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Re: It was 49 years ago today....2.9.64

Sat Feb 09, 2013 9:24 pm

intheghetto wrote:The Beatles first appearance on Ed Sullivan, and it's still amazing.

...and guess who sends their regards...

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A momentous event indeed. Time flies.

Here is rocker Steve Van Zandt's take on the moment when everything changed, from UNCUT (Take 145, June 2009) -->

The British Invasion really hit big on February 9, 1964, when the Beatles played The Ed Sullivan Show, which the entire family used to watch -- a mass shared experience, which we really don't have anymore.

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The impact of seeing the Beatles was equivalent to a flying saucer landing in Hyde Park. We'd never seen anything like it. They were young, their hair was different, their clothes were different, their attitude was different, the sound was different, and they just exuded hope and the exhilaration of unlimited possibility. It was that much joy being communicated.

Anyway, on February 8, 1964 there were no bands in America. On February 10, everybody had one.


Read more on what February 9, 1964 meant -->

Marcus --> How Rock Changed Between 1956 and 1964
http://www.elvis-collectors.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=45429

Re: It was 49 years ago today....2.9.64

Wed Feb 20, 2013 6:32 pm

They changed music and culture as much as Elvis did in the 50's. Anyone who refutes this is in denial of what they accomplsihed.

Re: It was 49 years ago today....2.9.64

Thu Feb 21, 2013 2:32 am

r&b wrote:They changed music and culture as much as Elvis did in the 50s.


Maybe even more so.

r&b wrote:Anyone who refutes this is in denial of what they accomplished.


Absolutely right.