was am a Beatles’ fan.
To tell you the truth, back then I thought the Fab Four were Americans with a strange accent. 🙂 That’s what lack of information could do to a person: guessing or believing inaccurate data.
Getting attached to their popular songs was easy. Their appeal to the masses was exceptional to say the least.
Did you know that they have landed in our archipelago in the mid sixties but suffered a harrowing experience when they faced a hostile welcome and an injury-laden departure, due simply to a wrong impression that they snubbed our First Lady. She was the same woman who herself became a notorious personality later because of her collection of thousand of pairs of expensive shoes.
That visit could have been a phenomenal hit were it not for such a blunder in communication. Hosts and visitors were turned against one another because of failure to check true facts.
That unfortunate incident left a blot against our wholesome image abroad. We became known as the country who drove The Beatles out.
Today, international artists come and go in the country. Our world renowned hospitality never fail to leave marks in their minds of the warm people they leave behind.