BEATLES 50 YEARS AGO THIS EVENING
50 Years Ago This Evening...Sunday, February 9, 1964
Every young person in America and their curious parents were tuned
to "The Ed Sullivan Show" on CBS.
Beatlemania had already begun on radio and now the group would
perform live for the very first time in America.
The enthusiasm has never stopped. What happened back then?
1. A group from England at that time was the exotic equivalent of a
band from Venus.
2. The country needed a lift 2 months after JFK.
3. The sound was unlike anything young people at the time had ever
4. Their vivacious personalities and humor was overwhelming.
In six years, they constantly evolved. From Pop/Rock "Meet the
to Folk Rock "Rubber Soul" to Experimental Pop "Revolver" to
Psychedelic "Sgt. Pepper" to Eclectic "White Album" to
R&B "Abbey Road."
And every one of their songs was commercial, hummable and
Can you imagine a world without The Beatles?
Quality of life in the 20th Century (and beyond) was greatly
because of John, Paul, George and Ringo.