Ken’s 14th birthday Beatles themed cake. Beatles fans take great pride in sharing their stories about discovering the Fab Four. For many first-generation listeners, the story often centers around The Ed Sullivan Show on that auspicious Sunday … [Continue reading] about Land-Ho: By George, It’s the Beatles!
Five decades ago, as the Beatles prepared to embark upon their first world tour, the unthinkable happened when Ringo Starr suddenly fell ill, thrusting one man from virtually anonymity into international stardom in the blink of an eye. On the … [Continue reading] about 50 Years of Beatles: It’s Getting Better All the Time
In the wake of the Beatles’ triumphant appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show" on Feb. 9, 1964, the band spent the next several months consolidating their fame, breaking sales records and gearing up for their first world tour. One of the key elements in … [Continue reading] about 50 Years of Beatles: Winning over the Nonbelievers
Penn State Laureate Kenneth Womack’s essay series, “50 Years of Beatles,” continues with a look at the week the Fab Four occupied the top five chart positions in America. As popular music’s most resounding commercial success, the Beatles havesold … [Continue reading] about 50 Years of Beatles: The Fab Four’s Historic High-Five
ALTOONA, Pa. -- After the Beatles’ breakup in 1969, the former band mates would enjoy variously successful solo careers, collectively scoring 20 No. 1 hits in the United States and the United Kingdom between 1970 and 2002. But in March 1964 -- long … [Continue reading] about 50 Years of Beatles: John Lennon’s “In His Own Write”