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Gates Friday nights the beginning of the weekend glad to be back with you -- here wanna thank Robert Mitchell -- -- -- if you lasted a couple of nights when I was doing a morning show and behavioral for Tommy Tucker. But again it's great to be back with you at night. Later in the show we're gonna review some of the the big topics of this week that are -- talked about it in the morning and there were some very interesting topics this week we'll get to that later in the show. But as we open the show today -- our top -- -- dates and wanna focus on a cultural earthquake. That shook America fifty years ago today and tremors of their cultural earthquake are still being felt today. The scoop like tonight is titled how The Beatles changed America forever. And it's a turning on our website to read it -- or if you like to share with others. It's on our website at WW real dot com it's time for tonight's topic today two of the top three things we'd like you know it was we begin our show tonight on to be WL. Number eight. Fifty years ago today The Beatles arrived in America for the first time -- signaled a change. 3000 screaming fans were the airport in New York City to welcome deals. One person commented that more people came to see The Beatles. Then president Lyndon Johnson who had gone to New York just a few days earlier. And here's part of what that mob scene was like it's. These are New York's John -- living you know I guess we just we -- each of his friends so we get a -- You can already well friend's studio I was looking. That was -- talking obviously and there were press conferences there were really interesting because the of the media world we'll talk about this the media -- Rather confrontational with The Beatles at first number seven on tonight's list of the top eight at eight. The media reflect the attitudes of most of the establishment. With rather combative attitude toward this strange looking lands from England they were described as alien looking. One reporter asked the question. What do you consider the greatest danger to your careers. Nuclear bombs. Were dandruff. And real answer he said bombs. We've already got dandruff. I know reporters seriously sit down with your America argue going to cut your hair. And I believe it was George who answered said. Now. The Beatles were totally discredited. When they first arrive by the then a stab Richmond and what's interesting about all of this is two days. New establishment. Is that generation. That fifty years ago witnessed the arrival. Of The Beatles. Number six on tonight's list of the top eight at eight. In September of 1963. The Beatles song she -- she was featured on -- record on American Bandstand. -- Dick Clark's American Bandstand -- every to record and they have new songs that would come out in the day the kids would rate the songs based on. Is it easy to dance to what's -- -- like I forget what their exact criteria were but they would essentially rate the -- The kids gave she loves you a 73. Which I guess would equate to a so obviously a lot changed. From September of 19632145. Months later to February of 1964. What changed. That's only talking about tonight on the Scotia. Number five on tonight's list of the top eight at eight. Two days after arriving in America which was on this day fifty years ago. The Beatles appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show 73. Million Americans were watching that night. Now. Consider at the time. 73 million Americans. -- -- Super Bowl this past -- we development -- Super Bowl was the most watched television event in the history of television in America. It attracted eleven. Tick off a 111. Billion. Viewers 111 million point nine I believe we -- was the figure. Now and that's more than 73 million but compare to the population. I would think it's 73 million don't have the -- in front of me I would think that that accounted for a much bigger percentage. Of the American population. Then those who watch the Super Bowl. So I guess in terms of percentage you might argue that The Beatles attracted. More attention even in the Super Bowl 73 million Americans in 1964. Watch that so -- let's relive that first moment. The Beatles appeared on American television. Ladies and gentlemen. No big deal. -- That was the first song The Beatles played down they've they get a three song set here what's the second song The Beatles played that night. First night on American television. Noon now and it's okay. But -- now. I mean. I have never. There was you. Dan -- And I know. -- -- This sort of stands out in my mind because my dad didn't like The Beatles my dad was a big band drummer and singer. When he was nineteen years old here in New Orleans. My dad was musician and singer just did it for for flying in addition to his job he didn't necessarily make money and it but he would. Still is simply music over the years so my dad which which really into the big -- sound he didn't like The Beatles. But I remember him saying that that -- they wish -- that was the one song. That he actually -- Here was the third song. The Beatles played that died on -- element. A tonight on this -- -- we are remembering what happened fifty years ago today a cultural or Kate earthquake that shook America and we're still filling that'd -- tremors of this today. And for those of you who were not part of that generation that experienced The Beatles first hand when they arrived fifty years ago. A house or talk to you about you were. Relationship with The Beatles. And there might be some of you who think The Beatles were totally overrated and we can talk about that as well. Here was the final song The Beatles played on that first night. February 9. 