CBS News 50 Years Later

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What Sparked Beatlemania In 1964

Guest blog by Bruce Spizer As strange as it sounds, Beatlemania in America was jump started by CBS News anchorman Walter  Cronkite, a 15-year-old girl from Silver Spring, Maryland, and a disc jockey  from Washington, D.C.   Cronkite’s decision […]

01/27/2014

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

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Brian Epstein: The Fifth Beatle

By Vivek J. Tiwary “If anyone was The Fifth Beatle, it was Brian.” – Paul McCartney, 1999 “Like the great classical composers, the Beatles will inspire people, and they will stand the test of time.” – […]

01/23/2014

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

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John Lennon Remembers The First Time He Met Paul McCartney

(Photo by AFP/Getty Images) As the 50th anniversary of The Beatles appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show draws near, CBS has dug deep into its archives to unearth memorable moments remembered through audio, photos and […]

01/18/2014

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Ringo Was Bored Talking About The Beatles After Their 1970 Break-Up

(Photo by Central Press/Getty Images) Former Beatles guitarist and singer, Ringo Starr, interviewed with radio DJ, Scott Muni, in 1992 to promote his album, Time Takes Time. The interview took place right before his All-Starr […]

01/17/2014

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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

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Paul McCartney Reveals His Favorite Beatles Song, Exclusion of George Harrison From 1984 Film

(Photo by David Harris/Keystone/Getty Images) With the 50th anniversary of The Beatles appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show quickly approaching, CBS has dug deep into its archives to unearth some memorable moments with the band […]

01/17/2014

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George Harrison Recalls The Influence American Culture Had On The Beatles In 1987 Interview

The former Beatles guitarist, George Harrison, interviewed with radio disk jockey Scott Muni in 1987 to discuss Harrison’s collaboration with his co-producer Jeff Lynne and his history with the world-renowned group.

01/17/2014

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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

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Asimov’s Predictions Vs. Reality Today

Isaac Asimov, an author and professor of biochemistry at Boston U., wrote of the 1964 World’s Fair — which looked ahead to a world without thermonuclear war — and guessed what the world would be […]

01/17/2014

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