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  • "BUGs About Beatles" Jam - August 15, 2018! Yeah, yeah, yeah!

    Sue Rogers posted on August 15, 2018 10:49

    Come and play Beatles' tunes with a little help from your friends! 

    WHEN:   Wednesday, August 15, 2018

    WHERE:    The Clocktower Brew Pub, 575 Bank St., lower level

    TIME:   Come early, anytime after 5:30, to enjoy food, drink, ukulele camaraderie, and to get a seat!                                              Group singing starts at 7:00 p.m.

    Below are the Beatles' songs we've chosen from our big repertoire for the August 2018 jam! Let me know in advance if you'd like to lead one or two of the ones below! You'll have lots of support! Email me at ukulelema@icloud.com

    Background: On Sunday, February 9th, 1964, at 8 p.m., the course of music history changed forever after The Beatles stepped on The Ed Sullivan Show stage for their first appearance on American television. A record setting 73 million people tuned in that evening making it one of the seminal moments in television history.

    A week later, the February 24th issue of Newsweek magazine’s cover featured a picture of The Beatles with the title, “Bugs About Beatles.” Inside, the review of The Beatles debut on The Ed Sullivan Show began, “Visually, they are a nightmare: tight, dandified, Edwardian/Beatnik suits and great pudding bowls of hair. Musically, they are a near-disaster: guitars and drums slamming out a merciless beat that does away with secondary rhythms, harmony, and melody. Their lyrics (punctuated by nutty shouts of “yeah, yeah, yeah!”) are a catastrophe, a preposterous farrago of Valentine-card romantic sentiments.” The article ended with the following prediction, “…the odds are they will fade away, as most adults confidently predict.” 

    So much for adult odds makers. More than fifty years later, people still remember exactly where they were the night The Beatles stepped onto Ed Sullivan’s stage. http://www.edsullivan.com/artists/the-beatles 

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