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About this blog: I was a "corporate brat" growing up and lived in different parts of the country, ending in Houston, Texas for high school. After attending college at UC Davis, and getting an MBA at Harvard, I embarked on a marketing career, mai...  (More)

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The Beatles

Uploaded: Feb 9, 2014

I remember 50 years ago today when I watched the Beatles perform on the Ed Sullivan Show. Pretty typical 10 year old in a typical US suburb, sitting in my family's living room watching a black and white TV.

There are composers and musical artists who have contributed to the genre of popular music. In my parents' youth, there were the likes of Cole Porter, Sammy Kahn, Sinatra, inter alia.

I don't think anyone in that era did better than what the Beatles did—compose, record, entertain. Interestingly, they tired of the entertainment aspect of their persona, and some of the richest music emerged after they stopped touring. Timeless stuff.

Still my favorite band.
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Posted by all 4, a resident of South of Midtown,
on Feb 10, 2014 at 6:31 pm

all 4 beatles have ''galactic portal'' on their ''mayan oracle'' birth signatures. meaning they bring in cosmic influences. strange ''co incidence''. maybe not. so was mozart. not western astrology.its different.


Posted by Bru, a resident of Crescent Park,
on Feb 21, 2014 at 1:10 am

Bru is a registered user.

That's funny ... I recall that night too ... but vaguely. We were eating out in a local restaurant, I wish I could remember where, and on a black and white TV I think they were playing Hey Jude? I think it was a local buffet, or smorgasbord ... but cannot remember where or what. A happy kids memory with my family. Over the year my admiration for the Beatles, and the music scene in general has faded. I still like the Beatles, and marvel that Paul McCartney has kept going like he has, but it's never been the same since I was kid and grew up. It used to be magical, now it was kind of a sad farce that set the precedent for all kinds of new ways to twist kid's head and advertise them them.


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