1964. I. Okay. You know that The Beatles I guess at that point in their careers were. We're not recognized as the best. Musicians. They certainly proved that they were incredible song writers especially the combination of Lennon and McCartney. But Ringo was a terrible from it or lot of -- Robertson with the bands in the sixties could -- was not one of them one of the better drummers. The -- blog tonight is titled how The Beatles changed America forever. Now from what I witnessed. As a member of the baby boomer generation. And when I've experienced. Over the years many years doing music radio. Or recently my career doing talk radio. What I have witnessed is a generation that was more affected by it by an event. Then many people may think. Without taking anything away from. The talent. The division. The uniqueness of The Beatles. I honestly believe The Beatles came along with the right look and the right sound. At the right time. There are many people who credit The Beatles with. -- The anti establishment. Rebellious rock generation of the sixties. The baby boomers. -- today or now the establishment. They're people say The Beatles cause that's the British invasion caused this. I have over the years any particular today I I spent time. Going over the mood of this country. In the years some of the big things that we're debated in this country. Before The Beatles hit America in February of 1964. To be honest with you I've really not heard this theory expressed. Anywhere else -- it's my theory again based on what I witnessed. As a young person. Who first to solve The Beatles. When they first came to America didn't really necessarily know what to think to do anything about him until that night I remember. I we sit at a friend's house and I had spent the day there for some reason I guess it was a Sunday night Ed Sullivan show. February 9 1964. And my mother came to pick -- up and my grandmother my my grandmother and my mother and and and microphone they had briefly lived in. And in Hollywood and Beverly Hills so my grandmother was really on the inside with a lot of stuff that went on in Hollywood my grandmother knew more stuff then. That any of us knew about pop culture about Hollywood and music. I know anything about The Beatles I was just some dirty little kid. But yet I I remember my -- saying. Chris my grandmother said duke you've got to watch this group it's a phenomenal new thing. And I thought okay. So eyewitness to it like many of you do it for the first time in in 196450. Years ago. And so based on what I remember. And based on what I've seen over the years and and looking back. At my generation. I. I believe that there were some things going on in America. And something in particular happened just a couple of months. Before The Beatles hit America. That I think set the stage. For beatle mania. Set the stage for young generation. To adopt The Beatles. As a symbol. If they were going to totally reject the establishment like no other generation had ever were rejected the establishment before. And that was the birth. Of the baby boomer. Anti establishment. Rebellious rock generation of the sixties. I talk about this in the blog we'll talk about her on the show tonight if you would join us with comet tonight. To talk about your first served in memory of The Beatles. And if you weren't there if you're too young to have been there. Do you respect The Beatles to The Beatles mean anything to you do you see. How The Beatles contributed. To two music. Infected and The Beatles basically music was built on what The Beatles did. Until. The grunge movement Nirvana. Sound garden approach ML suggest that movement was the first movement that I think. Really separated music from what The Beatles had established. Back in 1964. So if you're younger -- you listened to The Beatles and and do you recognize their place in history and do you think. The Beatles are overrated also I I I love to get -- I mean I have recollections of I I'd love to get your recollection. Of what your parents. Thought of The Beatles maybe they like The Beatles. My my parents my dad in particular. Thought they were a joke. My guess it. They're not released singing. They only know three -- that's not really music. Is my dad grew up with Glen Miller and Tommy Dorsey and that the big band sounded to him that was music The Beatles were not -- my dad honestly thought The Beatles were passing -- And the whole rock thing with the passing fad but look at us today. Paul McCartney still perform. So The Beatles were not. Just a -- and I think my my dad really. Thought there one day I would adopt the music that that he liked now I respect Frank Sinatra and the music the rat pack in the music that he. He listened to -- when he was young and even as an adult when I was growing up. I respect all that with The Beatles and that whole British invasion rock music. Was indeed not a passing -- So do you remember what your parents thought of The Beatles did they like The Beatles that they think The Beatles are bad influence. We'll talk about this tonight if you wanna join us our numbers 2601870. Toll free 866889. Is nearly seventy. -- -- -- -- -- And Ukraine at The Beatles with. Creating the anti establishment generation. Or do you think they just came along. At the right time with a right sound and the right look and finally tonight's number one. On tonight's list. Of the top eight -- dates. This -- tonight is how The Beatles changed America forever. You know considering the timing of The Beatles arrival in America in 1964. This was the beginning of the anti establishment generation of the sixties it's it's easy for people to understand why so many people. Look back and credit The Beatles with creating that rebellion -- generation. So again without