February 7, 2014 in Features

Fab Four fondness lives on


Maybe it’s the first time you listened to “Revolver.” Or the first time you saw the movie “Yellow Submarine.” Or maybe you introduced your kids to their music and they actually liked it. We asked readers for their favorite Beatles memories in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Fab Four’s appearance on the “Ed Sullivan Show,” on Feb. 9, 1964. Here’s what they said:

Brittany Fitzthum

The young man I nanny for was instantly addicted to “Yellow Submarine” when I played it in the car. One of the times I took him swimming he dipped his head under the water and “blew bubbles” to the tune of the song. He wanted to be the yellow submarine.

Debra Fitzpatrick

I grew up in The Beatles era. Fell in love with all the music. My kids don’t understand me when I say – that’s real music – not the music of today where it has no meaning!

CarrelDawn Cline, Moscow, Idaho

I recall sitting in my blind grandmother’s room, watching and describing The Beatles on the “Ed Sullivan Show” to her.

Donna Mitchell Atkinson

I lived in Lewiston and was 9 years old. My best friend had a color TV, so we sat on the floor in front of her TV and screamed at seeing the Beatles! My birthday cake that year had four little Beatles figurines on it. Such great memories.

Helen Wilkerson

I lived in Pocatello, Idaho, and saw the Beatles on Ed Sullivan with my grandmother and mother. OMG what a stir they caused in our family. Grandma didn’t care for them at all. Till later – then she liked them till they got caught for smuggling pot in London. My favorite albums were “Revolver” and the “White Album.” Doesn’t seem like 50 years.

Mary Teague

When I was a senior at Shadle, 2000-2001, I was in the marching band and we did “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” as our theme for marching season. Our drum majors dressed up like The Beatles in brightly colored military uniforms and our director, Kevin Hartse, even had a bass drum painted like the one on the cover of the album. We played 4 songs off the album and “She’s Leaving Home” is still one of my favorite songs!


Heather Livergood

I will never forget that night on the “Ed Sullivan Show,” – you see that was my 18th birthday the night they performed. I can still remember my Mom saying how awful their hair was – she thought what a shaggy bunch. I loved them at first sight.

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