This Day In History – The Beatles Takeover Of America Begins
The UK knew all about the Beatles in 1963 and America was about to learn.
Check out the performance from 1963 -The Mersey Sound on the BBC.
The Mersey river flows outside Liverpool and back in the day area artists like Gerry and the Pacemakers and the Beatles developed the look and Mersey sound,
On this date in 1963, the British invasion got real when New York deejay Murray The K played the Beatles' "She Loves You" on the radio in what's believed to be the first time a Beatles song was played in the U.S.
For the next 6 years, Beatles music, the counter culture, the war in Viet Nam, national protests and more all helped shape the formative years of Chuck Schumer who was12 in 1963 , Nancy Pelosi 23, Bernie Sanders 22, Joe Biden 20, Jerry Nadler 16. Where's the love today gang? The Beatles sang so much about love.
But I digress...Wikipedia reports "All told, the Beatles have sold 1.6 BILLION singles in the United States, and 177 million albums The number of Beatles singles to reach Number 1 on the "Billboard Hot 100" is 21, the most of any band."