A former Beatles hater--because my first gilrfriend liked them, but, strangely, I also liked the fresh-sounding songs--and who later really came around when Rubber Soul was released in late 1965. I even bought the album for my sister for Christmas way back then.
Folking On & On & Still Trying To Understand The World We Now Live In ...
: Poor Alan Sherman. He had a great oversell of his first two records, challenging
: teens and parents, and weight loss, and the Kennedys, astronauts, and folk singing.
: He got to love the sound of his own voice too much. His family left him, he strove
: to stay topical as a night club act, then sputtered out and died - actually died.
: I think Sherman became too critical of the world evolving around his comfort zone,
: especially the music that was knocking everything "comfortable" off the
: The morning after the Beatles appeared on Ed Sullivan, a neighbor kid of ours combed
: his hair onto his forehead and took the bus to school, only to be threatened with
: suspension for violating the dress code. I was still getting a flat-top! How many of
: us remember similar cases of boys being persecuted for long hair? Reviewing those
: films of the Beatles and their outrageous haircuts, I can only laugh at the mores of
: the time. Long hair = Communism!
: How little we knew! How little we suspected over the horizon.