it necessary to leave the stage.
George : We had no reason to leave.The situation there was much worse than usual. I think the police captain was just a little nervous there.
Question : Was this the first time this happened?
John : Yes.
Question : Compared to the meetings you received at the airports before, how was that night?
Paul : Very good considering it was night. Restless, but really good.
Question : George, there is a post with a girl who hugged you outside Coe Palace in San Francisco. You supposedly said, “Hello, birdie.” This is true?
George : We are known to use the word “birdie” to refer to girls. But I never ran into a single girl near Coe Palace. (Paul nudges him and laughs). And I never say hello birdie. I have never heard such a recording either.
Question : John, how do you feel about royalties?
John : I guess that’s okay with that.Pretty good wages, I think. I’m not really interested in this.
During the press conference, Paul was constantly smiling. John played on the opposites and remained indifferent throughout the conference. His sharp features looked like he was frowning. It was much smaller than it appears in the photographs. Otherwise, he looked exactly the same. John, I think, was the wittiest and answered the most.
George was very quiet and calm. But as you can see from his comments, he also has a wit.George was staring at me. It was not just that, and it was not an empty stare. It was exactly the look at me. After about five minutes, he winked. I looked around, but there was no one behind me, so I winked back. He surprised me greatly by winking again. I wanted to run up to him and hug him, but I could not risk being taken out of the room, so I stopped at my first impulse and winked again. I will never forget this.
When I came to the press conference, Ringo was my favorite, but when I left, he was the last in line.When I patted him on the shoulder, he didn’t even turn around. He looked so bored of it all. From time to time you could see his fleeting smile, but in reality he looked very different than I expected. There were signs of tension on his face, and it was more delicate in features than in the photographs.
I will never forget my first press conference. I met most of the K-L-I-EF DJs, and the newspaper wrote that I was the youngest person present there.I was asked to speak on the radio and I met with many reporters and their wives. Paul also invited me to meet him in their dressing room for an autograph. I turned down his offer because I didn’t want to be the only girl there. Now I reproach myself for it. But most importantly, I did manage to meet and talk to the Beatles. It was a dream come true. ”
Question : Although you haven’t seen much of Dallas, what did you like about the part of Dallas?
Paul : (with a southern accent) Well, pretty handsome!
Question : Have you seen the presidential seat ( approx.- place where Kennedy was killed)?
Paul : No, the only thing we’ve seen so far is the hotel.
John : When we drove here, everything was beautiful, whatever it was.
Question : Ringo, do you have any political sympathies?
Ringo : No. I don’t even smoke (inhaling on a cigarette).
Question : What is this cigarette? Is it a roll-up?
Paul : (with a southern accent) Roll yourself up!
Ringo : One of them, but not too good …
Ringo :… he said with an American accent.
(The Beatles laugh)
Question : (To John) Which girls do you prefer?
John : His wife.
Question : Your wife? What kind of girl is she?
John : She’s a good girl.
Question : Ringo, when you get married, what kind of girl are you going to …
Ringo : I don’t know. I haven’t decided yet. I like everything.
Question : (to George) Which girl do you like?
George : Uh … John’s wife.
John : (jokingly slaps George on the shoulder) Nobody likes smart guys.
Question : Do you have any books coming out now … soon?
Paul : John’s only.
Ringo : Only John has the book.
John : Not yet.Coming out next year as soon as I write it.
Question : What is it called?
John : I don’t know. I haven’t written it yet.
Question : Is this a detective story or what genre do you prefer to write in?
John : Nonsense. The nonsense.
George : (playfully) I’m writing a detective thriller.
Question : It was very difficult for you to get into the “Kabana” that night. Have any of you been hurt?
Ringo : George got kicked.
George : (playfully) I was hit in the face … several times. But I want to say that this is part of life, isn’t it.
(someone behind the scenes signals that it’s time for the group, and the interview should be over, Ringo and Paul start jumping in their seats, imitating a horse ride)
Paul : ( with a southern accent) We have to go. We roll out.
Ringo : (southern accent) We’re going to New Orleans.
Paul : Uh-gay!
Question : Are you going to New Orleans?
Ringo : No, we were there last night. It’s very hot in there, you know.
John : Very hot.
Reporters : Thank you very much everyone.
The Beatles : Thank you.
The girl behind Ringo is Bess Coleman, Brian’s public relations assistant.
There was another Beatles fan club in Dallas that also had a gift for the Fab Four. The Beatles Limited ordered Justin Booth to make belts bearing the Beatles’ names. The Dallas Moning News published photographs of the Beatles Limited members Dell Perry and Susie Chapman.
beatlesbible.com: “The press conference was attended by the brother of the American singer Trini Lopez, who toured with the Beatles in 1963.He was wearing a suit that Trini had given him, which he wore on those British tours. The Beatles recognized the costume and invited Brother Lopez to join them for dinner that evening. ”
Ruby Hickman (airline representative): “I was planning to attend the usual press conference before the show, the concert itself, and then rush to the airport to go to the ranch. Although concert tickets were all sold out, there was always one for me if I wanted to attend.But, as a rule, I never did it. because I could barely make it to the plane!
