Beatles

This Week in Boomer History: Jan. 27 — Feb. 2

Posted on 01/26/2014 by |News, Culture, Sights and Sounds | Comments

Bulletin TodayNoteworthy events from our shared experience: John Roberts is born Jan. 27, 1955. Fifty years later, he’s sworn in as chief justice of the United States, becoming the first boomer to hold that position and the third youngest ever, after John Jay (43) and John Marshall (45). On Feb. 1, 1964, “I Want to Hold Your Hand” becomes the first Beatles single to reach No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. “She Loves You (Yeah, Yeah, Yeah)” knocks it out …

Beatles BBC Live CD Rocks!

Posted on 11/14/2013 by |Movies & TV | Comments

EntertainmentBritish Beatles fans were lucky. Here, we got carefully measured doses of John, Paul, George and Ringo: fleeting TV appearances; tightly choreographed press conferences; surgically timed record releases. In England, it was All Beatles All the Time. At the height of their fame they were still driving around the country for one-night gigs; their TV presence was as ubiquitous as Regis Philbin’s; they had their own weekly radio show, Pop Go the Beatles; and they were regulars on another radio …

Every Picture Tells a Story: Ringo’s ‘Kids’ Found

Posted on 10/29/2013 by |News, Culture, Sights and Sounds | Comments

Bulletin Today | EntertainmentJust a week ago, USA Today set out to solve a Beatles mystery: Who were the six teens in this photo that Ringo Starr snapped from a limo? It was Feb. 7, 1964, and the Fab Four were making their way into Manhattan on their first trip to America. The call went out as Ringo was about to publish his book Photograph, described by his publisher as “250 rare and unseen photographs, with mementos and memories from his childhood, The …

11 Things We Didn’t Know Last Week

Posted on 09/18/2013 by |News, Culture, Sights and Sounds | Comments

11 Things | Bulletin TodayNews, discoveries and fun … 1. The world’s ugliest animal is … the blobfish. (Learn more at CNN)   2. Surprise: The “perfect age” is now 50. (Learn more at AARP) 3. The Beatles have a new album on the way. (Learn more at BBC) 4. A daily cup of coffee can help prevent uterine cancer. (Learn more at AARP)   5. Why Tofutti CEO David Mintz loves older workers: “There’s no experience like experience.” (Learn more at The Tennessean) 6. The latest Forbes 400 list of richest Americans gives …

The Man Who Helped Bring the Beatles to America

Posted on 08/22/2013 by |Who's News | Comments

LegacyRemember Beatlemania? For that transcendent moment in boomer history, we owe thanks to concert promoter Sid Bernstein, who died on Aug. 21 at age 95 in New York City. In March 1963, Bernstein — then a lowly $200-a-week booker for General Artists Corp. — read of the hysteria that ensued at the Beatles’ shows in Great Britain. Even though British music stars had seldom made much of a splash in the U.S. market, Bernstein had a hunch about the Fab Four. He called …

After 45 Years, The Beatles’ “Magical Mystery Tour” Is Still Waiting to Take You Away

Posted on 10/9/2012 by |Movies & TV | Comments

EntertainmentIt must have been the most surreal TV experience an entire nation ever had. On the day after Christmas, 1967, virtually everyone in the United Kingdom sat down to enjoy a Boxing Day musical special starring The Beatles. No doubt, many were expecting a jolly concert performance, like the ones the Lads had been doing for nearly five years on the BBC. Others, knowing this was to be an hour-long film, were hoping for a wacky comedy, like the boys’ …