... the Beatles were first playing in the US. The looks in this version of them date from a couple of years later, but the general faded over-yellowedness of this suggests the passage of plenty of time (rather than suggesting the truth: a blurry car windshield and my iPhone my only photographic weapon to hand). I keep meaning to find a better angle for this spectacularly kitschy portrait of the Fab Four. Fifty years ago? I struggle to remember my birthday week then, but I believe that my mother and I went to Fullers cake shop by the 200 bus stop, down Wimbledon Hill, and bought a coffee cake - that is, a coffee flavored cake, with coffee icing and walnuts. Trust me to remember the food.