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It's a coincidence of the calendar that a bunch of 50th anniversary dates have recently fallen on the same day of the week as they originally did. Kennedy's assassination, the Doctor's premiere, and, now, most of the Beatle remembrances from February 1964. (Those parallels will end when this month does, since 2/64 had a leap day and 2/14 does not.)

I don't remember it, but I'm quite sure I was watching on that legendary Sunday night.  We were an Ed Sullivan family, for most of the memories I do have until the show ended sevenish years later. Spinning plates; George Carlin in his primordial comedy bits; and of course Topogigio going, "Hello, Eddie!" 

Still, this coming Sunday recalls that half-a-century-Sunday ago, where those four moptops from Liverpool made their first appearance here.  I've seen videos of that appearance many times since, as well as seeing, in the mid-70s, the NBC-Python riff on it from the not-quite-Fab Four group known as the Rutles:



(I found myself listening to the Youtube of the entire Rut-album today; the homage is as well-done as it is sad, given the demographics of the two groups all these years later.)

If November 1963 brought an end to Camelot, February 1964 brought back hope of a world full of love and simplicity and good music. The simple became more complex over the remainder of the decade,  but those four voices stayed with us, and will always stay with us,  no matter what mortality affects the Fab Foursome before or since this date.  My go-to Rochester radio choice began this morning with a bunch of these early-era Beatles songs:

9:01 a.m.
all my loving
Artist : the beatles
Album : anthology I
til there was you
Artist : the smithereens
Album : meet the smithereens
9:07 AM
she loves you
Artist : marjorie thompson
Album : good, fast and cheap


9:10 AM
i saw her standing there
Artist : edward sharpe and the magnetic zeros
Album : beatles reimagined
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drbear From: drbear Date: February 8th, 2014 02:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
Speaking as a card-carrying old fart, remember: we're going to have 50th anniversaries of EVERY DAMN THING that happened in the 60s.
plantmom From: plantmom Date: February 9th, 2014 03:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ha ha, so true!
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