Wednesday, February 09, 2005
It Was 41 Years Ago Today
Still unbelievably cool. What an unbelievable impact those first few moments had. How many revolutions were started that night when Ed Sullivan said, "Ladies and Gentlemen, The Beatles!"..
This was probably snapped during "Till There Was You" judging by the chords John and George are playing, and by taking a close look at Ringo (no hi-hat or cymbals; if you watch the clip of "I Want To Hold Your Hand" from later in the show, you hear some fantastic ride cymbal work from Ringo on the "And when I touch you...." bit during the crane shot).
And you do realize that Sir Paul was playing that exact same Hofner you see in the picture above on Sunday night at the Super Bowl. Just as live as he was this wonderful night, 41 years ago. If you don't have the DVD, buy it.
Finally, welcome The Smallest Minority to the blogroll. Great takes on the Second Amendment and the poor state of education in this country. Great stuff.