I was in the lobby and the doorman was trying to call a taxi for me. Since there were still thousands of teenagers outside the hotel, although the Beatles had already left, all the taxi drivers refused to come to the hotel.
The doorman begged and begged. We offered a big tip. After that, some of them agreed to come, but they could not get through the crowd. Thinking the Beatles are still inside. the crowd did not retreat an inch.I had to wait. It was getting dark, hour after hour, and the doorman continued his attempts to call a taxi. Finally, when a car managed to pull up to the entrance, the doorman asked if I would mind if “the lady who is late for the concert” came with me. It was Pearl Bailey ( approx . – American actress and singer), who looked at the crowd in disbelief. Of course I agreed.
Pearl and I climbed into a taxi and told the driver to first take her to the waiting audience and then take me to the airport.Slowly moving one centimeter, the driver eventually drove away from the hotel complex. Pearl started asking me questions about the Beatles: “Is it true that girls throw candy on stage during the show?” “Yes, by the millions. Everywhere, ”I replied. During the trip, we talked animatedly about many things. Shortly before the taxi got to its destination, Pearl said, “You know, the Beatles might have girls with candy canes. I can take a man with a steak at any time! ” When she got out of the car, she turned to me and, in her characteristic voice, quietly but clearly said: “God bless you.”
James Robert Watson (Ph.D., 2012): “In 1964 I was 14 years old and, like all teenagers in Dallas, I was crazy about this new music. Their first American album, Meet The Beatles! (Meet The Beatles!) Was supposed to appear in the Minsk music store in the Preston Forest shopping center. On this occasion, my friends and I spent all days in the store, looking at new releases and listening to albums with recordings in a special listening booth. Once I heard a few songs from the new Beatles album on the radio, I rode my bike at least two miles and bought their first record.In mono.
As soon as I got home, my brothers and my mother gathered in the living room around a luxury hi-fi turntable to listen to this revolutionary new sound. We were delighted and intrigued. It was not a typical sound for that time. It was something new, fresh and invigorating. Although the hype in the press was just beginning, we realized that this was going to be something very significant.
A few days later, we learned that the Beatles would appear on The Ed Sullivan Show, a popular variety show at the time.Usually artists with puppets, circus performers, singers, dancers, and more recently various groups or soloists performing music for teenagers performed there.
On Sunday night, February 9, 1964, the entire country (or at least 73 million) watched the show. It was a record audience for a television show.
Years later in New York, I walked near the Ed Sullivan Theater on Broadway and noticed an open side door on 53rd Street. I entered. The room was a mess – wood, tools, and debris – clearly there was a construction site.But I was able to climb the stage. Immediately after I entered this almost empty stage, a voice rang out: “Hey!” I turned on the fool. The guard walked up the stage to me. He stated that I should not be here. I ignored this stupid statement and started asking him questions. “What’s going on here?” (meaning construction and clutter). I read somewhere that guards often feel lonely and crave companionship by engaging in conversations. I was hoping that if I started chatting with him, it would give me more time to look around the scene.
He briefly explained that new sets are being built here for David Letterman ( approx. . – David Michael Letterman is an American comedian, host of the popular program “The Night Show with David Letterman” on CBS). He was a little surprised that I didn’t know this. Letterman has just left NBC and recently signed to CBS. The guard was quite young, so he admired Letterman’s set and felt that he was in awe of this celebrity.I was also somewhat fascinated, but by the fact that I was standing on the stage where the Beatles first performed in the United States a few years ago. I looked around and recognized some of the auditorium details I saw on the Ed Sullivan show that Sunday night. Of course, as I expected, he enjoyed talking to me, and our conversation lasted long enough.
But back to 1964. Radio stations and newspapers announced the schedule of the upcoming tour. The last stop before the New York show was to be Dallas, Texas.I could not believe it. Right here! I want to go to their concert. I just have to go!
Tickets went on sale at only one location — the Preston Ticketing Agency at Preston State Bank on Preston Road. My parents had a bank account in Preston, so we knew the place well.
I have shared my plan with friends and family. I wanted to get up very early and ride my bike to the ticket agency. You had to drive only about 2 miles, while crossing only two main streets.The day before, my father rode this route with me by car so that we could chart the safest path for me. On the one hand, he was worried about my plan, but on the other hand, he took into account my desire – no, the need to get these tickets.
That morning, too early for everyone except the newspaper peddlers and possibly some couriers, I woke up, put on my shorts and a shirt, quietly opened the side garage door and rolled my bike out onto the road. I followed the predetermined route with no problem.Thanks to dad. At the ticket office, I tied my bike to a pole and walked over to the line, which had begun to line up the day before. Some were in sleeping bags and carried thermoses and food. I took a seat at the end of the line.
From time to time, the staff and DJs of the two local rock and roll radio stations, KLIEF and KBOEx, would come up to talk to the queues. The atmosphere could have been more festive, but I think most of us were too tired and sleepy.However, when the sun rose, excitement rose and the darkness dissipated. The excitement peaked when we saw that the employees of the ticket agencies came and began to prepare for the working day – they turn on the lights, take off their coats and lay out a bunch of objects on their tables. A guard approached the glass doors, and there were clicks as he unlocked each of them.
