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  posted on 2/8/2007 at 12:27 PM
It is really hard to believe that 43 years ago at this very time, 4 young men from Liverpool, England were staying in NYC, preparing to be seen on the Ed Sullivan Show on the 9th, and the world as we knew it completely changed. John, Paul, George, and Ringo - the Beatles! - are still as good as it gets. Their songs stand the test of time, their brilliance, too, and the diversity of the talents they brought stand as tall as any who played rock music. Anyone else remember that first night, that first song? Wow - truly one of life's great moments!
Willie Howard (from Mayberryetta, a suburb of Hot'lanta)

 

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  posted on 2/8/2007 at 12:31 PM
For a few weeks that winter we were all rivoted to our Sunday viewing of the Ed Sullivan show. Amazing times, many great memories. Great time to grow up.

 

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  posted on 2/8/2007 at 12:36 PM
I was 2 yrs old.

 

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  posted on 2/8/2007 at 12:37 PM
........will never forget

 

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  posted on 2/8/2007 at 12:39 PM
WH, I remember well before that night, listening to the new stuff from across the pond on WLS out of Chicago. Clear channel, right into Gadsden. Everybody's "Wolfman Jack" nighttime station around here. Dick Biondi and Art Roberts, among others, laid the groundwork for the invite from Sullivan.

But this night was very significant in the chain of events that causes all of us to know each other, because it was the triggering event for what came to be known as the Brittish Invasion, which soon birthed what has come to be known as "garage bands,"
groups of young men that wanted to emulate the Beatles (and their legion of chicks), who generally rehearsed in folks' garages.

They were everywhere around here. Happy Days. Almost every large high school had one or two. At Seabreeze High, in Daytona Beach, Fla., their garage band was called The Escorts. Used to rehearse in somebody's kitchen. Later became the Allman Joys. We know the rest.

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  posted on 2/8/2007 at 12:41 PM
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For a few weeks that winter we were all rivoted to our Sunday viewing of the Ed Sullivan show. Amazing times, many great memories. Great time to grow up.


i was just there to watch Topo Gigio...

 

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  posted on 2/8/2007 at 12:42 PM
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Great time to grow up.
Oh, it was wonderful!!!

Thanks for bringing back this memory, Bill! I can remember first watching these English lads on Sullivan and I think things changed for me somehow (starting with the Beatle haircut I got a couple of weeks later...LOL) The next day at school the teacher asked the classroom whether anybody had seen the Beatles on Sullivan the night before and whether any of us liked what we saw and I had my hand raised high (but was surprised to look around the room and see very few other hands up there - oh well, what they didn't know didn't hurt me!) This time is one of my sweetest memories!

 

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  posted on 2/8/2007 at 01:10 PM
For those of us old enough to remember...........it was PURE MAGIC. I think anyone who saw those Ed Sullivan shows as they occurred live for the first time will agree with me, that even as a little kid, you KNEW that something very special and earth shattering was happening before your eyes and ears. No, you weren't old enough to know that music and culture was being forever changed...........all you knew was that it was truly MAGICAL.

 

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  posted on 2/8/2007 at 01:19 PM
I have a slightly different perspective....

I lived in France as an Army Brat between Sep 61 and Sep 66. Due to the VAT/taxes, we did not have a telly, but instead had Armed Forces Radio as our entertainment. I was eight and blown away by the music available then, including not only the Beatles but the Stones, Yardbirds, Manfred Mann.....it was great catching the acts so early in their careers. In addition, the soundtrack for Hard Day's Night, an lp I still own, blew me away. From the opening notes of HDN....it was WOOOOOOW.....

And, let me see if anyone else can get beyond ego and admit to something. Even at the age, we "schoolboys" knew the laddies seemed to like the Fab Four. I recall lots of singing Beatle songs on the way to school to catch the girls attention.. Hell, some of us even knew all of the words, and could YEAH YEAH YEAH in time

So, no, I know where I wasn't on 9 Feb 64, but hell, it was close enough to the source.

Anyone else remember Hang On Sloopy the first time?

 

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  posted on 2/8/2007 at 01:22 PM
Great to see ya out and about, Bill! I still remember shaking the hand-that shook-the hand-of the hand that shook the hand of Paul McCartney! Hope to see you at a show real soon!

Oh yeah! The Beatles! Love those guys, too!

 

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  posted on 2/8/2007 at 01:25 PM
I remember it vividly, though I was only a young child. The anticipation among family members had been building all day. My entire family (including Grandma!) gathered to watch that historic night.

I must admit I didn't remember the exact date. Thanks, Bill. (It was great chatting with you this morning and great to see ya around!)

 

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  posted on 2/8/2007 at 01:29 PM
I can remember watching Ed Sullivan all the time. Thanks for the memories.
 

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  posted on 2/8/2007 at 01:32 PM
I was 6 years old.I don't remember it that clearly,but I know I watched it because my brother told me to.He was working at the hotel(Plaza I think) when they were there.

 

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  posted on 2/8/2007 at 01:32 PM
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I was 2 yrs old.
I was 3....

 

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  posted on 2/8/2007 at 01:44 PM
i was 13 or 14 and it forever changed the course of my life i got the live music bug ..still got it!

