Monday, April 4, 2011

Beatles Hold Top 5 on 4/4/64 - and Our Hearts Forever

For many baby boomers, spring of 1964 was the beginning of their love for the Beatles. On February 9, they appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show. Zillions watched. Then, on April 4, they held all five of the top five songs on the Billboard Hot 100.

Can't Buy Me Love
Twist and Shout
She Loves You
I Want to Hold Your Hand
Please Please Me

On April 11, the Beatles had 14 songs on the Hot 100--a new record (Elvis had the previous record with 9).

On April 3, 2011, several men with graying hair and carrying guitars, a bass and some well-thumbed music books assembled in the Odd Fellows hall to sing and play Beatles songs for three hours. It felt good, as always. This music will live on forever.

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