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THE BEATLES - Jim Colyer

John Lennon was the heart and soul of The Beatles. He was the one who wanted to be Elvis. When it was over, he said the only good thing about The Beatles was being bigger than Elvis. John Lennon met Paul McCartney in their hometown of Liverpool, England in 1957. They had something in common. Both were mesmerized by American rock & roll. John covered Chuck Berry. Paul sang Little Richard. A bond formed. They wrote together. George Harrison joined them on lead guitar. George was a student of C

Jim Colyer

Jim Colyer

ASTRONOMY - Jim Colyer

I have had 3 rounds with astronomy. Round 1 was as a teenager in the early 1960s. I learned the constellations and watched meteor showers. Round 2 was in my 30s. I got into cosmology, learned the features of the moon and wrote my first astronomy paper. Round 3 was in my 50s. I subscribed to Astronomy Magazine, wrote a second paper and went to an Australian Star Party to see the stars of the Southern Hemisphere. Hopefully, I have achieved permanence in the age of the Internet since astronomy is s

Jim Colyer

Jim Colyer

NEW YORK YANKEES

The Yankees began as the New York Highlanders in 1903. Cy Young threw a no-hitter against them in 1908. The Highlanders became the Yankees in 1913. "Yankees" was an Indian word for the English in the early days of America. When the Indians tried to say "English," it came out, "Yankees."   Yankee Stadium opened in 1923 in the Bronx. It is a wonder of the modern world. The short porch in right field was designed for Babe Ruth and the Yankees' lefthanded hitters. Ruth homered in the first game pl

Jim Colyer

Jim Colyer

Shania Twain

I thought ABBA would be the last music to influence me. It was Elvis Presley, The Beatles and ABBA summing up everything. From nowhere, Shania Twain appeared on the Nashville scene. She was country with a difference. Her music was inspired. Its roots were in pop and rock.   Shania's real name is Eilleen Regina Edwards. She was born in Timmins, Ontario, Canada on August 28, 1965. Timmins is 500 miles north of Toronto, way up there. Shania's parents divorced when she was two. She never knew her

Jim Colyer

Jim Colyer

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