It can't be 50 years ago...

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2014/02/09 16:48:15 (permalink)

It can't be 50 years ago...

that Ed Sullivan told the band to play. I refuse to acknowledge that I'm that old!
I plan on enjoying the show & ignore the math.
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    wanderingjew
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    Re:It can't be 50 years ago... 2014/02/09 17:42:41 (permalink)
    It sure can- I wasn't even born yet.
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    mar52
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    Re:It can't be 50 years ago... 2014/02/09 18:17:49 (permalink)
    Scary, Dale.  Makes me feel so old.
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    Re:It can't be 50 years ago... 2014/02/09 18:20:55 (permalink)
    As I watched, I remember thinking, "Who are these FREAKS with the long hair??"
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    Re:It can't be 50 years ago... 2014/02/09 19:14:56 (permalink)
    You were sporting a flattop at the time, Lisa?
     
    I was only 2-1/2 months old at the time and I've never asked my parents if they watched the broadcast.  Then again, when I was growing up all of their albums seemed to be from the late '50s and earlier so it's possible they never had an interest.  I don't recall watching the Sullivan show in general, either.
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    Re:It can't be 50 years ago... 2014/02/09 19:33:55 (permalink)
    Oh well...6 years before CC. Roadfood always makes me feel so young.
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    Re:It can't be 50 years ago... 2014/02/09 19:48:32 (permalink)
    ScreamingChicken

    You were sporting a flattop at the time, Lisa?


    My stylist called it a "crewcut". 
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    Re:It can't be 50 years ago... 2014/02/09 22:20:12 (permalink)
    I watched and it was a very seminal event for music. Changed a lot of things. But the Ed Sullivan show that influenced me the most was Buddy Holly and the Crickets in 1957. I wonder what music would have been like if the music hadn't died February 3, 1959.
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    Re:It can't be 50 years ago... 2014/02/10 00:27:33 (permalink)
    I saw the show on B&W TV.
    Had the same impression of these guys as I did of Elvis Presley.
    I said "These guys will never make it!"
    Go figure?
    I was a Big Band, Dave Brubeck, Stan Kenton kinda guy.
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    Re:It can't be 50 years ago... 2014/02/10 08:05:13 (permalink)
    I watched it and was hooked forever. What those guys did for music in the short time they were together is astounding....cool thing is that people will be saying that 100 years from now. I thought the tribute special last night was fantastic. Some performances were slightly better than others, but overall great. I think Annie Lennox stole the show and While My Guitar Gently Weeps with Joe Walsh and Gary Clark, Jr. (keep an eye on this guy) was right up there as well.
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    Re:It can't be 50 years ago... 2014/02/10 09:01:42 (permalink)
    Here's how it makes me feel old...
     
    In 1985 my department at work hired a new Analyst fresh out of college. She had just turned 21 and as we got to know her, it turned out she was born on 2/9/64, yes, the day the Beatles debuted on Ed Sullivan.
     
    Myself and my co-workers were amazed that somebody so young was now in the Professional work force. Well, now I'm retired and she just turned 50! She's still employed at a branch office, doing well,  and I sent her a Happy Birthday E mail yesterday.
     
    That being said, any time I get a little down about how old I am all of a sudden, I remind myself that I wouldn't trade being 15 in NY City at the height of Beatlemania in 1964 for anything. It was the best time ever to be a teenager.
     
    post edited by ken8038 - 2014/02/10 09:06:34
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    Re:It can't be 50 years ago... 2014/02/10 15:46:23 (permalink)
    Foodbme

    I saw the show on B&W TV.
    Had the same impression of these guys as I did of Elvis Presley.
    I said "These guys will never make it!"
    Go figure?
    I was a Big Band, Dave Brubeck, Stan Kenton kinda guy.

    Yeah.............and at 14 I thought, much ado about nothing............and as time went on, I thought the Stones were better. Of course, I also thought QVC (actually its predecessor) was a dumb idea.who's gonna sit for hours in front a screen-monitor and buy stuff!
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    Re:It can't be 50 years ago... 2014/02/10 16:04:40 (permalink)
    I was 10 years old.  I remember thinking they were wonderful.  My mother, somewhat to my surprise, also liked them.  She thought they were "clean-cut" (despite the "long" hair) and much preferred them to Elvis, who she thought was "lewd."
    My father also liked them at this stage, but not later in their career.
    I also remember going to grade school (5th grade) the next morning.  My teacher (my first male teacher) had written on the chalkboard:  "Did you see the Beatles?  Yes, I saw the Bugs."  Presumably this was to discourage us from asking him, though exactly why, I don't know.  Maybe a futile attempt to stop the students from chattering about them?
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    Re:It can't be 50 years ago... 2014/02/10 21:37:02 (permalink)
    Davydd

    I watched and it was a very seminal event for music. Changed a lot of things. But the Ed Sullivan show that influenced me the most was Buddy Holly and the Crickets in 1957. I wonder what music would have been like if the music hadn't died February 3, 1959.

    I watched the CBS special last night - I did like how Paul, visiting the old Sullivan theater (now David Letterman's venue) recalled how John asked if that was where Buddy Holly played, and when told it was the exact spot was awed.
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    Davydd
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    Re:It can't be 50 years ago... 2014/02/10 22:52:21 (permalink)
    The Beatles were greatly influenced by Buddy Holly. One will always wonder how rock and roll would have progressed had Buddy Holly lived. I bought every single Buddy Holly 45 rpm record or I should say I got a 45 rpm record in trade every week of my choice for delivering the newspaper to a record store on my route. I'm sure we both made out. They sold them for 75 cents retail and my weekly paper charge was 55 cents. Their wholesale cost had to be less than that.
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    Re:It can't be 50 years ago... 2014/02/14 02:34:08 (permalink)
    I was 6 weeks shy of 7, I don't remember watching it. I've never been a big Beatles fan. Now Buddy Holly that's a whole nother story.
     
    I do wish I had my sister's collection of Beatles records though, I have no clue what happened to them.
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