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The day The Beatles took over

SHAUN WEISS
Last updated 05:00 23/02/2013
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POPULAR SHOW: The Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show.

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February 9, 1974. What a day that was. From JFK to the Plaza Hotel. My sister and I went to the Plaza Hotel stood there all weekend long.

When we heard that The Beatles were to be on the Ed Sullivan show we begged everyone who was standing in the line that Sunday too see if anyone had extra tickets.

My sister came across an older couple who were holding two extra tickets for friends who they were sure would not come. So they became our new best friends.

The show was getting closer and the couples friend did show about five minutes before the couple had to go in.

When the two couples saw all the kids trying to get in and hearing the girls screaming they decided not too go in. The lady asked my sister how old she was and Joanne was 18 going on 19 so the couple gave her the tickets. My sister fainted and I was in shock.

The Beatles took over the world and my life at the same time the world changed for all of us in the Weiss Household.

And then coincidentally, on February 9, 1986 my daughter Angela was born. She's in Europe, so this a long shout out. Happy birthday, Angela. Boy, you can't beat that.


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