A HALF century ago, four teenaged girls (three of them Portland classmates) were among hundreds screaming their voices into oblivion for their favourite boys in the whole wide world, The Beatles.
By 1964 the hottest entertainment act on the planet, the mop-top quartet played six shows in Melbourne from June 15-17, two per day at Festival Hall.
“I went with a girlfriend and we drove all the way from Portland the day before,” then teenaged fan Kaye Grey remembered. “Beforehand we swore we were going to be ultra-cool and not scream, but once they came out on stage we forgot our resolution,” she said.
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