Sunday, February 9, 1964
I can remember seeing the Beatles, ( cue dream sequence music ), Sunday, February 9, 1964, on The Ed Sullivan Show I had just turned 10 years old in January.
I have a quite a few Beatles songs in my solo ukulele repertoire. Beatles songs seem to work really well on ukulele and pretty much any other instrument. Great songs just work everywhere and withstand the test of time.
The British Invasion made quite an impression on a lot of budding guitar players — myself included. Nielsen Ratings estimated that 45 percent of Americans watching television that night viewed the Beatles appearance. (Note: Remember in 1964 there were a total of three main TV channels to choose from and NO Internet.)
All Four of the Fab Four with Ukuleles
My Beatles Ukulele Repertoire
And, always working on new Beatles songs. There's a reason their songs have been around so long.
- All My Loving • The first song the Beatles performed on Ed Sullivan show February 9, 1964
- Eleanor Rigby
- Ob-La-Di, Ob La
- Norwegian Wood
- While My Guitar Gently Weeps • The George Harrison classic. In performance I do this song as a medley with Here Comes the Sun, another George Harrison classic.
Plus a few others that I can fake my way through.