Sunday, February 9, 1964
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.
I can remember seeing the Beatles, ( cue dream sequence music ), Sunday, February 9, 1964, on The Ed Sullivan Show . I was 10 years old (me not the Beatles). The British Invasion made quite an impression on a lot of budding guitar players. Nielsen Ratings estimated that 45 percent of Americans watching television that night viewed the Beatles appearance.
The Beatles on the Ed Sullivan show 1964
Songs from the Beatles in my Ukulele Repertoire
And, always working on new Beatles songs. There's a reason their songs have been around so long.
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