 

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  posted on 2/8/2007 at 01:46 PM
My first musical epiphany ! 11 years old. Wow ! I went C-R-A-Z-Y after that. Bought I Want To Hold Your Hand/I Saw Her Standing There single, Meet The Beatles, and on and on and on right up through today (Anthology 3 was my last purchase.) Got the Beatle wig, Beatle cards, etc. Ringo was my favorite. Me & three other 4th grade friends of mine pantomimed the Beatles at a "talent show." One of our "Beatles" moms got a bunch of young ladies to fill the front rown and scream their heads off. I thought it was for real !!! Hahaha!!! Our "set" was Twist & Shout & Thank You Girl. LOL !!! THE most important group in rock history, hell, maybe musical history. How wonderful.
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For a few weeks that winter we were all rivoted to our Sunday viewing of the Ed Sullivan show. Amazing times, many great memories. Great time to grow up.


i was just there to watch Topo Gigio...


And of course my name is Ed...sooooo how much did I hear"Eddie, kiss me goodnight"

 

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  posted on 2/8/2007 at 01:53 PM
Back in the early 60's my father was a VP at an advertising agency in Philadelphia. His agency was offered exclusive rights to Beatles merchandise. This was 1962. They all went over to England to meet them, went to a party with them (which was one of my father's favorite stories to tell). The president of the agency was very conservative and one of those that believed rock & roll would fail. He turned down the offer. My father was devistated, as he lobbied hard for it. It is forever, one of those, what could have been moments. That said, when they appeared on that first Ed Sullivan show, my father made sure we all witness that history. I was 5 years old and still to this day, remember that show.
 

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  posted on 2/8/2007 at 01:54 PM
Loved Topo ... he was so cute. What about Senor Wences? He used to crack me up (s'alright? s'alright).

 

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  posted on 2/8/2007 at 02:07 PM
I was 14. It was an eye opener in that my generation was going to have a different window on the world that our parents didn't have. Everything was beginning to change....
 

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  posted on 2/8/2007 at 02:14 PM
thinking back, it wasn't the beatles for me.

the song that i really liked back then was the theme to "secret agent man".

that song rocked...


Johnny Rivers

There's a man who leads a life of danger
To everyone he meets he stays a stranger
With every move he makes another chance he takes
Odds are he won't live to see tomorrow

Secret agent man, secret agent man
They've given you a number and taken away your name

Beware of pretty faces that you find
A pretty face can hide an evil mind
Ah, be careful what you say
Or you'll give yourself away
Odds are you won't live to see tomorrow

Secret agent man, secret agent man
They've given you a number and taken away your name



Secret agent man, secret agent man
They've given you a number and taken away your name

Swingin' on the Riviera one day
And then layin' in the Bombay alley next day
Oh no, you let the wrong word slip
While kissing persuasive lips
The odds are you won't live to see tomorrow

Secret agent man, secret agent man
They've given you a number and taken away your name

Secret agent man

 

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  posted on 2/8/2007 at 02:16 PM
As I grew older, I can remember my Aunt Mona loveddddd the Beatles. She was a Beatle freak. Had all the paraphenalia and posters, all the records, etc. I do remember her room was actually covered, and I mean every stitch of wall was covered with Beatle pictures.

That was really amazing.

I have the Beatle Anthology VHS tapes. Theyre probably on DVD now, but they have some amazing footage. Its definitely a good collection to have.

One of my favorites is the Beatles at Shea Stadium. The screaming was so loud that the guys couldnt hear their monitors. What band can make that happen? I think Aunt Mona was there.

Eileen

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  posted on 2/8/2007 at 02:24 PM
Coming into work yesterday, I was playing the Concert for Bangladesh on the cd player, and there is a person on the van who was not yet born when it was recorded....so I ask him if has any idea what the Beatles mean to us baby boomers. How could he? I told him that thousands and thousands showed up at MSG, without a hope of getting in, just to be close. And in Hittin the Note, there was an interview with the photog from New Orleans who took many pics of the ABB at the Warehouse and was a friend to the band, and he stated that when he saw George for the first time, he was just standing there crying...a grown man. A year or so later, he is asked to be the official photgrapher for Paul when he was recording an album in New Orleans...the guy that asked him also asked if he was going to cry, because in Memphis or Nashville the photographer was crying all the time being so close to Paul...these are grown people, crying over musicians....Sidney told the guy he would not cry, LOL...

They were cultural icons, and we were very moved by these 4 young men and looked to them and to Dylan for answers, as silly as that sounds. They changed the world, for better or worse. I think for the better, but that is just my opinion.

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  posted on 2/8/2007 at 02:33 PM
Nuthin' like Beatles trivia with THE Willie Howard.
Was it She Loves You?
I remember the night vividly - I remember the previous 3 days vividly, the landing at Idlewild, the stay at the Plaza, the trip to Central Park for photos, George's sore throat; sitting about a foot and a half in front of the television, fists clenched and hopping up and down on the floor, tears of joy during All My Loving, **** eating grin on my 11 year old face.
It was a beginning I shall never forget. Thanks for the reminder.

 

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