February 7th 1964, 48 years ago TODAY, the Beatles arrived in America at New York's JFK Airport!
2 days later they did their first live performance here on the Ed Sullivan show.
And that quite simply changed music forever!
What better way to remember than with some of their Beatlemania-era early songs?
And this will be the final Covered By The Beatles show simply because I have run out of material they covered- tunes they didn't write but were originally done by mostly American artists.
Although I now can think of TWO others I will play in some other show at some future date.
If you want a cheat sheet, you can look up the British album I will begin with, Beatles For Sale.
It came out in December 1964 in the U.K., and oddly was preceded by A Hard Day's Night, which consisted of all Lennon/McCartney songs- so NO covers!
These songs you will be hearing were chosen by the band because they were stage favorites...ones they enjoyed playing in concert.
Let's see if you enjoy them as recorded, with the original versions behind them!