discrediting the unique talent -- innovative style of The Beatles. The belief that The Beatles inspired young generation to reject and rebel the establishment of such a profound manner. I think is a simplistic view of what really happened. Technically. The generation known as the baby boomer generation. Was biologically created -- but emotionally spiritually. It was a generation it wasn't really born. Until the mid sixties. So. What is it that really. Put the baby boomer generation that young generation in the mood for something so different. Talk about that when we come back after this break. Again to join our -- right our numbers 2601870. Toll free 8668890. A seventy -- numbers they 7870 and there's a text mother like The Beatles except for twist and shout. More of your text and your calls coming up next it's Friday nights on the -- show and we'll be right back going to be WL. As far as I know this was the first theme album and The Beatles really DD evolve over time into -- group and it. Can't really be compared in many ways in terms of their very rapid evolution. Two to any other band that I can think of on The Beatles really progressed and -- -- over rather short period of time to me they were only together for a brief period of time. From well they were only prominent in America from say 64 to may be. 6869. They broke up in 1970. And The Beatles actually I believe a quick touring a -- 1966. So we're talking about The Beatles at fifty years ago today The Beatles are right in America it was a cultural earthquake. They took this country I'll get your calls here and also we're gonna talk about -- the moment I think was the flash point in time. But it that really put his country and young generation. In the mood for something as different as The Beatles here's a text I disagree with your anti view. Of The Beatles. That your what anti -- -- -- a positive view of The Beatles as Ray Charles James Brown Elvis. Were before them. Ending controversy. That stroke. But there's no doubt that The Beatles actually reignited. Interest in rhythm and blues The Beatles took American rhythm and blues to American blues and soul music. And they've they've reworked it and gave it back to America. And that actually. Resonated. -- even in. The black population black communities. Here's a text The Beatles cause there rebellious rock generation like a -- causes. An explosion. Here's another text. Lay off -- with The Beatles love. They -- poor rip offs of delta blues even Paul McCartney admitted. They were all right for suburbia enjoy well that's maybe that's one person's observation but that's not true mean The Beatles did receipt date throughout this this country. And yes. They did take our music but our music the music that that The Beatles re worked. Became even more popular. Later it it it it it produced it it produced rhythm and blues R&B. To the white population. It wasn't paying as much attention to us from New Orleans Mike here on the -- -- want to -- to -- well. Yeah orbit. When when when -- came estimated. It's it. This country and especially believe the young people beyond the generation we would have -- being so I think that -- The Beatles. Came down so sort out what happened it was -- and handled -- can put something that took to hang on to and the minute they can't think -- Hope instinct. And as it did something to -- it's. It's sort of had an epidemic don't know. -- -- -- -- excitement enjoyed that. Time. Mike I totally agree with you and that has been my theory over the years and and and tonight we're gonna talk about some of the other things that were taking place in the early sixties before The Beatles arrived. But I believe a flash point in time was in November of 1963. When John F. Kennedy was assassinated it it's done this country and a young generation. Was watching and subconsciously taking everything in -- back in those days parents didn't think to talk to their kids about any thing. But I knew what was going on I knew something was really wrong. And I think that was the flash point in time when a young generation collectively. Lost faith in the establishment. If -- president of the United States could be assassinated like that in public. We -- other things that we're going on like the threat of nuclear war which was part of our daily lives and and and and other debates -- -- going on in this country. A young generation lost faith in the establishment and that was the moment that really set the stage for The Beatles to arrive three months later. And I think politically it was gone on in the country. I don't think that's summit at the time and -- and it will that but I think that it did the teenagers. It and the decade. Get the attention of the candidate on the game. Quote that you. Were being shot. We're being. That we're proud -- and it at a young age. And I think that what the average interest just culminating -- are -- -- -- -- -- everything Roddick came into. But that -- And musicians and you know one. The parents -- let the at the beginning so that them and -- like them to be some of the greatest. Your music in the charitable collapsed. Your Mike you're right and I totally agree with your observation about the role the Kennedy assassination played in this and over the years I really haven't heard much talk about this but I think is a very significant thing for us. Now as the establishment to look back on and realize the impact that that had on our lives even though we didn't realize it at the time. Mike I appreciate your call if you wanna join us with your thoughts in your feelings about The Beatles whether you witnessed it or. You have come to know The Beatles in more recent years our number tonight 2601870. Told free. 866889. Is nearly seventy. At a text numbers 