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10 Musicians Who Saw The Beatles

This is part of a series of essays to mark the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ first American television appearance on CBS’s “The Ed Sullivan Show.” It culminates with CBS News, 50 Years Later…The Beatles at […]

02/09/2014

The Beatles Behind-The-Scenes at The Ed Sullivan Show

Out of a Flaming Pie Comes the Beatles

This is part of a series of essays to mark the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ first American television appearance on CBS’s “The Ed Sullivan Show.” It culminates with CBS News Live Experiences’ “50 Years: The Beatles,” a live, […]

02/03/2014

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Paul McCartney’s “Loving” Muse

This is part of a series of essays to mark the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ first American television appearance on CBS’s “The Ed Sullivan Show.” It culminates with CBS News Live Experiences’ “50 Years: The […]

01/29/2014

Beatles In Paris

All-Time Great Beatles One-Liners

By Bill Crandall On both sides of the Atlantic, many members of the press resented being assigned to The Beatles beat. After all, attempting intellectual discourse with baby-faced “musicians” over screaming teenagers at airports, train […]

01/27/2014

The Beatles Behind-The-Scenes at The Ed Sullivan Show

Motown Really Had A Hold On The Beatles

On their second album, The Beatles wore their influences on the record sleeve. Released in the U.K. less than three months before the Fab Four’s U.S. invasion, With the Beatles featured eight original compositions, one […]

01/24/2014

Feburary 8, 1964: Liverpudlian beat combo The Beatles, from left to right Ringo Starr, John Lennon (1940 - 1980), Paul McCartney and George Harrison (1943 - 2001), talk to a journalist at London Airport.  (Photo by Evening Standard/Getty Images)

Meet the Beatles: ‘Alley Cats in Agony’

By Bill Crandall This is part of a series of essays to mark the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ first American television appearance on CBS’s “The Ed Sullivan Show.” It culminates with CBS News Live Experiences’ […]

01/22/2014

The Beatles

Where The Heck Did You Get That Hair?

By Bill Crandall This is part of a series of essays to mark the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ first American television appearance on CBS’s “The Ed Sullivan Show.” It culminates with CBS News Live Experiences’ […]

01/17/2014

Beatles In Seattle

The Earliest Strain of Beatlemania

By Bill Crandall Five decades before Bieber Fever crept over the Canadian border or One Direction Infection slid across the Atlantic, Beatlemania absolutely stormed America. Britain’s Daily Mail was the first major publication to print the […]

01/17/2014

Beatle Girls

Boss To Cray: Teen-Speak Then & Now

By Bill Crandall This is part of a series of essays to mark the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ first American television appearance on CBS’s “The Ed Sullivan Show.” It culminates with CBS News Live Experiences’ […]

01/17/2014

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I Saw The News Today, Oh Boy

By Bill Crandall This is part of a series of essays to mark the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ first American television appearance on CBS’s “The Ed Sullivan Show.” It culminates with CBS News Live Experiences’ […]

01/17/2014

The Beatles Behind-The-Scenes at The Ed Sullivan Show

Ed Sullivan: ‘Who the Hell Are The Beatles?’

By Bill Crandall This is part of a series of essays to mark the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ first American television appearance on CBS’s “The Ed Sullivan Show.” It culminates with CBS News Live Experiences’ […]

01/17/2014