Here’s a quickie quiz for you: How many popular music acts can you name where children generations removed from their time in the spotlight can remember every lyric to every song they seemingly ever recorded?
Time’s up. I can think of one: The Beatles.
OK. Maybe there are others.
Still, it makes today such a special day in popular culture history. Sixty years ago this evening, TV variety show host Ed Sullivan introduced John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr to America: Here are … The Beatles!
I was among the millions of youngsters who watched ’em that night in our living room.
I’ve been singing their songs ever since. So have my sons and maybe one day so will my granddaughter.