Where were you when The Beatles came to America on February 7, 1964?

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  1. Patty Inglish, MS profile image91
    Patty Inglish, MSposted 4 years ago

    Where were you when The Beatles came to America on February 7, 1964?

    What were you doing that day or on February 9, when The Beatles performed on The Ed Sullivan Show?

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  2. duffsmom profile image60
    duffsmomposted 4 years ago

    I was 13 and I can remember their "long" hair was very shocking and unsettling for parents!  I was at home watching the Ed Sullivan Show.  I'm not sure why this particular group resonated so much with young teens but I was among them.

    Now I hear their music and two things happen, I am transported back in time but I am also left thinking...gee that music sounded better in the 60's then it does now.

    1. Patty Inglish, MS profile image91
      Patty Inglish, MSposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      That's an entertaining comment, duffsmom. I was a child who didn't understand the screaming girls, but liked Ringo. Still do. The lyrics were pretty simple, weren't they?

  3. profile image51
    tbHistorianposted 4 years ago

    I was working on the farm that day.  I was in the living room with my sweet girlfriend who later became my wife.  We enjoyed the music and continue to listen to it today.

    1. Patty Inglish, MS profile image91
      Patty Inglish, MSposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      That is a heart warming story and I am glad you shared it.

  4. janshares profile image95
    jansharesposted 4 years ago

    Too young to remember, maybe outside playing in the snow. I do remember loving the Beatles music and seeing them on subsequent Ed Sullivan shows.

    1. Patty Inglish, MS profile image91
      Patty Inglish, MSposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      As a child, playing in the snow was likely more fun for you!

  5. lupine profile image72
    lupineposted 4 years ago

    I was just a small child, at home in California. I do remember watching the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show, we always watched it. I had a teenage sister at that time who just loved the Beatles...had their posters up.

    1. Patty Inglish, MS profile image91
      Patty Inglish, MSposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I bet those posters are valuable collectibles today, if she kept them.

    2. lupine profile image72
      lupineposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Patty, yes, they would be valuable, if they were still around. Unfortunately, my sister and I ripped them off the wall, thinking we were doing the right thing...we overheard our dad telling my teenage sister, she shouldn't have used plastic cement.

    3. Patty Inglish, MS profile image91
      Patty Inglish, MSposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Oh, that's funny. Did we even have two-sided tape back then?

    4. lupine profile image72
      lupineposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Patty, It wasn't funny at the time, my sister cried, and was mad, we were scared! The walll was a mess, she had glued the entire sheet to the wall, we ripped/peeled most of it off. No, 2-sided tape wasn't avai. then.

    5. Patty Inglish, MS profile image91
      Patty Inglish, MSposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I hope there was no punishment involved!

    6. lupine profile image72
      lupineposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      No, we didn't get into any trouble. So it ended well, for us. We knew not to touch my older sister's things after that.

  6. johnr54 profile image49
    johnr54posted 4 years ago

    I was 7 years old but The Ed Sullivan Show was a staple performance in our home.  I was watching the Beatles with my mom, dad and older brother.  I can remember exactly what TV we had.  Didn't know then how epic that day was to become.

    1. Patty Inglish, MS profile image91
      Patty Inglish, MSposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      That is a good memory you have for being 7. Few of us knew how big those four would become, I think.

  7. avorodisa profile image86
    avorodisaposted 4 years ago

    I was not even born. Lol. Which doesn't make the Beatles and their music less charming for me.

    1. Patty Inglish, MS profile image91
      Patty Inglish, MSposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I wonder where your parents were on that date and if they even cared about the Beatles. Interesting!

  8. Seafarer Mama profile image90
    Seafarer Mamaposted 4 years ago

    In a cozy, warm, dark, wet place, waiting to emerge into the world, which did not happen until almost 5 months later. ~:0)

    1. Patty Inglish, MS profile image91
      Patty Inglish, MSposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Did your parents play Beatles tunes for you throughout that time?

    2. Seafarer Mama profile image90
      Seafarer Mamaposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Probably not, Patty. My Mom is more of an Elvis fan.

    3. Patty Inglish, MS profile image91
      Patty Inglish, MSposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      How interesting. I wonder if she listened a lot before your birth. I like several of his numbers, now. I didn't when I was a teen or young adult.

  9. cygnetbrown profile image85
    cygnetbrownposted 4 years ago

    I was a little kid and I don't really remember, but for a while I lived across the road from Pigman Ranch in Missouri where they stayed for a couple of days to relax away from the crowds.

    1. Patty Inglish, MS profile image91
      Patty Inglish, MSposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      That's interesting! I've always liked Missouri and I bet they did as well.

 
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