THE BEATLES: EIGHT DAYS A WEEK – THE TOURING YEARS

There is a story I heard — possibly apocryphal, but too good to dismiss — that when The Beatles played The Ed Sullivan Show on February 9, 1964, something happened that never happened before or since in the history of New York City: not a single crime was reported. For the 10 minutes that the Fab Four played “All My Loving,” “Till There Was You,” and “She Loves You,” even the criminals of Manhattan stopped and took notice. Approximately 23 million households, 34% of the American population, tuned into The Ed Sullivan Show that night because something magical was happening, … Continue reading THE BEATLES: EIGHT DAYS A WEEK – THE TOURING YEARS

A HARD DAY’S NIGHT

“Are you a mod or a rocker?” “Ladies and Gentlemen… The Beatles!” On February 9, 1964, Ed Sullivan introduced America to four lads from Liverpool, and teenagers erupted into one giant senseless scream that lasted until 1969. For ten minutes, The Beatles owned The Ed Sullivan Show and the world. It was a watershed moment in rock music, pop culture and the 20th Century. Five months later, their first movie, A Hard Day’s Night, hit theaters and the rest, as they say, is history. Watching A Hard Day’s Night, which will play at The Boedecker Theater on August 24th, is … Continue reading A HARD DAY’S NIGHT