By this time the line was lined up and became quite orderly. Through the lobby of the building, we went inside to the ticket offices, which were opposite the bank lobby (still closed and dark).There were 4 or 5 checkouts with agents ready to take our orders. Then there were no computer technology and machines that would spit out tickets. The agent I was directed to had a stack of tickets, which she flipped through to find the best seats. The tickets I bought were five dollars each. That’s exactly how much – five dollars! My parents couldn’t believe how expensive it was to go to a concert of a four-piece band. One hand was given no more than six tickets.
I pulled three ten-dollar bills from my jeans pocket and handed them to her.She gave me 6 tickets for the concert of the decade. Clutching these pieces of cardboard in my hand, as if I had just found some valuable treasure, I walked out of the lobby onto the street and headed for my bike. I walked along the line, which was now very busy. Later I found out that all the tickets were sold out in a couple of hours. I made sure the six rubber-banded tickets were securely fastened in the front pocket of my jeans and untied the bike.
On the day the concert was to take place, my brother woke me up with the words: “Let’s go to the Field of Love – The Beatles are landing.”
They stayed at the Cabana Hotel on the Stimmons Highway.
At 4:40 pm, Randy’s older brother took us to Memorial Hall in downtown Dallas. We have been waiting for this trip all day. Bruce parked his car in a large parking lot outside the concert hall. We joined the crowd of teenagers in the line that formed at the entrance. Apparently the doors were still closed. The line was filled with incredible energy and excitement.
Besides me, there were Bruce, Randy, Jim, Alec and John. Representatives of the Dallas Beatles Fan Club walked along the line, repeating the warning that if fans throw objects on stage, the Beatles will stop performing.Nobody wanted the concert to end early, so we all nodded sympathetically in agreement.
Soon the entrance was opened. The line moved to the ticket booths, and then to the huge corridors that curved around the entrance tunnels that led to the viewing areas. The arena resembled a seething cauldron: conversations, movement of people, gestures, exclamations and buying drinks and souvenirs. The general electrification of the hall was felt. Probably, our parents experienced something similar at the Frank Sinatra concert.But for us it was all new and exciting. ”
As the time approached the start date of the concert, the anticipation intensified and reached such a tension that it captured even the few adults in the audience. But we had to wait a little longer, since the artists’ appearance on the stage was delayed by 15 minutes. The next morning we learned that there had been a message about mining, and an inspection was carried out in the hall. ”
Chet Carmen: “When we arrived at the gym, I was taken to the dressing room and I sat down there in the corner, nervous and sweaty.At some point, Harrison came up, sat down and just silently began to look at me. It was something like, “Here I am.” I was too excited to ask them anything. What can you ask the Beatle? Twenty-four hours ago, I had no idea I would meet them. “Do I have all of your records? I really like your music ”?
In the dressing room, the band gave an interview to the DJ and reporter of Channel 8 (ABC’s affiliate) Bert Shipp.
Bert Shipp (DoubleVey AFA Reporter): “Although I was nominated by the channel to attend the Beatles press conference in Dallas, I had no intention of interviewing them. It so happened that I walked past the police officer who was guarding their dressing room door and managed to get an exclusive interview with all four.
When I found myself in the room and received permission to interview them, I realized that I needed our cameraman to record the interview on tape.I apologized to the Beatles and ran to the press conference room. I grabbed the cameraman, told him to take the camera, and we both went back to the wardrobe. After that I did this interview. ”
Steve Mellon (Pittsburgh Post Gazette, 2014): “On September 18th, there was a bomb threat in Dallas.The police didn’t find the bomb, but they did find several fans hiding under the stage and in the restrooms. ”
Sally Rail (author of A Hard Day’s Night in America): “The start of the concert was delayed due to the threat of a bomb planted in the hall. The bomb was not found; nevertheless, several hiding fans were found in the toilets and under the stage. ”
9000 in the frame is a young man named Chet Carmen (double of John Lennon).
Chet Carmen: “There was a row of mirrors on the wall that Harrison was looking at.”
Brian Epstein and Clarence “Frog Man” Henry, photo by Kurt Gunther.
Photo by Daily Express journalist Ivor Davis.
Chet Carmen: “To go from behind the curtains to the VIP area of the hall, I had to cross the corner of the stage.My face, which appeared from behind the curtains, caused a commotion in the hall. As I walked a few feet from Ringo Starr’s drum kit, the camera flashes of 10,000 fans flooded the hall. One girl, in tears, as if she was in agony, tried to jump over the policemen – a ring of about 200 policemen surrounded the stage. ”
Barry Miles (author of The Beatles Calendar): “Performing at the Colosseum Memorial Hall, Dallas, Texas.”
