1. If you’re old enough, what do you remember about the Beatles on Sullivan? If you’ve seen it on video or DVD, what’s your impression of it now?
2. Why were the Beatles such a big deal? Talent? Luck? Timing? Many historians peg the JFK assassination and a national need for something “frivolous” as part of the reason. Do you agree?
3. The JFK funeral, the Beatles on Sullivan were American community events. As more media outlets become available, there’s been a lack of that “American community”, except probably 9/11. Is this a good or bad thing, and why? Or does it not matter?
The picture is of the Beatles at JFK, BTW.