Episode 1 of Ignorant History

OK so, since I’m feeling so crummy, but still wanted to keep posting – here’s what I’m going to do , you… me…. together we will experience moments in history, we’ll laugh, we’ll cry but it will be educational and you will be a better person for having read it… Tonight we’re going back to February 9th, 1964…..

I direct your attention to a small, flickering, black and white television……”Now yesterday and today our theater’s been jammed with newspapermen and hundreds of photographers from all over the nation, and these veterans agreed with me that this city never has witnessed the excitement stirred by these youngsters from Liverpool. Now tonight, you’re gonna twice be entertained by them. Right now, and again in the second half of our show. Ladies and gentlemen, The Beatles!

Close your eyes and I’ll kiss you
Tomorrow I’ll miss you
Remember I’ll always be true

And then while I’m away
I’ll write home every day
And I’ll send all my loving to you

I’ll pretend that I’m kissing
The lips I am missing
And hope that my dreams will come true

And then while I’m away
I’ll write home every day
And I’ll send all my loving to you

All my loving, I will send to you
All my loving, darling I’ll be true

Close your eyes and I’ll kiss you
Tomorrow I’ll miss you
Remember I’ll always be true

And then while I’m away
I’ll write home every day
And I’ll send all my loving to you

All my loving, I will send to you
All my loving, darling I’ll be true
All my loving, all my loving
Ooh, all my loving, I will send to you

Welcome back – Of course that was the Beatles first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, their first to North American audiences in fact. Although they were well received during that particular show, shortly after that their career fizzled and ultimately they broke up. Creatively they didn’t do much else and certainly nothing in music, the Beatles became another footnote in the long history of musical one-hit wonders. I often wonder what the four mop-tops are up to these days, sitting in the pub after a hard day working in some random textile mill no doubt. It’s sad really, to see squandered potential….

But for that one shining moment back in 1964, they were doing moderately well, and really – that’s the lesson here – you will never fulfill your dreams, so don’t waste you time.

This has been the first in a series of totally inept, ignorant & inaccurate history lessons, presented by me, to you – free of charge…

Have a Great Day

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