Those Youngsters from Liverpool
February 18, 2013
You may want to sit down for this.
Did you know that the Beatles' first hit in the USA, “Please Please Me,” was released 50 years ago on February 25, 1963?! Can you believe it? It just doesn’t seem possible.
Then on February 9, 1964, The Beatles debuted on the Ed Sullivan Show. In his introduction, he said, "The city never has witnessed the excitement stirred by these youngsters from Liverpool." I remember that show with all the screaming, sweaty girls in the audience. Yes, I’d say there was some excitement stirred!
When the Beatles craze swept the USA, I was four-years-old. I would sneak my sisters’ Beatles albums or "45s" when they weren’t home, stack them on the record player, and sing away. We would discuss (and sometimes argue) who our favorite Beatle was. Mine? Paul! (Sometimes it was George if I wanted to be different.)
So, in honor of 50 years of The Beatles, why not revisit some of your favorite songs or videos. You can access these through our new music Freegal Music database or by clicking on one of these links:
The 4 complete Ed Sullivan shows starring the Beatles (DVD)
The Beatles: the first U.S. visit (DVD)
The Beatles. Help! (DVD)
The Beatles (sound recording)
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (sound recording)
Beatles anthology 1 (sound recording)
Enjoy! And, by the way, who was your favorite Beatle?
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