Listening to WFUV on the way to Jersey last night, we heard Dennis Elsas play the Beatles’ 1963 Christmas greeting. This was a special record sent to their fan club members. (Dennis said the record was green vinyl.) Listen all the way, and hear George thank the fan club secretaries! It must be a fresh thrill for Ann, Bettina and Frieda every time they hear it.
They were so young and silly. More of these, for other years, over at the YouTube. UK readers, feel free to translate all the “cor the blimies” (at 1:14), or whatever it is they’re saying, for those of us who can’t quite make it out despite 15+ years of watching EastEnders (caution to US viewers: just clicking that link will spoil the next 7 years of PBS broadcasts for you; apparently some characters we haven’t even seen yet in the US are already dead, but thank goodness Peggy Mitchell is looking foxy as ever–despite all she’s been through).
Happy Crimble, all! Here’s hoping your Christmas is deep and crisp and crispy!
P.S. Driving home, this was the billboard, in stereo, over the Lincoln Tunnel:
Carrie said, “They looked so funny.” I said, “To me, they’re beautiful.” I sounded like my mom, 40 years ago, defending Bobby Darin…..