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When the Beatles Arrived in America, 1964

Michael Lydon, Yale Daily News, 20 February 1964

NOTE: When the Beatles hit America in the winter of 1964, the event created a tidal wave in pop music that swept all before it. I was in my third year at Yale, and a bunch of us gathered at the student newspaper office to watch the Moptops on Ed Sullivan. I remember most how their huge smiles embarassed me, made me jealous–they were having too much fun! This is the piece I wrote for my column in the Yale Daily News, February 20, 1964, my first "rock writing."


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