Sally Rail (author of A Hard Day’s Night in America): “To prevent the crowd of fans from approaching their idols, the police took extreme precautions.200 uniformed officers lined up in front of the stage, with another 200 in reserve. It was three times more than usual for most live shows. ”
Larry Grove (Dallas Moning News, September 19, 1964): “The police have taken extraordinary precautions. 200 uniformed officers were on duty in the auditorium, and another 200 were in reserve. Police chief Jesse Curry himself was present, along with his daughter and two grandchildren. ”
James Robert Watson (Ph.D., 2012): “Then the lights began to dim, section by section, and at the same time the camera flashes flashed.The host of the concert, a local disc jockey, took the stage and gave some typical speech, but few listened to him. He introduced the first performing group, Bill Black Combo. The audience politely listened to their performance. Then there was the Exysters and Jackie DeShannon. ”
Sally Rail (author of A Hard Day’s Night in America): “The Beatles were supposed to take the stage after the performance of the three supporting performers. When they started preparing Ringo’s drum kit on stage, the audience went crazy. “
James Robert Watson (Ph.D., 2012): “Then the lights came on again in the arena and the stage staff came out to rearrange the equipment. When Ringo’s drum kit was brought to the stage and installed with the Beatles on the bass drum, judging by the hysteria and screaming from the sight of this drum, one would think that the greatest event on earth has happened. ”
Jimmy Rabbit (DJ): “I represented the Beatles on stage when they played in Dallas.I stood at the stage and saw that they had arrived! Charlie and Harrigan wanted to announce their exit, but they called my name and asked to find me! And as soon as I appeared in the aisle backstage, and stopped near the entrance to the main stage, the Beatles entered, surrounded on all sides by the sea of police.
Ringo came in first, and when some guy asked who would announce them, he pointed at me, after which I was literally pushed onto the stage. As soon as I was behind the curtain, I was immediately blinded by a sea of flashlights, because as soon as thousands of screaming teenagers saw a young man with long hair, in high-heeled shoes, entered the stage, they immediately went crazy !
I’ve never heard anything like it, it was so deafening, and it scared the hell out of me.But at the same time, I really liked it! From that moment on, I stopped being the same guy, I fell in love with the audience, I was captivated by it. I didn’t think anything, I didn’t see anything, I just shouted: “Ladies and gentlemen, Jimmy Rabit, Charlie and Harrigan and K-L-I-EF represent the Beatles!” Believe it or not, it’s even louder! It was like the explosion of an atomic bomb, a flash of light and that’s it! ”
James Robert Watson (Ph.D., 2012): “The same DJ returned to the stage again to present the star of the program.I don’t remember exactly what he said, as his professional voice was drowned out by the shout of the audience. The lights went out for a moment and then turned on again when four guys in tailored suits appeared on stage and immediately began to sing Twist and Shout.
Larry Grove (Dallas Moning News, September 19, 1964): “When the idols appeared on the stage, the cavernous hall lit up with the phantasmagoric light of flashbulbs, and the noise became indescribable. Until now, I have not seen anything more exciting.
The stage was three times higher than during normal performances in the auditorium, so Ringo Starr and his drums were five meters above the ground.
Barry Miles (author of The Beatles Calendar): “In Dallas, the stage was three times higher than usual, and Ringo was about 5 meters above the ground.”
James Robert Watson (Ph.D., 2012): “The next 30 minutes were a lot of screaming, music and pure joy. It was an evening that I will never forget. “
Jimmy Rabbit (DJ): “During their performance, I was on the right of the stage almost all the time, but I did not hear a single musical note!”
Keith Durrett: “I was lucky enough to attend a concert in Dallas on September 18, 1964. I was only 5 years old then, but I was already a big fan of the Beatles! Every time we came to Dallas, I took a dollar from Mom and bought one of their forty-fives at Woolworth.Sometimes my mother would give me three dollars so that I could buy an album for two ninety-eight cents. The only reason my brother, sister, mother, and dad and I got to the concert was because when Mom arrived from our home in Tyler, Texas, to Dallas, it was raining and she was far at the end of the line. for tickets. Some gentleman sympathized with her. He was just walking to his wife, who was literally standing in front of the ticket office, and asked how many tickets she was going to buy.She replied that there are 5 people in the family (which was true), and soon he came back and gave her five tickets! Incredible luck, because all tickets for the concert were quickly sold out, and the ticket office in the Memorial Hall closed even before she left the parking lot!
Honestly, the main thing that I remember about the concert was that I could hardly hear the music against the background of the incessant screaming of teenage girls. I remember that their performance ended very quickly (about 30 minutes or so). ”
Yolanda Hernandez: “Being at the concert knowing that we were talking and communicating with them was more than we could ever hope.But the biggest surprise was the following weekend when we saw them on the cover of the magazine wearing the hats we gave them. ”
Photo by John Mazziotta (The Dallas Times Herald).
Dallas Moning News, September 18, 1964: “Dallas Police Chief Jesse Curry, who attended Friday night and and in service, greeted over ten thousand fans gathered in the hall.
“I am proud of our youth,” he said. “There was no bad behavior and they demonstrated that they can enjoy the Beatles without leaving their seats. I really liked them, ”admitted Curry. “They impressed me as a bunch of good boys.”