877. I here's a text The Beatles are not -- Well Anderson The Beatles -- blues I said The Beatles again people hear what they wanna hear as opposed to what's actually said. The Beatles took much. Of the DR and -- And some blues music from America. And reworked it and gave it back to us and The Beatles did. Did songs that did did Motown -- We're doing. Here's a text not saying your anti Beatles I meant The Beatles are anti establishment. I you are right about the blend of rock and blues I'm black and I like The Beatles. To join our -- -- our numbers 260187. Toll free 8668890870. In a text ever receive 7870. From three point David here on the -- show and a BW well. They're that good. And you make an. Ego that are. Well. You know it is. They brought out on -- big and I wouldn't pitcher. -- Andy and an agent of about. It. And. I I have been I was there many times. I am. And -- And years. You -- should. And trouble blues. Most. Age or younger the opposite here and placed the conflict. -- -- -- -- start and prove it up. Everybody. You know onto our server. And string -- most music area. That is in the first time I've ever heard anybody applaud -- goes drumming and you know I messed around with drums when I was when I was young I was in -- band in junior high school. Later I was terrible but I'd just never got to you mean I admit I never got the impression that Ringo was it was a very good drummer and there -- Stories about how Paul would go in the studio after everybody left and redo some of what Ringo had it done on drugs. David and it you know. He played it on that you. Only. There's no question about that and in the view of the stories are about how Pete Best who was their original drummer. Didn't didn't fit the image and Ringo visually fit the image so I guess this was one of the the first bands that really paid a lot of attention to. And the visual appearance at the band. And of course we see that so much today and have since really the eighties especially with the music videos. Serb. And -- -- even. That went up. Jimmy Page you remember that it. And. No I didn't I didn't see Jerry -- -- was in the right place. No I got the player -- -- and back pain while one that had to be in your honor. I was in Denver. One. I did I appreciate sharing their way to say thanks for a thanks for listening. There was a radio this is horrible there is a radio station I heard about this on right after John Lennon was was killed in New York. Note that this is back in the days when radio woods was very very edgy and you might argue it is very edgy today. -- I would radio was even more embraced. I think there was a radio station in Cincinnati. And I forget the station. But there was a radio station that that printed up and passed out buttons. At any events and and gave them out to people over the year. When John Lennon was murdered they gave out buttons that said it should have been Ringo. An -- the -- while competitor chuckling now but it was terrible. Here's -- WWL pretty general opinion poll tonight do you credit The Beatles with changing America or did they arrive when America was ready to change. Give us your opinion by going to our website WWL dot Kumble tractor pull through our -- give an update coming up in just a few minutes now. Before the Kennedy assassination. There was a lot going on in America. That I think really set the stage. For the Kennedy assassination to -- that moment. That. Did really ignited. On our subconscious mood in this country that was going to lead to the anti establishment generation. And The Beatles arrived three months after Kennedy was assassinated. And this was the perfect symbol for them. Again all of the stuff is done subconsciously they didn't consciously do it but this but the deals represented something that was totally anti establishment. And there was a young generation I think was pre disposed at that point to finding something that would totally. -- identify them and I uniquely from. The establishment. We'll talk about some of those things were going on in this country a -- just a moment ago talked about the sixties and really through the sixties after the Kennedy assassination. There were other assassinations. All in the sixties. John F. Kennedy his brother Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr. And then there's a song that even goes back to ma. Abraham Lincoln being assassinated. If you're gonna join Russia with a comic tonight our numbers 26 so when he symphony. Toll free 8668890. Insanity. Text of resistance it. -- studio we'll be right back on Debbie WL. I. Do you credit The Beatles with changing America or do you think that they arrived when America was ready to change that's -- -- WL pretty -- opinion poll tonight here's an update. 33% say The Beatles changed America. 67%. Say America was ready for the change. It is your opinion by going to our web site WWL dot com we're tracking that Paul throughout our show giving an update coming up in a few minutes. And -- good luck tonight which is a trending on our web site is titled how The Beatles changed America forever. There were a lot of things going on in America event. That led to The Beatles being here. With the right look the right sound at the right time and that's we're talking about tonight if you were called your first memories of The Beatles if you were part of that generation like I was that witnessed him when we were very very young. Or if you. If you think The Beatles are overrated or do you think The Beatles. If you didn't grow up with him and you still think The Beatles are phenomenal -- we're talking about tonight. And also do you remember -- I have vivid memories of what my parents. My -- in particular very outspoken. Did not like The Beatles. What my parents said