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  posted on 2/7/2006 at 03:56 PM
Hi everyone! On this day back in 64, some of us weren't even around! Even me! This day was the beginning of the British Invasion! The Beatles 1st came to us on this day! For y'all who were around, where and what were you up to?
 
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  posted on 2/7/2006 at 04:00 PM
i was in chicago and i was about 3ft. 10

 

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  posted on 2/7/2006 at 04:04 PM
Well, I can tell exacty where I was on that date....living in France, between Sep61 and Sep66....in Etain, near Metz....but, the "english" invasion had already hit the continent before the US

The oldest original lps still in my clutches are "Hard Day's Night" and "Beatles for Sale." I remember the Beatles, Stones, Animals quite clearly....as well as novelty acts like the McCoys, even the Yardbirds and the Royal Flying Scotman? (of Snoopy fame IIRC).....We were US expats living on a NATO AFB and due to VAT taxes did not have a telly. We did however have a great radio and listened to Armed Forces Radio all the time. They were pretty hip and played all of the new music coming out of England.

Before the movie "Hard Day's Night" came out in mid-1964, we all caught on that the lasses in our school were loving all of the Beatle tunes, so we began to learn the lyrics, as complicated as they were......I remember all of us as young lads singing Beatle songs on the school bus to impress the girls....ah, and back then I was only a decade less than the girl who was just 17, if you know what I mean?

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  posted on 2/7/2006 at 04:05 PM
I was a freshman in HS. I remember the scence at Idelwild aiport or was it Laquardea (sp) anyway, that weekend they were on Ed Sullivan. Big news at the time.

 

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  posted on 2/7/2006 at 04:05 PM
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i was in chicago and i was about 3ft. 10





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  posted on 2/7/2006 at 04:06 PM
I was in the 3rd grade.
Watched The Beatles at my then 74 year old grandmother's. She watched it as well.
I do not think she was against them. She did watch it.

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  posted on 2/7/2006 at 04:47 PM
I remember it clearly, I was nine years old. I was glued to the TV every time The Beatles came on Ed Sullivan, and it became the big buzz around grade school. It definitely was their charisma every bit as much as the music, although the music was great. And it seemed EVERYONE was fascinated by them, right down to my Grandparents who were very much anti-counterculture. Gram bought a Beatles wig, slipped it on Grandpa's head and everyone cracked up.

 

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  posted on 2/7/2006 at 05:02 PM
I was 10, my older sister and I watched Ed Sullivan in a hospital waiting room, my parents were visiting my Grandmother who had just had surgery. At that time children our age still weren't allowed to visit patients.

 

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  posted on 2/7/2006 at 05:38 PM
Sophmore in high school, pretty neat time. One item of substantial significance, IMHO, is the number of "garage bands" the era inspired. I know a lot of the Southern music scene evolved from Beatlemania, people saying, "Hey, I can do that!" Probably the case around the country. And, for sure, most of the stuff the Stones, Beatles and others were doing wasn't so hard to emulate. Indeed, the Allman Joys began in Daytona primarily covering the Brittish bands. Kinda' cool for Derek to complete the circle, in a sense, that goes all the way back to Mayhall and the Bluesbreakers. Also kinda' cool for the Brothers to complete an even bigger circle by having Milton Campbell, Hubert Sumlin, and others as special guests.
 
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  posted on 2/7/2006 at 05:46 PM
10 years old. Watched Ed Sullivan with my mom and dad. My dad said they needed to get a haircut. My mom thought the "Japanese Beatles" were cute.

 

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  posted on 2/7/2006 at 05:49 PM
I was a 6 year old first grader and watched them on Ed Sullivan. I thought they were cool.
 

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  posted on 2/7/2006 at 06:03 PM
almost 5 in new york watchin ed.....really big shuew!!!!!! we have all the way from liverpool the ruttles.......

 

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  posted on 2/7/2006 at 06:35 PM
Having a birthday party

 

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  posted on 2/7/2006 at 06:38 PM
Six years old. And I remember watching the Ed Sullivan Show (every Sunday night...btw), however I don't recall seeing the Beatles.

 

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  posted on 2/7/2006 at 06:50 PM
Nashville, 2ft 8in. Livin' the simple life.

Sorry 'bout that growth problem, Lefty. LOL. It doesn't sound like it hindered your axe skills any though!

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  posted on 2/7/2006 at 06:58 PM
I was 11, in the 6th grade. Didn't understand the magnitude of what was about to happen, realized it later in the year, when all the top songs were beatles songs. That guitar riff in I Feel Fine got me for good!
 

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  posted on 2/7/2006 at 07:09 PM
I was a sophomore in high school. I remember vividly their appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show and hearing 'Yeah, Yeah, Yeah', among other Beatles tunes, constantly on the AM radio. I enjoyed the Rolling Stones more than the Beatles, but it was all good!
 

