We wanted to look like them, dress like them, sing like them, but how about play like them?
Garage bands. As simple as it sounds, someone clear out a garage, buy some cheap equipment, practice like crazy and be a star!
Sometimes they played in a basement too. Sometimes there was competition between one group and another. As far as I can recall, no one made it big. It was all about being popular in those days. Being that I wasn't, I played at home on my own, in the basement, for hours trying to play what I heard. I still had fun doing it.
Great time for music.
At the time, what group did I like better than the Beatles? The Dave Clark Five. I thought the drummer was better.
That is it, some of my thoughts from 50 years ago.