Friday, February 26, 2010
if you write they will listen
in 1963 t.v. personality ed sullivan had a feeling, based on the mania surrounding their scandinavian tour, that the beatles would be a 'really big' hit for his show. another elvis! brilliant mop tops manager brian epstein told ed he could have the boys but only if he booked them THREE sundays in a row. so, in february of 1964 the small screen gave birth to the blues in the form of a young audience screaming their broken hearts out that john was in fact married.
over 70 million t.v. sets were turned on and poured out the catchy tunes and undeniable charisma of the lucky lads from liverpool. i was watching.
photo: older, wiser, and still having a blast.