about The Beatles. Do you remember your parents early reaction to The Beatles which was the establishments reaction to The Beatles. And that generation that was the original anti establishment generation. That generation now. Is the establishment. If you wanna join our shooter right our numbers 2601872. All free 8668890. A seventy. At a text interstate 77. Here's a text The Beatles were nothing special. They were the first band that -- their success to the marketing genius of their handlers. The Beatles were something special. But they still hold a lot to. The marketing genius. Of in particular their their producer. George -- a plea for his name. So it was a it was a combination of things but The Beatles definitely did have something in and part of the unique sound that they had was taking. Taking a lot of American music a lot of Motown sound kinda stuff. And reworking it and introducing you to a whole new audience in America for gingerly -- a year on the school children Debbie WL. I -- -- -- -- about the brutal. Sangamo musicians on the loans. And they really want to degree chip in particular also that I actually get to play it -- follow Courtney is award for guy he's not it would. Musician's musician I agree but they grew up. In their music matured as to which you -- And -- more important. Did actually kind of mentor them it would take credit compilation if it was demise to. But as far as the social relevance and actually that was seen -- I'm freaks like Beatles biography stuff. And when Bob -- Which it toward the end which has electric ban which you know we was literally put aside so that. King yet look at the city told. A great play actually on here in new could. You know do more things of social world -- right more stuff with social world. Yeah are they did they they did become the conscience of a young generation. It is inspired others to do the same. Absolutely absolutely it will only the only Audubon is date date they got so much into production rate is at an early. Start that. What -- it more import. They're they're elaborate for two. Efforts that from the forum. That think they couldn't perform. At that time stadium sing like she racist groups of the state. So it was. It was so it was so crude and and also why I believe The Beatles were the first band to appear in the giant stadiums like Shea Stadium. Yet but they say troops should stay here as well more -- It's -- -- well. The the this the standard was not real high at the time. You know no reduction annually is look at these subsequent interviews with when they talk about -- they wanted to couldn't. Performed at music with all of these altered -- and so flight deck or restrictions. Are you know quite sure which. On the stones and guys like that they have in the back of people that just. That does that -- make everything that would don't know on the albums. Possible which is it to me and technology has involved in the did it and but systems where if you refuse to speak on the stage and you -- -- -- -- from -- slap back. What really systems to in a lot on the on the on the on the Michael tech guy actually it was an electronic device that it that it -- -- -- being exposed in these -- days. And it and getting to thing on my parents -- that it hurts them and an objection to turn to them. Titles bowl and saying. -- you know like getting back. About. Killing god has stopped from like woody three in Pete -- in more pack more into. You know like live from union movement and things like that's likely to act on patrol -- people. You know. They're adorable little well all. Like my dad my dad was seen to big band stuff and franks and not turn even play drums and and sang an -- when he was very young growing up in New Orleans and also. Placed it over the years just having fun. But my dad was very vocal about The Beatles he did not like that did not think they were talented at all and thought they were a joke. The interesting thing about what my dad sent. I remember is on the air in a San Antonio in 1993. And grunge was just starting to really. Peak in mainstream America. And I found my generation. From the baby boomer generation saying the same things about grunge Nirvana. Pearl -- sound -- -- my parents set about The Beatles that's not really music they're not -- really at melody those guys can't release saying. And that really was the first moment when I started to notice that there is hypocrisy in my generation. Well. -- year on year. Tickets selling ticket from music it's concluded that the cuts and one other thing and you'd see that you are pressed for time you got a call. Today cocaine -- stroking the 82 years it was a different. We will at. Altitudes and recording studio when -- corny I -- I got to know him it was a wonderful. Porter Kindle meets -- that always -- talk he says you know the -- -- Too old glory he should go to so heavily. All -- want all wasn't able to afford John Lannan was killed. And it was very accessible people in need -- next time actually meant beginning dilution to differently. Stewart they would as it was great that -- experienced Demetric. I I enjoyed our conversation especially from the standpoint of musician and somebody you know subjective part of that was interesting about The Beatles playing to a PA system and they. When they first started appreciate your call. -- thanks if you wanna join us for your comment tonight on numbers 2601870. Toll free 866889. It's nearly seventy. At a -- amber is he 7870. We're talking about The Beatles today is the fiftieth anniversary of The Beatles arriving in America the generation that experienced that moment and beatle mania. That generation never really I guess envision themselves being the establishment of plays collectively as a generation there were so anti establishment. But that generation is now the establishment. This is the -- show and we'll be right back on every WL. Fifty years ago Saturday The Beatles landed and America were talking about how The Beatles changed America forever did The Beatles really change America or was America ready for a change. That's -- divvied -- you will pretty general opinion poll tonight and here's an update on the -- 25% say The Beatles changed America. 