Sunday, September 30, 2007

Why rock and roll had to happen

We just finished watching the first appearance of THE BEATLES on the Ed Sullivan Show.
ROUTE 1 reader Brian C. lent us a DVD set of the complete shows featuring the first four appearances by the Fab Four.
The DVDs include the full shows, including commercials and the poor acts that had to follow one of the hardest acts to follow in history.
After their first three songs, The Beatles were followed by Dutch magician FRED KAPS.
Welsh entertainer TESSIE O'SHEA appeared on that 1964 show as well.
O'Shea (later, she played the hostage/phone operator in "The Russians are Coming! The Russians are Coming!") strummed a banjo and belted out Broadway hits.
She was earnest but OH SO BORING.
I turned to Jill and I said:
"This is why rock and roll had to happen."


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