February 5, 2014 | 6511 views
What are your memories of watching The Beatles on the Sullivan Show
Even though I was just a little kid, they were my first loves. I still own my first pop/rock record album “Meet The Beatles.”
I went next door to my friend’s house in Brooklyn. We were so excited that we got paper and pencils and sketched them — just in case we never got to see again. If we only knew!
I watched from my freshman dorm at Cornell. I didn’t think much of their music at the time, But after “NorwegianWood,” “Yesterday” and “Here, There and Everywhere” came out,
We sat on my parent’s bed with the “clicker.” Right after the show, my brother Bruce and I went into the basement. I played my drum set like Ringo, and he played air guitar like John Lennon.
I was curious to see how low Americans would soon stoop musically to call most of The Beatles multi-guitar-based, three-or-four simple chord changes per song “good music.” With very few exceptions, I was not disappointed. We all lost.
I was mermerized! I was in heaven, it was wonderful. Their music was like nothing I’d ever heard before.