Sgt. Pepper Spiced My Summer of Love 50 Years Ago

This is not a review of The Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” 50th-anniversary package, out May 25, a week shy of 50 years after its first release on June 1, 1967. You can check out the features and reviews by Mikal Gilmore, Chris Morris and Chris Willman for all the deets about the Read More

Beatles 2016 – 50-Year Flashback to Beatles 1966

Fans and Critics Celebrate ‘Revolver,’ Lennon’s Jesus Flap, and More than 50 Years of Beatlemania By Stephen K. Peeples   It may be half a century since Beatles 1966, but it’s like John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr never left. This fall, Beatles fans and critics worldwide are celebrating the lads from Liverpool’s third Read More

Beatles Ed Sullivan Debut Rocked Sis and Me

An Appreciation by a Pair of First-Generation Fans who Saw the Fab Four’s ‘Ed Sullivan Show’ Debut and Birth of U.S. Beatlemania on Feb. 9, 1964 My sister Ruth, or Ruthie, and I and our folks Bill and Joan were among the 73 million Americans who witnessed pop culture history when The Beatles performed live Read More

Beatles on Sullivan Changed My Life for 50 Years

An Appreciation by a First-Generation Fan who’s Touched the Dream We’ve heard lots of famous and not-so-famous first-generation American Baby Boomers talk about how seeing The Beatles on “The Ed Sullivan Show” on Feb. 9, 1964 changed their lives. In the ensuing half-century, through a combination of desire, dumb luck and opportunism, this then-12 1/2-year-old Read More