Yesterday, I posted this on the Gluten-Free Prairie FaceBook Page:
"We have 1964 likes today. Another great
year in music history and the reason for today’s Gluten-Free Trivia
Question: What do 1964...the Beatles... and Gluten-Free Prairie have in
common? Please share with the trivia buffs out there. I’ll post the
So, before I post the answer, here's a little back story. We, (the Gluten-Free Prairie Family) are preparing to attend National Products Expo East in Baltimore next week. This is the 2nd largest wholesale buying show in the country and we've been told that the first thing buyers will look at (after they meet us) is our Facebook Page. Taking that to heart we set a goal to have 2,000 likes by the show - September 26-28th. Yesterday we had 1964 which was also an amazing year in my life. My free-styling mind immediately insisted that we take a walk down memory lane, which gave me the idea for the Gluten-Free Trivia Question.
Whew, I hope you're still with me, because...
Both Gluten-Free Prairie and the Beatles are one degree from ME...GFP's co-founder, Deb Wheaton. In 1964 Stanley Gortikov was President of Capitol Records. Stanley’s daughter, Jane was my best friend. Jane and I were the only young females at the Beatles first press conference at Capitol Records. While Stanley's office was on the top floor, with a view of the world, somehow the press conference was held a small,windowless linoleum lined room in a basement area of the building and all the male reporters were wearing dark suits.It was cold and impersonal but the Beatles lit up the room. We stood just feet away from the Fabulous Four. I'll never forget the moment I locked eyes with a young John Lennon. After the press conference we drove in the Capitol Records limo – in the motorcade - right behind the Beatles limo for the short drive to the Hollywood Bowl where we sat in the Capitol Records box for the Beatles first performance. (Seriously - did I just remember that?) The old footage is legendary. And to think that we were in the splash zone of the pool in front of the stage when a crazed fan jumped in...well, back then, it was pretty spectacular and it's even more surreal today. And knowing that there are the only two females on the planet who can claim this distinction is totally mind-blowing. In a 1964 kind of way.Is this sort of trivia "Like Worthy" on Facebook? Who knows. If we make 2000 by September 26th, I'll be the first to share it.
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