Norm Houseman: Beatles Covers

My dear friend Cupitonians has started a new series of blog posts, Mixtapes Project, and has honored me by letting me put together the first mixtape. She knows how much I love music. Thank you!

This Labyrinth I Roam

I have been a Beatles fan ever since high school when I saw their first appearance on Ed Sullivan’s television program. I went to school the next morning eager to talk to my friends about them. Most of those kids had either not seen them or were unimpressed.What?Luckily, Christi Gumm was a fellow convert to the British invasion and we were able to talk about them before Spanish class started. It wasn’t long before other artists were releasing cover versions of Beatle’s songs. At first, I was aghast that anyone would have the temerity to do so. But time passed, and my taste in music expanded, and I grew more tolerant. After all, if the Beatle’s weren’t upset, why should I be upset?

As part of mynew mixtapes project, I have asked select friends to curate playlists for…

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