Friday, February 21, 2014

Exclamation point

February 22, 1964

It has been a lot of fun for me to write this blog over the last three years and get a sense of all the events and people who came together to make the Beatles possible.  It's impossible to overestimate the impact they have had on popular culture and so I'd like to finish by publicly thanking John, Paul George and Ringo for bringing so much joy and meaning into so many lives.

I know I promised to end this blog when the Beatles appear on the Sullivan show, but here's one more post on the day they return to jolly old England and their first days of undying worldwide fame.  And so they played a few gigs in the USA, including Carnegie Hall (practice, practice, practice!) on February 12th, and a return engagement with Ed Sullivan on the 14th.  Then, a few glorious days of rest in the Florida sun.  I wonder if they, in a quiet moment, reflect on what a long and winding road it had been.  From basement clubs and little pubs, to Liverpool dance halls and Hamburg, Germany and British package tours. And now this!

And the rest, as they say, is history.

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