Curry spoke to them in their dressing room on Friday night after the show ended and admitted to trampling down a bit during their thirty-minute performance. ”
Jerry K: “I was one of ten Dallas police reservists assigned to sit and wait in the side lobby until we receive further orders.We could hear music coming from the audience. After some time, we heard the sound of running footsteps, heard on the floor below, and which became louder and louder. Then the police appeared on the stairs, escorting the Beatles.
“Stand five people on each side!” – that’s an order. The doors opened. One after the other, two unmarked police cars drove in and stopped with the doors open. I heard someone in the street below shouted: “Here they are … Behind them!”. Without stopping on the move, the police ordered the Beatles to jump inside, which they did, except, I think, Ringo, who stopped right in front of me, not daring to jump.I ended up pushing him into the back seat.
At this time, someone leaned on my back, trying to grab Ringo. When the cars pulled away to take the Beatles to the airport, I was finally knocked down. I thought they were teenagers, but I was wearing a middle-aged woman. Then she excused herself and left. After five minutes, I realized that my wristwatch had broken when it fell. ”
Chet Carmen: “After the concert, Massaro and I expected to spend the next day with the Beatles, but the band unexpectedly went to a ranch in Missouri and we had to return home.
The worst thing that can happen to a 17-year-old is to be in the shoes of any of your idols. It’s like sending a child to the moon. Without warning in advance, just wake him up in the middle of the night and send him to the moon. Have him walk around it like an astronaut in a spacesuit, and then bring him back home and say, “You have no proof. Nobody filmed it, they won’t tell about it on the news, and you won’t be able to prove to anyone that you’ve ever been there. And for the rest of your life you will stare at the moon and know that you can never go back there and all you can do is try to convince people that you have actually been there, but no one will believe it.And that’s what drives you crazy. ”
Barry Miles (author of The Beatles Calendar): “After the show they headed to Dallas Love Field. At 11:08 pm, their plane took off, heading for a ranch in Missouri. ”
Derek Taylor (group press agent): “After Dallas, our next official stop was New York. And intermediate – the border of Arkansas and Missouri, the ranch of Reed Pigman (we traveled on his “Lockheed Electra” all the last month) “.
Brian Epstein: “From Dallas we flew in our Electra leased plane to an abandoned airfield 70 miles from the ranch.”
Larry Grove (Dallas Moning News, September 19, 1964): “After the performance, the Beatles reportedly went on vacation to a ranch in Missouri. Their plane took off from the Dallas Love Field runway at 1120 hours. ”
Ruby Hickman (airline spokesman): “Although the Beatles continued to call me ‘Baby Ruby’, only occasionally saying simply ‘Ruby’, reporters for some reason quickly dubbed me ‘The Beatles Mom’ – the nickname they used during all states and in Canada.
As the tour drew to a close, Malcolm, Ira and others began to worry about the safety of the Beatles in New York. The original itinerary called for them to spend a couple of days there, perform at a charity concert, and then fly home to England. The larger the city, the more crowds, the more security problems. If others are worried about the safety of the Beatles, then I am also worried about that. Thinking about it for a day or two, I finally asked the Beatles if they would like to visit a secluded ranch, located so far from civilization that they can rest there.This would shorten the time spent in New York. I told them all about the 13,000-acre airline ranch in southeastern Missouri. They happily agreed.
Then I called the president of the airline to arrange this. I told him all the details about the Beatles’ food and drink. There would not be enough room for the entire large group of accompanying persons, so the rest will remain in Dallas, and the Beatles, Brian, Neil and a few other people will go to the ranch. “
George: “This airline was owned by a man named Pigman. He invited us to his ranch in Arkansas. ”
Barry Miles (author of The Beatles Calendar): “During the flight, Paul presided over Brian’s birthday ceremony.”
Ruby Hickman (airline representative): “Since we flew to the ranch at midnight, I arranged to celebrate Brian’s birthday with champagne on board the plane. When we were in the air and it was 12 o’clock, I asked the stewardess to light candles and give Brian a cake, while we all sang “Happy Birthday” together.The Beatles also gave him gifts. ”
Barry Miles (author of The Beatles Calendar): “The Beatles sang Happy Birthday to Brian in chorus, and then presented him with several gifts, including an old telephone and a rather impractical set of dishes.”
Brian Epstein: “On a flight from Dallas, just a minute after midnight, Paul announced my birthday by intercom on the plane and the Beatles sang Happy Birthday and gave me an antique telephone and a set of glassware “.
Ruby Hickman (airline representative): “Never in my life have I seen a person who was as moved by this as Brian.”
Brian Epstein turned 30 and the Beatles gave him birthday presents (including a classic vintage telephone) on the way to Walnut Ridge. Photo by Kurt Gunther.
Brian Epstein holding an antique telephone.
Kurt Gunther (photographer): “When the Beatles gave Brian gifts on the plane, they drank Remy Martin to his health, with which they washed down Drinamil.”
