The Beatles, Ed Sullivan, and Me

A nice read for you Beatles enthusiasts out there.

Envisioning The American Dream

Anniversary Edition From the Vault

Can it really be over half a century since the Beatles burst into our lives on an ordinary Sunday night after which nothing would be the same again?

There are few of my generation who do not recall first seeing the Beatles that February 9th evening in 1964 fifty-eight years ago.

Like most Americans, Sunday, night was Ed Sullivan at my house, and at 8 o’clock along with 73 million other viewers, my family gathered around the TV set in the living room to watch the very first live television appearance of that British import the Beatles. Like most, my own parents tuned in just to see what the heck all the fuss was about with this Mop Top foursome.

While my parents sat a safe distance away, I plopped myself down as close as possible to the set (without being yelled at by Mom…

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Author: Whipped Owl

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