Chief Theatre and Ernie Swanson’s A&W 4-21-1966 by Don Pirius

50 years ago April 21-23 1966 Beatlemania arrived in Red Wing in the form of The Beatles movie “A Hard Days Night” and “Help!”. I was 7 years old and was there with my Sister Ginny, and our neighbor friends Mary and Brian Teschendorf. I remember getting dropped off and having to wait in the line that went clear around the corner of Swanson’s A&W and, at the time, that seemed like a really big deal. This painting was completed in August 2016.

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