Monday, February 7, 2011

February 7: Unofficial National Beatles Day

Posted By on Mon, Feb 7, 2011 at 12:01 PM

February 7 is the anniversary of the day in 1964 when the Beatles first came to the United States. As far as many baby boomers such as myself are concerned, that’s when “The Sixties” actually began, eventually opening up the possibility of widespread cultural changes and loosening western civilization’s painfully tight sphincter (so to speak). I say this every year, and although I realize it will never happen, I’ll say it again: Considering the importance of the cultural revolution the Beatles inadvertently launched and inspired, February 7 should be a national holiday. And yes, again, I’m serious. If the mediocrities that comprise the vast majority of U.S. Presidents can have a national holiday, why not have one for four guys who had more effect on America than most White House residents could dream of? While we're waiting for that to happen, here is a video of the Beatles’ first television appearance, Feb. 9, 1964, on the Ed Sullivan Show.

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