(Day 11) Kingtones Memoirs
February 16, 1964
We got up about 10:15 A.M. Mike and I went to church. Pete, Bob and Phil slept in. When Mike and I returned, I fixed breakfast for everybody. Since it was another beautiful day, we all decided to go to the beach again. In spite of the fact that it was 82 degrees out, and was very hot, we had a good time.
We returned in time for supper. The Beatles, once again, were going to be on television. This would be their second U.S. appearance on American TV. They were such a big hit the first time that Ed Sullivan brought them back. It was being telecast from Miami Beach. They were going to be on at 8:00 P.M., with a second appearance at the close of the show. We had one small problem with this. We didn’t have a television set. So we went knocking on Lloyd’s door, our new ‘best friend!’ He was delighted that we asked if we could watch The Beatles with him.
After the program was over, I went and called Chick. She told me that Cadet Distributing, our record company from Detroit had called, and that our record, “Twins,” was going to be released nationally. We were thrilled with the news! We started to wonder if we had made the right decision to come to Florida, instead of staying in Michigan to promote our record.
We were still healthy, but were getting on each other’s nerves a lot. You could feel the tension when we were all together. I was appointed to go out, in the next couple of days, to rent a television set. We hoped that a TV would help us occupy some of our time when we had nothing to do. We also thought that maybe we wouldn’t get on each other’s nerves as much if we got engrossed in some TV programs.