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By Rev. Gary J. Blanchard

More than 73 million Americans gathered around their televisions on the night of February  9, 1964, to watch the Fab Four’s debut on “The Ed Sullivan Show.” As a 15 year old teenager I was as close to our old black and white TV as I could get. Several weeks ago, exactly 50 years later to the day and time I was again in front of my TV.  This time I sat in my lazy-boy watching The Beatles: the Night That Changed America — a Grammy Salute on my big screen.

I’m no longer into music the way I was back then.  This time around I hardly knew any of the performers, but I remembered the music.  I knew the melodies and the lyrics.  I even found myself singing along.  Not out loud of course; I didn’t want to embarrass myself.  But in my head, I was right on key with every word.

Several days later, while still thinking about the show, I was amazed at how each song had stirred memories.

Memory is a wonderful thing.

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