Due to a post somewhere else I got to thinking about an event in my life that brings forth some really great memories. One of the highlights was a moment in time that I share with 73 million other people. That number in itself was record setting, especially because it was February 9th, 1964. On that day, The Beatles made their first American television appearance—LIVE—on The Ed Sullivan Show.
I remember exactly where I was when along with my whole family got to see them for the first TV performance in the United States. We had just moved to Springfield the year or two before and were living in a small one story home. We had a fairly big family, 4 kids along with my parents, so we were lucky to find a home that had the garage converted to a family room. My Mom, always an excellent cook was fixing dinner. Since it was Sunday night, we were having the usual Fried Chicken, mashed potato, corn, and a green salad to eat. (my favorite dinner to this day) She usually did most of the preparation and cooking at that time, my Sister was more than likely helping though. I was only 8 going on 9 at the time. I really didn't understand all the hype going on about the Beatles, but I knew something was significant even then.
There is a really great recap of that night at the CBS studio, here.
I think the best part of this memory is that it recalls a wonderful feeling of family. One moment in many that we were all present, excited and happy. To look back now, this memory is a treasure I hope I will never forget.
So now I pose to you a question, if you were alive at that time, do you remember where you were and what you were doing? If you weren't born yet, is there a different memory that sticks in your mind that evoke good memories?