Saturday, February 09, 2008

Yeah, Yeah, Yeah!

Today is my absolute, all time favorite day in Beatles history. It's when Americans everywhere were introduced to the Fab Four via The Ed Sullivan Show, on February 9, 1964. Life would never be the same...especially for barbers.

I'm willing to bet, that if you were to visit the Ed Sullivan Theater in the middle of a still night, long after David Letterman's crew has left, that you'd still hear faint screeches of the teenage girls who were in the audience on that fateful evening. I wasn't there, but I'm sure if I were, I would've been screaming alright. At the audience. "Shut up, sluts! I want to hear the music!"

Other guests who appeared that evening were a magician named Fred Kaps, who did some card and salt shaker tricks, the cast of "Oliver," Frank Gorshin, Terry McDermott, Tessie O'Shea, and McCall & Brill. Who? You gotta feel sorry for these people. Their names were never well known and never will be. But file that away in your noggin in case you're ever on a trivia game show.

The official Beatles' site has a FAB-ulous section dedicated to every detail of the Beatles' First U.S. Visit. Click here to check it out. And long live the music of John, Paul, George, and Ringo.

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