Tag Archives: Ed Sullivan

February, 1964: A Revelation

Beatlefan reader Connie Colvin looks back 55 years at her first reaction to The Beatles. You might say that The Beatles snuck up on me, stealthily, to steal my heart. I do remember seeing the little film of them on … 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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