For the millions of Americans who got their first glimpse of the Beatles on February 9, 1964, life would never be the same.
More Sullivan performances followed. So did gigs in Washington and Miami, concerts (screamfests!) at Shea Stadium and elsewhere, all ending (in America) with the final San Francisco show in 1966. But the albums kept coming--"Rubber Soul," "Revolver," "Sergeant Pepper," "Magical Mystery Tour," "Abbey Road," "Let It Be," each reflecting the Beatles' development as musicians, their growing political awareness, and (at times) their fraying personal relationships. The '69 rooftop concert in London gave us a final glimpse of the band doing what they did best--playing music and having fun.
If you're a Beatles' fan (or even if you're not but you're looking for a place on campus to hang out), you'll want to get to the College Center (Rms. 252-253) this Tuesday, April 1, for a look back at the Fab Four. There'll be food, music, videos, giveaways, and a few surprises. Can't promise that Paul or Ringo will show up, but you'll have a good time anyway, listening to music, watching videos, and remembering a group that changed just about everything in America, all those years ago.
Ladies and Gentlemen . . . The Beatles!