It seems crazy but 53 years ago last Thursday was the 53rd anniversary of when The Beatles first played on The Ed Sullivan Show and started the whole wave of Beatlemania here in the United States. In honor of that anniversary, we’ve got a half a dozen links about the Fabulous Four’s first time on The Ed Sullivan show all those years ago. And then there’s the usual MBIP Coming Attractions for next week below that. Yeah, yeah, yeah.
The Beatles’ First ‘Ed Sullivan’ Appearance: 10 Rock Stars Remember - I was the same age as Richie Sambora when they appeared on the show. I wonder if he went to a Catholic kindergarten too?
The Beatles’ first Ed Sullivan Show - This is a great article with photos and memories from The Beatles and Ed Sullivan about that fateful day in history.
The Beatles' Yearlong Journey To 'The Ed Sullivan Show' - This article touches on the fact that the timing of a CBS news story on The Beatles shortly after the assasination of JFK helped start the wave of Beatlemania that reached a fever pitch the night of The Ed Sullivan show on February 9th.
The Beatles On Ed Sullivan: 20 Things You Need To Know - Number two is interesting, I never knew Jack Paar played a clip of The Beatles first and that he had a condescending attitude about them.
The Story Behind The Beatles on Ed Sullivan - This is a great in-depth story on how the whole event came to be.
Historic Hysterics: Witnesses to a Really Big Show - Memories from people that were there. And yes, this is a NY Times article, but don’t worry, it’s not FAKE NEWS! Yeah, yeah, yeah.
Last night I went out with my friends Artie and Sandra and we had a fantastic meal at one of the areas newest restaurant/pubs, Pizza 150 in Kickapoo-Edwards, Illinois and you can read all about that in tomorrow’s Saturday Night post. Tuesday we continue our year-long sandwich tour and it’s the 35th week, tune in to see where we visited for this week’s sandwich. And now it pains me to say that right now I have no idea what I’m going to be doing Wednesday, Thursday or Friday of this week. So I need to go think of some stuff to do here, you can run along and have your Sunday fun and we’ll see you all tomorrow for another wonderful and funderful week here at MBIP!