75%. Say. America is ready for change and enter the show coming up in a few minutes we'll talk about some of the things that were a -- taking place in America some of the debates about social issues. You think we have debates about social issues today they were heated. There were some really significant debates about social issues right before The Beatles arrived a couple of years of with The Beatles arrived. There were. There were debates that would would indicate that America was ready to change. In these things led up to the assassination of the president John F. Kennedy in November of 1963. Several months before The Beatles -- that I think really set the stage for. -- this young generation to cling to something that would show that they were rebelling. Against the establishment. There's always something new and our website at WWL dot com the judge recessed in the -- trial closing arguments begin on Monday. -- -- just the latest that we better on our website also -- she was sending eleven players to this year NFL combine we have a complete list of the tigers who have been invited to compete. And five things you need to know about the Winter Olympics in Sochi. And you can check in with us every day for the latest on medal -- pictures videos in big moments in the winter games. And this weekend as we be talking about his fiftieth anniversary of The Beatles performing on Ed Sullivan show. The actual data they've arrived in America on this -- fifty years ago and performed on the its -- show before America. And 73 million people which was of very large percentage of the population at that point. Larger than 73 million would be today. Now we've got today interactive. And interactive -- stuff with. And George Ringo and and Paul and all of that and more on line right now on our website WW dot com. I here's a Texan reached John Lennon was such an influential songwriter. That he was really murdered. Because he advocated no religion or borders. I don't remember all the specifics but John Lennon was the target of and that's what I wanna do with the showed tonight I wanna I wanna talk about. What this country was like then. So you can see the parallels with what's going on today in terms of some debates about social issues. And arson parallels but also I wanna I wanna try to to remind you. Of the turbulent times that we lived in by talking about well what if this happened today. For example. What if a popular musician today. Why is accused of something as outrageous. As being a Communist. You know it at the time The Beatles came to America and through the sixties there was still a great fear of Communist. And the Cold War was still a prominent part of our daily lives the Cold War this idea that the Russians could push a button and in nightly half of the country -- half of the planet than we could push a button and attack and attack then and thank god none of that ever -- hopefully it it never will but the the idea that our country. Could be destroyed any moment was something else that I think led to a young generation losing. Losing faith in the establishment that was supposed to provide comfort for them supposed to provide security. And so this was this was a turbulent Tommy John Lennon was the target. Of the director of the FB IJ Edgar who. And they believe John when it was a Communist. And just such a troublemaker that. They they wanted to support him they wanted to get him out of the country. I do believe that never really happened but he was the target of FBI investigation after FBI investigation. It would be is if somebody was targeting. Justin Bieber today and I I know -- -- jokes about deporting Justin Bieber because of the troubled region but Justin -- sin in in trouble unlike what John Lennon was accused of being. John -- was accused of being. Some kind of of of influence in this country that might lead to. The the overthrow of the US government it was it was very serious the way the establishment looked upon The Beatles now. For many view whether you grew up with The Beatles or are you didn't off The Beatles you you look back and you look at pictures of The Beatles and here's some of the music or playing tonight. And it would be very easy for you to say. That really wasn't that big a deal. One of the problems that we have. Is we try to. We we try to judge things based on the world as we know today but you you can't take things out of the context. Of the moment in which they were first introduced in America. The Beatles. Were as outrageous. The Beatles -- as a rebellious. As any. Band that's out today that the establishment thinks isn't a negative influence is dangerous to a young generation with their message in with what they represented. It's easy to look back -- -- that's nothing but at that time. It was so outrageous that there was a fear. That The Beatles would have a tremendously. Negative impact on an entire nation. If you gonna join our show with a comment on numbers 2601. A seventy. Toll free 8668890. Point seven -- numbers 87870. Or your calls or more of your text coming up and we come back after the news at 9:9 o'clock. A lot of talk about some of the other things we're going on in the early sixties. Did I I think led to. A rebellion against the establishment by young generation that today. Is the establishment.