Yeah, Yeah, Yeah

9 Feb

Okay, so something else important happened 50 years ago this weekend.


While the 8th is mine, I joke I was the Beatles opening act, having arrived on the Saturday before the Sullivan show. I thought it was the height of decency that I let them have the news cycle for today. CBS This Morning ran a piece last week that caught my eye. It was less about celebrating the Beatles’ arrival and more about who they inspired. Billy Joel and Steven Van Zandt (Little Steven) were among those they interviewed. So, even if you were a fan of them, they might have ignited somebody who you do like. Being a sucker for a good hook, I think Paul probably is my favorite just based on how many CDs sit in my record collection, always respected George as a guy who mostly made music for the sake of making music. And while true, Ringo is probably one of history’s luckier fellas, I suspect he knew it and had the good sense to enjoy the ride.

I have my favorites (mid period stuff for me, Revolver, Rubber Soul, and the like), but this was lightning in a bottle and somebody took the cork off…

The stuff isn’t old, doesn’t sound from a period, because they did evolve pretty quickly from the Sullivan shows. Where you like or don’t, they didn’t repeat themselves, each record seemed to move forward from the previous and you got to respect that.

I plan to look at CBS’s tribute tonight, just so we can see them one more time as it was, and thankfully Paul and Ringo now (as both haven’t lost a step).

yeah, yeah, yeah…



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