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  • "BUGs About Beatles" Jam - Wednesday, August 21! Yeah, yeah, yeah!

    Sue Rogers posted on August 21, 2019 14:09

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

    WHEN:   Wednesday, August 21, 2019

    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. (people enjoy noodling, playing songs and exchanging tips beforehand as well)

    Beloved Beatles' songs are a great way to learn new chords! Most of the songs were written by The Beatles plus we've added a few that were covered by The Beatles.

    Enjoy some time with these songheets before the jam, you'll learn lots, and you'll enjoy the jam even more! Let me know which ones you'd absolutely like us to play at the jam AND if you'd like to lead one or two, either yourself or with others, OR try out your Beatles' harmonies - that would be great! Mark and I will be there to support you however you want. 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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