It was a cold winter Sunday evening in February of 1974 when I discovered The Beatles while watching an episode of 60 minutes commemorating the 10th anniversary of The Fab Four's first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show. From that day forward I was hooked on The Beatles and dreamed of becoming a musician. On my latest C.D. These Times, I tried to emulate the sound from John Lennon's solo album Plastic Ono Band. Several of my songs are a commentary on the times that we live in. War, financial instability, unemployment and worldwide upheaval.