I have been enjoying Alice Kahn's columns, and as the mother of a 15-year-old daughter I was particularly amused in reading about her "intellectual discussion" of rock 'n' roll with her teen-ager.
I was reminded of an incident that took place a few months ago when I was attending a birthday party in a park in Torrance. A large family of picnickers, sitting at an adjoining table, were visiting while listening to music blaring from a portable radio. Two young girls--probably 12 or 13 years old--were part of the group and when the Beatles began to sing, "I Saw Her Standing There," one of them yelled across the lawn to the other: "Hey! You've got to hear this! Some boys are singing one of Tiffany's songs!"
I guess Ringo, Paul, John and George have experienced their "15 minutes" worth of fame.