A few weeks ago CBS had a special commemorating the 50th anniversary of The Beatles appearing on the Ed Sullivan Show in 1964. Even if you’re not a fan of the Beatles, you probably know songs like “Yesterday” or “Yellow Submarine”...and even if you don’t know the songs, you know the names, John, Paul, George and Ringo.
For all of the adulation and praise that The Beatles receive today, there was a harsh reaction from a large sector of the population when they came on the scene. Here are some reviews of the group in 1964 (compiled from a Los Angeles Times story):
Not too long ago I decided to grab some breakfast at McDonald’s. I ordered my usual “Big Breakfast” which has eggs, sausage, hash browns and an English Muffin. McDonald’s started offering a “Deluxe” version of the Big Breakfast that included pancakes--so I have learned to let them know upon ordering that I wanted the “Big Breakfast with NO pancakes.”
Easy enough, right? Not this morning.
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