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The Four Complete Ed Sullivan Shows Starring the Beatles

It was February 9, 1964 when the Beatles played their U.S. debut on the Ed Sullivan Show. If you weren't even born when the Beatles played Ed Sullivan, you're in luck. SLCL carries "The Four Complete Ed Sullivan Shows Starring the Beatles" whose title says it all.

One proof of the Beatles' creative genius is how their songs still resonate today. Whether it is the pure pop of "Help" and "I Saw Her Standing There" or the more intricate works of "Norwegian Wood" and "Something" they never go out of style. 

It's a wonder how many hits came off of each album. Rarely are there less than five songs that received radio airplay. Take "Revolver" with "Taxman," "Eleanor Rigby," "For No One," "Good Day Sunshine," and "Got to Get You Into My Life."  "Abbey Road" features "Golden Slumbers," "Carry that Weight," "Come Together," "Here Comes the Sun," "She Came in Through the Bathroom Window" and "End." The ground-breaking "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" contains the title cut, "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds," "A Little Help from My Friends," "Getting Better," and "A Day in the Life."  They read like greatest hits compilations, but they aren't. The library carries the compilations too, of course. So if you're feeling nostalgic check out the catalog.

--Cindy F., Headquarters

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