Meet Trudy Medcalf!  At the age of 14 she asked about starting a fan club after seeing a band perform at a concert in Margate, England. That band was The Beatles.

Trudy tells a great story about how she started the Beatles Fan Club in Canada which would grow to a membership of 90,000.  She would spend time with George Harrison,  Paul McCartney, John Lennon and Ringo Starr before their appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show and before a concert at Maple Leaf Gardens in August of 1964.

Left to right: George Harrison, Paul McCartney, Trudy Medcalf, John Lennon, Ringo Starr

This interview also highlights another side of Trudy who went on to become Dr. Trudy Medcalf.

Dr. Medcalf works as an educator and researcher in gerontology and speaks about the power of elder circles.

1050 CHUM top 50 chart from September, 1964.

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Trudy’s story about the Beatles was also featured in the website Meet the Beatles for Real

The Power of Elder Circles article is a magazine interview Trudy gave about elder circles.

The CBC radio 1 program Ideas featured Trudy in a presentation called Aging by the book
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