NOWHERE 40 YEARS AGO
Where are you going? "Nowhere, I would answer."
By Howard Taylor for the Taylor's:
Melvin H., Louise, Red and Me (Howard)
In 1966 I went with a friend to Chicago to see the Beatles at Comiskey Park. We bought tickets when we arrived. They were $2.50. They were in the high section, but we could see quite well. We couldn't hear so well. Everyone went crazy and were screaming. On the way up I got a speeding ticket on the Dan Ryan. I was told that Chicago Police liked stopping Mustangs with out of city stickers. I'll never know. I do know I had to return to Chicago to appear in their downtown court with my parents. We made the trip and listened to WLS all the way there and back. No problem. I didn't get in trouble. I chose to pay the fine instead of going back for training for teens. It was actually a fun trip with my parents.
As far as the concert goes, I only remember looking at people screaming and Paul looking and smiling at me. Ringo was really good. All the WLS DJ's were hosting it, and that was neat to see. Police lined the baseball field in a circle. Cannibal and Headhunters were the warm up band.
The boys, of course, had their neat black suits and ties. No wonder they quit performing in public.
After the concert my friend and I went downtown to see the opening of HELP at the Chicago Theater. The movie was OK, but I personally was never thrilled with the silliness. We saw the Beatles and their movie. I think that was a good experience.
CHECK OUT THE ROSTER OF WLS DJ'S THAT WERE ON THE AIR IN THE MID SIXTIES, AND PRESENT ON STAGE WITH THE BEATLES