George: “During this tour, we took energy pills most of the time.”
approx. – Beginning in 1951, Smith, Kline & French began aggressively promoting drinamil, a triangular tablet called purple hearts (a mixture of amphetamines and barbiturates).By the mid-1950s, drinamil was being used by prostitutes from Cable Street and Whitechapel to stay awake while working. Since the early 1960s, the drug has been available in Soho for six to nine pence. Philip Connell, an English psychiatrist who published a monograph on amphetamine psychoses in 1958, compiled a list of symptoms of drinamil abuse: insomnia, anxiety and restlessness, dry mouth, dilated pupils, talkativeness, euphoria, increased activity (leading to motor activity or aggressiveness), unsteady gait and decreased inhibition.He wrote: “Worst of all, these symptoms represent a serious mental disorder in which hallucinations can occur.”
Ruby Hickman (airline representative): “We flew by plane to Walnut Springs, Arkansas, and then transferred to the small Aero Commander, as a large plane could not land on ranch”.
George: “We flew from Dallas to the intermediate airport, where Pigman met us on an airplane with a mono-wing on top and one or maybe two engines.”
Ruby Hickman (airline representative): “There was enough room on the plane for Brian, the Beatles, and me. Reed Pigman, president of the airline, flew the plane. About five more people went by car ”.
Bill Harry (author of The Beatles’ Ultimate Encyclopedia) : “Gunther, Derek Taylor and Mel Evans rode to the ranch in a car while Brian and the Beatles flew away with Pigman in his little plane.” …
Brian Epstein: “We: The Beatles, Neil Aspinal, Derek Taylor and me, were met by the owner, the millionaire, the owner of the airline.He flew us in his seven-seater, twin-engined plane to his private runway at the ranch. ”
Barry Miles (author of The Beatles Calendar): “At a small airfield in Missouri, they boarded a small seven-seater plane that took them to a ranch in the Ozarks.”
Jack Ellison: “I was 31 then. At that time, I owned a local open-air cinema, which was a gathering place for the surrounding youth. Somewhere just after midnight, I saw a circling airplane, and I asked the three teenagers who hung out with me that night to find out what was going on there.The boys got to the airport just in time and saw John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr transferring from an airplane to a small propeller-driven airplane.
Carrie Mae Snapp: “In 1964, my sister ran the local Beatles fan club. Like everyone else in those days, we had a small house, one television, one turntable. This turntable played Beatles songs because she was an older sister. A couple of days before I turned 14, my parents went to visit friends and took me with them.
Probably September 18, 1964 was like any other Friday night, but honestly I don’t remember. It is possible that I was at Mary Willmouth’s house for the Beatles fan club meeting. We were a group of young female fans and regularly got together to talk about how beautiful the Beatles are, what their best song is, and how much they miss us, their most ardent guests! During these meetings, we ate, danced in the living room and discussed the burning question that all the girls asked at the time: who looked better, Paul or John? This is a question that I am still thinking about.
At home in the evening everything was also as usual. With mom and dad, we discussed my meeting with the group. They always wanted to know how we were doing and if there was anything interesting. Then it was time to go to bed. Everything in the house was quiet, and by eleven in the evening everyone was already asleep. It was a typical Friday night. I went to bed expecting to meet my Beatle fans at Warner’s Pharmacy on Saturday morning. We’ll be drinking a 10-cent Coca-Cola and discussing which Beatle Bubble Gum inserts we have this morning.I thought it would be an ordinary Saturday. How wrong I was!
At that time we had one telephone in the corridor at home. He never called at night unless something terrible happened. At about two o’clock that night, he rang the bell. We all, Mom, Dad, Charles and I, immediately woke up. Dad went out into the corridor and picked up the phone. “Son, do you know what time it is? You must have a good reason to call! ” There was a short silence. “Don’t lie to me, Gene Matthews. If you’re lying, I’ll watch your father take your car from you for a whole month! ” There was another pause.“Well, if I don’t call her on the phone, and you are telling the truth, then she will never forgive me for this,” Dad said. – “Carrie May, this is for you.”
Me? Phone call me in the middle of the night ?! I couldn’t believe it. “Dad, what is it?”
“Pick up the phone, you know”
“This is Jin. You won’t believe who I just saw at the airport! The Beatles! I just saw them at Walnut Ridge Airport. I wanted you to know that they were here, I saw them, but you – not! ” Bye!”
Stunned, I stared at the receiver in my hand.The Beatles were here in Walnut Ridge, and I didn’t see them! I looked at my dad and burst into tears. “I didn’t see them! The Beatles were here, but I didn’t see them! ” Somehow, after about an hour, after exhortations and promises, Mom and Dad were able to calm me down and put me to bed. ”
George: “We flew from Dallas in the Electra to the intermediate airport, where Pigman met us in a small plane with one wing on top and one or maybe two engines. The plane was almost the same as the plane that crashed Buddy Holly, so I think this time we were on the verge of death.I don’t want to say that we almost crashed, because it didn’t happen, but Pigman had a small map spread out on his lap, and in flight he moved a flashlight over it and muttered: “I have no idea where we are.” There was pitch darkness and mountains around him, and he was trying to wipe off the foggy windshield. Finally he figured out what was what, and we landed in the field, where there were cans, in which a fire was burning. This was our landing strip. ”
The Ozark is a large plateau in the central part of the United States, also known as a special cultural and historical region and a tourist area of the country.The Heart of the Ozark is located in Missouri, with smaller areas extending to northern Arkansas, northeastern Oklahoma, and far southeast Kansas. Reed Pigman had his own ranch near Elton, just a few miles from the Arkansas border.
