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Debut of the Beatles marked the start of the 1960s, 50 years ago

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Fifty years ago on Feb. 9, I “met” the Beatles, like millions of other Americans, when they debuted on "The Ed Sullivan Show." It was an extraordinary event. Indeed, there never has been another media event comparable to it. No other regularly scheduled television broadcast before or since has attracted as large a share of the American population as watched the Fab Four from Liverpool on Feb....

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