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  posted on 2/7/2006 at 07:31 PM
I wasnt even thought of yet Not for another two years!

 

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  posted on 2/7/2006 at 07:36 PM
On Feb 7, 1964 the Beatles landed at JFK Airport in NY. I was 11 and in 6th grade. That's all anyone would talk about is that the Beatles had arrived in the USA & were going to be on Ed Sullivan, the #1 show on Sunday's then. Everyone watched. I remember watching & was immediately captured. Here was a bunch of young guys I could relate to, who were obviously having a ball. George was only 19 at the time! I saved my allowance, ran right out & bought "Introducing The Beatles" on the Vee Jay label. Next week I watched them over my Grandma & Granddad's house. Grandma laughed & laughed. She said she loved 'em. Good enough for Grandma, good enough for me!

Feb. 7, 1964

This first American press conference was held at JFK Airport on February 7th 1964. Disc jockey Murray the K, who would soon befriend the Beatles, was also in attendance.

Q: "What do you think of Beethoven?"

RINGO: "Great. Especially his poems."
(laughter)

M.C: "There's a question here."

Q: (yelling over the crowd noise) "Would you tell Murray the K to cut that crap out?"

BEATLES: (yelling, jokingly) "CUT THAT CRAP OUT!"
PAUL: "Hey, Murray!"
(laughter)

REPORTER: "Is that a question?"

M.C: (attempting to calm the chaos) "Will you be quiet, please."

Q: "In Detroit, there's people handing out car stickers saying, 'Stamp Out The Beatles.'"

PAUL: "Yeah well, we're bringing out a Stamp Out Detroit campaign."

(crowd noise in the room increases)

Q: "What about the Stamp Out The Beatles campaign?"

JOHN: "What about it?"

RINGO: "How big are they?"

Q: "What do you think of the comment that you're nothing but a bunch of British Elvis Presleys?"

JOHN: "He must be blind."

RINGO: (shaking like Elvis) "It's not true!! It's not true!!"

JOHN: (dances like Elvis)

(laughter)

FEMALE FAN: "Would you please sing something?"

BEATLES: "NO!"

(laughter)

RINGO: "Sorry."

M.C: "Next question."

Q: "There's some doubt that you CAN sing."

JOHN: "No, we need money first."
(laughter)

Q: "Does all that hair help you sing?"

PAUL: "What?"

Q: "Does all that hair help you sing?"

JOHN: "Definitely. Yeah."

Q: "You feel like Sampson? If you lost your hair, you'd lose what you have? 'It'?"

JOHN: "Don't know. I don't know."
PAUL: "Don't know."

M.C: "There's a question here."

Q: "How many of you are bald, that you have to wear those wigs?"

RINGO: "All of us."
PAUL: "I'm bald."

Q: "You're bald?"

JOHN: "Oh, we're all bald, yeah."
PAUL: "Don't tell anyone, please."
JOHN: "And deaf and dumb, too."
(laughter)

M.C: "Quiet, please."

Q: "Are you for real?"

PAUL: "For real."
JOHN: "Come and have a feel."
RINGO: (laughs)

Q: "Listen, I got a question here. Are you going to get a haircut at all while you're here?"

BEATLES: "NO!"
RINGO: "Nope."
PAUL: "No, thanks."
GEORGE: "I had one yesterday."
(laughter)
RINGO: "And that's no lie, it's the truth."
PAUL: "It's the truth."

Q: "You know, I think he missed some."

JOHN: "Nope."
GEORGE: "No, he didn't. No."
RINGO: "You should have seen him the day before."

Q: "What do you think your music does for these people?"

PAUL: "Uhh..."
JOHN: "Hmmm, well..."
RINGO: "I don't know. It pleases them, I think. Well, it must do, 'cuz they're buying it."

Q: "Why does it excite them so much?"

PAUL: "We don't know. Really."
JOHN: "If we knew, we'd form another group and be managers."
(laughter)

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  posted on 2/7/2006 at 07:38 PM
I was 12 years old and living in Norwich City in the County of Norfolk in England . . . I guess i was already a Beatles veteran of some 12 months or so by then . . . happy days

 

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  posted on 2/7/2006 at 08:17 PM
I was 10 sitting on the floor in front of the TV with my two cousins who were 12...I had my drumsticks out and beat the hell out of mom's good carpet along with the songs. My cousins had guitars quite soon aftrewards and the rest is infamy...lol

 

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  posted on 2/7/2006 at 08:20 PM
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  posted on 2/7/2006 at 08:21 PM
...but the soundtrack to my life anyway

 

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  posted on 2/7/2006 at 08:28 PM
I was in sixth grade in Killeen, Texas watching the Ed Sullivan show and waiting to see the Beatles. After it was all over with, couldn't wait to grow my crew cut out (took a while, Army dad, you know) but I knew then that "rock n' roll" had got my soul.
 
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4 for me ... do we hear 5...

 

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