Monthly Archives: February 2014

CBS Beatles Special Got the Important Stuff Right

Bill King reviews CBS’ “The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute To The Beatles” … As I’ve written before, I didn’t listen to Top 40 radio much before The Beatles, so when I tuned in to “The Ed Sullivan … Continue reading

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The Sunday Night That Changed My World

This memoir by Bill King originally was published in Beatlefan #87, February 1994. A slightly reworked version of it serves as the foreword in Al Sussman’s new book “Changin’ Times: 101 Days That Shaped a Generation.” … There was something … Continue reading

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The Beatles Saved Him From Being a Nerd

Marc Catone writes about how the arrival of The Beatles in America 50 years ago had a transformative effect on his young life. Picture a 13-year-old boy in early 1964. His hair contains a thick layer of the world’s worst … Continue reading

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SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE: A Tribute to Ed Sullivan

Here, as the first in a series of posts that we’ll have marking the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ U.S. debut, is an essay by Bill King on the man who made it possible for 73 million Americans to get … Continue reading

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