To coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ appearance on the Ed Sullivan show, Yahoo has published the first-person accounts from some Americans who remember how that appearance helped spark changes across the nation. Here’s my story.
I was a 16-year-old high school junior in Mesquite, Texas when the Beatles burst into the living rooms of America on the Ed Sullivan show. Mesquite was a sleepy bedroom community southeast of Dallas that was relatively untouched by the outside world, but even Mesquite felt the effects of Beatlemania. (more…)