- Posted January 17, 2014 by
Kandy, Sri Lanka
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Memories of the Fab Four - The Beatles
I can't remember exactly when the film of the Beatles came to Kandy, Sri Lanka, but it was a long time ago, and I was very small may be about 6 or 7 years old.
I remember when the film came my parents took my brother and me to see this film. The Beatles were highly acclaimed at that time, and the film was in black and white, the film itself were clips from their travels, their singing on stage, and traveling to other countries to sing and the crowds and girls falling and swooning at their feet.
I was simply mesmerized by them all, especially Ringo Starr I think I had a huge crush on him those days.
When I came home there was a white sheet of paper which was the Bread wrapping paper, I remember taking my felt pens or was it the black crayons I can't remember now, but drew the Beatles all 4 of them as I had seen them on film, I was so mad about them, I remember trying to memorize the words of " It is a Hard Days Night," and each time the telephone rang I would pick up the receiver and sing out loudly to my heart's content, and much to the amusement of the receiver at the other end.
After begging my father to buy a magazine from the one and only Bookshop in Kandy which was K V G De Silva at the time.
Sadly, I do not have that drawing or the book now, but recreated the picture that I had drawn many years ago.
I love all the Beatles songs, and my favorite being' It is a Hard Days Night.
I always had the front fringe cut to the Beatles hair style, to this day I still have the fringe at the front of my head.
Drawing Re created by me.