The Beatles remembered
By Don Kruse, Editor
Growing up, The Ed Sullivan Show was a favorite of everyone in our house. The highly-rated show in the days of black and white television had a large following each Sunday night. We seldom missed it.
Many entertainers got their start on the show, and the exposure to a national audience made them famous.
So it was 50 years ago this past Sunday night when The Beatles made their debut on the show. The four lads from Liverpool, England were already popular in their native land, but most of us know now that their appearance with Ed Sullivan in New York changed pop culture in America.
Their show created mass hysteria with teen-age girls, and they would go on to become an iconic music group.
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