Ruby Hickman (airline representative): “When we arrived, it was about 3 am.”
Ray Detrow (ranch manager): “The first thing the ranch staff were told was who was coming this weekend, only that they were ‘very important guests.’It was also said that the house should be cleaned from top to bottom. When the press began to wonder if the rumor about the Beatles’ arrival was true, everyone at the ranch might think it was just a rumor if they didn’t know that Pigman flew with the Beatles on their tour. ”
Ruby Hickman (airline representative): “Virginia, Reed’s wife, met us at the door of the ranch. Unfortunately, when Reed entered the house, he set the mood for the visit as a whole. “I’ll sleep with Ruby,” he joked. “No, you won’t do that! You will sleep with me! ” Virginia replied angrily.
After Reed introduced her to everyone, Virginia said, “I’ll show you your rooms,” then turned and headed for the stairs. Brian and the Beatles followed her.
Then the Beatles came back after spending the night listening to country and western music.
Virginia Pigman: “They stayed up all night listening to local country radio stations where Buck Owens was the number one star. They seem to like it. ”
Ruby Hickman (airline representative): “I was given Reed’s office, which had a couch.It was located next to the room where the Beatles were located. I immediately went to bed. ”
Morning journal 2013.11.22
History diary and “Psychology” – hippotherapy
Today we will first recall the vivid events of history that took place on that day in the “History Diary” section, and in conclusion, in the “Psychology” section, we will tell you what diseases can be cured by horse riding.
– 01 Azara 1392 according to the Iranian calendar
– 18 Muharram 1435 lunar year
– November 22, 2013
Parable of the day:
If you can untie the knot with your hands, why bother your teeth?
112 years ago, 18 Muharram 1323 Lunar Hijri, the Muslim ulem and fakikh Ayatullah Sheikh Muhammad-Hasan Mamekani died. He was an outstanding scholar, pious mujtahid and was considered a great expert on the principles of fiqh.He not only became famous for his vast knowledge, but also from a spiritual point of view was a highly respected person. He was not interested in worldly goods and luxury. Ayatullah Mamekani left behind valuable works on fiqh, among which one can distinguish “Zaraye-ol-Akhkam” (Substantiation of laws), devoted to the interpretation of Islamic precepts, as well as “Mojaladat-el-Boshra” (Good book), dedicated to the principles of fiqh. Ayatullah Mamekani wrote, among other things, an exposition to the valuable work of Sheikh Morteza Ansari “Makaseb” (Crafts).
473 years ago, on this day, November 22, 1540, at the age of 56, the Italian politician, historian and writer Ga Sharden died. He was born in February 1482 in the city of Florence. Chardin was an expert on literature and history and was considered one of the most influential political observers of his time. Together with his contemporary writer and historian Dante, he was considered the avant-garde artist of the Renaissance in Europe.
136 years ago on November 22, 1877, Thomas Edison invented the phonograph.For a long time he tried to invent an apparatus for recording and reproducing sound at any time. For seven years he worked on the manufacture of such a device. Edison invented phonograph was a cylindrical apparatus with a thin tin coating, which is rotated manually, and the sounds emanating from inside the cylinder tube, resulting in mechanical vibration, recorded on a tin coating. Thomas Edison died in 1931.
70 years ago on this day in 1943, during the Second World War, Lebanon gained independence.This country in 1918 got rid of the domination of the Ottoman Empire but fell under the occupation of France. In 1923, France officially received a protectorate over Lebanon from the World Community. Since that time, as a result of the colonialist and discriminatory policy of France in Lebanon, the country was in turmoil, which culminated in independence in 1943. Lebanon, covering an area of 10,400 sq. km., is located in the west of the Middle East region on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, and borders on Syria and occupied Palestine.
50 years ago On November 22, 1963, then US President John Fitzgerald Kennedy was assassinated during a visit to Dallas, Texas. Kennedy was born in 1917 and since 1946 he became a member of the House of Representatives three times, once a senator. Kennedy’s assassin Lee-Harvey Oswald was killed by a certain Jack Ruby a few days after the assassination attempt on Kennedy’s life. According to the American police, he died in prison from cancer. Thus, the main factors and motives for the suspicious assassination of the American president remained behind a veil of obscurity.
46 years ago, on November 22, 1967, the UN Security Council adopted Resolution No. 242 on the Palestinian issue. The resolution stipulated such issues as the need to withdraw Israeli troops from all the territories occupied in the June 1967 war, the cessation of all hostilities, the official recognition of the sovereignty, territorial integrity and independence of regional states, the guarantee of the free movement of ships along the international straits in the region, i.e.e. in the Gulf of Aqaba and the Suez Canal, and finally a fair solution to the issue of Palestinian refugees. It is noteworthy that due to the obstructions of the Zionist regime and the all-round support of Israel by Western states, in particular the United States, only part of this resolution has been implemented so far, moreover, in favor of Israel.
