[Dixielandjazz] Barbone and Beatles

Robert Ringwald rsr at ringwald.com
Sat Nov 21 13:41:44 PST 2009

Bill Sharp wrote:
> Barbone said, "We do "A Hard Day's Night", "Michele", "Love Me Do" and 
> lots more when
> we have a "Beatles Age" audience. They love it."
> What do you mean "WHEN we have a "Beatles Age" audience".    You 
> probably always have a Beatles age audience.   If you really think 
> about it, the Beatles were around in the mid 60's.  If the listeners 
> were in their 30's and 40's at that time,  let's see:  2009  minus 1965 
> = 44, so they'd be in their 70's and 80's.
> I'd wager to bet that that would the ages of most of the people you 
> play to - -so it seems in the Dixieland world,  Does this tell us 
> something?  It tells me that when we play a Beatles tune we are not 
> necessarily being "hip" or unique.  All that we are doing is playing a 
> song from their "younger days", and thus they relate very heavily to 
> the tunes.

Actually, I think most of the people who dug the Beatles when they first became popular were in their teens.  

If they were 18 in 1962, they'd be 68 now.  

When I first started playing OKOM, everyone older than me was from the Jazz age.  Now, none of them are left.  

--Bob (where's my walker) Ringwald

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