Letter: A Beatles haircut
The night that the Beatles appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show, I was on the couch watching the show, way before cable, adjusting the antenna for better reception. Still my parents bought me Beach Boys and Jan & Dean albums for my birthday. The first Beatles record I bought was Beatles ’65, and I’m going to have to listen to it when I finish this letter. My parents wouldn’t let me get a Beatles haircut until I started sixth grade, and I never cut it again for 20 years. Not that I grew out of it – the pony tail just irritated me when I bought my first convertible. The sacrifices one makes.