Sara Schmidt

Sara Schmidt
Happiness is Seeing the Beatles: Beatlemania in St. Louis
This book is about Beatlemania in St. Louis from 1963-today. Fan and insider interviews along with rare photographs bring the Beatles’ 1966 concert at Busch Stadium to life for the readers.
Alton, Illinois
Sara Schmidt is a 2nd generation Beatles fan who runs the popular blog, “Meet the Beatles..for Real.” She has spoken at Beatles conventions and has written articles about the Beatles for several publications. Sara lives in Alton, Illinois where she also works as an Elementary school Title 1 reading teacher. When she isn’t doing Beatles stuff, she enjoys singing and acting in her local community theater.
The Beatles in St. Louis
The Beatles’ 1966 tour
The Beatles in the Ozarks
George Harrison’s 1963 visit to Illinois
Beatles fan clubs and fanzines

Life is very short and there’s no time for fussing and fighting my friend. — Lennon/McCartney (1965)