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Isn’t the legal drinking age 21 ??
In NY it is anyway.
George you are a naughty boy !!!!
If that was in the Peppermint Lounge in New York, that would be 1964, wouldn’t it? He would still be underage, even if he would be 21 in a few weeks. Actually he looks like he is still a teenager on this picture.
No this was taken at a press copnference during the UK tour November-December 1963 – by which time he’d had quite a lot of experience of undergare drinking.
Thanks, datey for the info. Wow in Philly if you served someone that young they would shut the place down. Even if you were of age you had to have a card proving you were 21. When I was 24, I still got carded because I looked so young. Being a celebrity did not mean anything you still had to prove you were 21. As far as I know the law still stands today.
Note: Carded meaning you had to show proof that you were old enough to drink alcohol.
And, whoever gave him alcohol even at a press conference would be in big trouble in the states.
Could be Coke without the scotch, ya know.
you are all right in what you say, but if any of you are a bit older like me you will remember the drinking age was 18 back then. It was a different world back then and a lot less politically correct.
Alex, I am from the old school if you were 18 they would not serve you drinks, you had to be 21. That was the law in Pennsylvania. The drinking age was never 18. I am 67
No kidding BlJ, PA law was never 18 yrs old for drinking ? Never knew that. NY was 18 yrs old to like something like the late 70’s or early 80’s.
Never knew that . Thanks
Since you gave your age, let me ask you a question, you lived through Beatlemania first hand ? Any stories ? I’m 56 and remember everything as it happened but was a bit young. in 1965 my next door reighbor wanted to take me to Shea Stadium to see them but my parents wouldn’t let me go because I was only 9 yrs old. Being a parent myself I understand but was pissed none the less.
I saw the Beatles in August 1964 at the Atlantic City convention center. It’s Ironic that I would see Paul in Philadelphia on August 15, 2010. A younger person sitting next to me at Paul’s concert asked me had I ever seen Paul at a concert before. I answered yes, 46 years ago when he was with his first band.
@ Alex you were correct, did research and from my understanding the legal age for drinking in Philadelphia was 18, if accompanied by a 21 year old in 1964. It changed from 18 to 21 in 1984. I never knew because I never went to a place that served alcohol until I was around 23 and still got carded. My father told me it was against the law to go to a bar before you were 21 and I believed him, LOL. I guess what he told me worked because I hate the taste of alcohol today. So I was wrong you were right. Never get to old to learn
hi blj – nice to know i have company in the senior citizen department of this lovely blog! i will be 62 in may and always think i’m the oldest around here. for those who wished me a speedy recovery from pneumonia, after over two weeks at home i’ve been feeling a little better every day and maybe i am “normal” this morning!
We all learn from one another around here. I knew the drinking age law because I bar tendered part time for 28 yrs, up until my hip replacement. Now I am retired from that and working on retiring from my Wall St. job in a few more years.
Great Beatle story, nothing better then hearing first hand stories. You are right buddy, we are never too old to learn.
We all shine on
Alex, thanks for your understanding. I see I am going to have to change my site name, because you called me buddy, LOL. I am a female my first name is Betty.
Lizzie, I feel blessed to have someone up here that actually was their when the Beatles were young and whom actually met them.
I was really lucky to have seen them in Atlantic City. A day I will remember for the rest of my life.
So sorry BLJ,
Ok you can’t be my buddy but please tell me you will be my friend.
@Alex Friend it is
So through thick and thin you will always be my friend LOL
Have a good day my friend
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