Horse riding in the USA and Europe, and more recently in other countries, is recognized as an official form of treatment. It’s called hippotherapy. This original method can treat many diseases.
Even Hippocrates argued that patients get better faster if they ride a horse. He especially willingly “prescribed” such classes to melancholic people, believing that running at a gallop, amble or trot is very useful for a positive way of thinking and improving mood. And the French philosopher Denis Diderot devoted a whole treatise to horse riding, considering it the most useful of all physical exercises.
What is useful in horse riding? Much! The horse transmits more than 100 different motor vibrations per minute to the rider: up and down, back and forth, side to side, etc.This forces the human body to adjust its movements in a very physiological manner. When horseback riding, all major muscle groups are involved. In order not to fall off the horse’s croup, while riding, the rider is forced to make different movements with his body, as well as with both arms and legs – this effect cannot be achieved with any other types of movement! Moreover, the rider’s efforts to maintain balance in the saddle encourage both healthy and affected muscles to work actively. And what is important, this happens at a reflex level – a person himself does not notice such a complex work of his body, but simply enjoys movement and communication with a magnificent animal.Hippotherapy is very useful for diseases of the musculoskeletal system, scoliosis, arthrosis of the joints. It normalizes muscle tone, improves coordination of movements, strengthens muscles and even improves gait. With an optimal load, a strong muscle corset is created around the spine, blood circulation improves, metabolism in the intervertebral discs normalizes, therefore, with the onset of osteochondrosis, horseback riding is what you need!
The body temperature of a noble animal is 1.5–2 ° C higher than that of a human, therefore a horse is both a living exercise machine and a “heated massager”.When riding in the saddle, the rider’s leg muscles are massaged, blood flow increases and the pelvic area is warmed up, which is good for people of both sexes. For men – for the prevention and treatment of prostatitis, for women – for getting rid of gynecological diseases.
In addition, the activity of many internal organs is activated in riders, therefore hippotherapy is effective in diseases of the gastrointestinal tract (for example, dyskinesia), as well as in cardiovascular diseases. Regular exercise in it normalizes blood sugar levels in diabetics, etc.d.
Horseback riding is useful after a heart attack or stroke, during the recovery period after surgery. The rider’s heart beats at a speed of up to 170 beats per minute, and blood circulation increases 5-10 times. But at the same time, no negative changes occur in the heart muscle itself, therefore horseback riding is suitable even for heart patients and hypertensive patients, for whom neither exercise equipment nor aerobics are allowed.
Shaking in the saddle is also an excellent remedy for the treatment of obesity. Horses are also attracted to adapt patients with autism, neuroses, Down’s syndrome.
Horse riding has a particularly strong healing effect on children.
Communication with a horse solves such complex problems as hyperactivity and attention deficit disorder.
But besides this, horse riding develops the child comprehensively, makes him brave, dexterous, hardy, decisive and resourceful.
Horseback riding is useful for elderly people as well. Scientists have calculated that the work of muscles when riding a step is similar to walking fast, and when galloping is similar to running.
And at the same time, there is almost no load on the joints. Riding a horse leads to improved fine motor skills, which helps older people more easily cope with household chores. In addition, the development of fine motor skills is closely related to the speech apparatus.
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90,000 “Lady’s Riding” book of 1892.
England is the trendsetter for ladies’ horseback riding, as well as the keeper of old traditions.
The British Side-Saddle Association was formed in 1975 and consists of 17 regional chapters, each of which conducts its own regional offsite classes, qualification exams and competitions.
In addition, various regional competitions are held to assess the most harmonious pair of “rider-horse” (Concours d’Elegance), the horse’s riding ability, various competitions for horses like “hack” (walking horses), for horses like “cob” (like a draft horse ), for horses of the “hunter” type (horses for hunting), as well as performances in historical costumes and performances with music.
The winners of the regional competitions take part in the national competitions.
In addition to Great Britain, there are ladies’ riding associations in Holland, France, Sweden, Germany, USA and many other countries.
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The book “Lady’s Riding” 1892.
Fashionable ladies’ saddle in the late 19th century
Lady’s stirrup at the end of the 19th century
Late 19th century riding costume:
Late 19th century equestrian walk landing
Holding the reins while riding late 19th century:
Correct fit of the rider when riding at the end of 19 in
Riding jump landing at end 19 in
The Art of Riding a Ladies Saddle
For riding in a lady’s saddle, a special suit is now required.It is practical and convenient.
It did not appear immediately and became known as the “Amazon”. That was the name of the rider herself.
But the special suit has already been called “Amazon” from 1840-1850, although the need for a special suit arose already in 1830.
It was when the dresses began to be intended for specific purposes and a not flashy dark-looking female riding set appeared, although it very much resembled a dress for walking …
Now this name, like the costume itself, is a thing of the past, like the modern era, T.That is, they remained there at the beginning of the 20th century, and the costume is simply called: riding costume.
Some of the topics in this blog dedicated to the “Amazons”:
Amazon – women’s dress for riding. Part 1: History. Originals.