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I posted the April calendar up on the office copy room last Thursday and so far no one’s noticed. We move out of the building on Friday; let’s see if it’ll last the week
Colonel Sanders and Alice Cooper, 1969
This Sunday marks the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ Feb. 9, 2014 debut on The Ed Sullivan Show. John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr burst from American television sets, electrified American adolescent girls with their rendition of “I Want to Hold Your Hand,” and changed the course of American culture.
Larry Kane, a 21-year-old rookie reporter from Miami, Fla., was the only broadcast journalist to travel to every stop of the Beatles’ 1964 and 1965 U.S. tours. In February 1964, he was assigned to cover the Beatles’ Miami Beach concert, which aired as the second of their three Ed Sullivan appearances. Based on an interview request Kane subsequently sent to the Beatles’ manager, Brian Epstein, Kane was invited to travel with the band on their 1964 tour of the United States.
Photo: Photo courtesy Larry Kane