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Catonsville man recalls day he met a Beatle
Catonsville man recalls day he met a Beatle

I was already a huge Beatles fan when the group performed at the Baltimore Civic Center on Sept. 13, 1964. So that's why my Catonsville friends were surprised to learn where I spent that evening: at home. Those same friends were again surprised about 10 years later when I told them how I had met Paul McCartney by accident (well, sort of). Let me connect the dots between those two stories. I became an instant fan of The Beatles after hearing their music on Baltimore WCAO-AM radio in late 1963. A few months later, a few classmates and I donned wigs as we performed several Beatles songs and got a standing ovation at Johnnycake Junior High School's "Hi-Jinks" talent...

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