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02-7 9pm Scoot Show, Beatles 50th Anniversary in U.S.

Feb 11, 2014|

Scoot continues to celebrate the 50th year anniversary of the Beatles in the United States; he discusses the politicial enviroment at the time and reasons they were well received.

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It's a Friday night it is the beginning of the weekend you know whenever we Canada Friday night I'd like to have fallen. The visceral kind of -- -- -- weekends mode as we head into the weekend. A -- -- talking about the fiftieth anniversary of The Beatles. -- is is fun to talk about but I also think it's very significant to the generation that is now the establishment the establishment today was the original anti establishment generation. -- from the sixties. Got a text here as has Cisco you keep talking about the early sixties the rebellion didn't start until the late sixties the Monterey pop festival Woodstock The Beatles were not even. The Beatles were not even on there plane LBJ the killing of Martin Luther King Jr. RFK Robert F Kennedy. And don't forget about the Vietnam War and Nixon. Now -- all things that it didn't really. Became part of the anti establishment generation but this seed in my opinion which planted. Because everything that was it was planted. On this date fifty years ago when The Beatles arrived. That grew into the just the the total rebellion and I I think I think parents don't realize when when parents and win the establishment today. Complains about the bad influence of of artist today the bad influence in music and I know that you'll hear annual say it's so different. It's different in a lot of ways. But in terms of of being rebellious I still don't think music today in the context of the world we live in is any more rebellious than The Beatles the breach in -- nation watched. In the sixties. And -- mention. Imagine songs that -- totally defied. The establishment. Songs like this on my country Joseph and the fish. Vietnam rank. Come on mothers throughout the land packet voice off to Vietnam be the first one on your -- have you boycott moment a box. I think if a song like that was said about the war in Afghanistan. The Iraqi war. And so you know we think that a young generations of rebellious and this is why I constantly call myself a hostile witness to the baby boomer generation. Because I think it's hypocritical for us is a generation to not recognized. What our generation was like you know you might not have participated in student riding a student protest. And sick about it -- about the that the protest in the ride it before the Democratic National Convention in Chicago in 1968. That really was and other big flash point in time that indicated that this country was really close from this country was closer to rebellion then. -- this country's. Close to a billion today. And also do you remember what your parents. Percent about The Beatles and as I said my dad -- very vocal he was in the big dance stuff and Frank Sinatra might it but the deals were joke it was a passing fan it would never last. Well that didn't turn out to be the case you -- your parents percent about The Beatles and if you are not there when The Beatles rights in America. Which European with The Beatles and do you think they're overrated. If you and join our shooter -- are numbers 260187. Toll free 866889070. And it takes a -- 77 scope what tonight is titled how The Beatles changed America for ever. And you can read that this year with with others it's -- -- we're excited to -- -- -- dot com. It's also on our FaceBook page so if you want to join in that conversation with comments go to our FaceBook page which is WWL radio. And I'll read some of those comments are coming up on the year. The Beatles on February the twelfth OK -- arrived in America on this date. February 7196450. Years ago Saturday the first appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show. On February the ninth. And I'm not mistaken that was also. A Sunday night and correct me if I'm wrong that I had the calendar for me like -- -- I remember I had this big memories akin to being on and on a Sunday night. Now while in New York on February 12 The Beatles were still in new York at that time they played a concert at Carnegie Hall. Here's what -- some of the teenagers sounded like outside of Carnegie Hall. -- -- -- -- -- like that and when I. Like it. -- -- -- -- -- I suppose so this was our generation go crazy so it's not unusual to see young people going crazy over certain bands today. I met Paul McCartney when he was in town it was during the body -- season and he was recording an out he says he's recording the Venus and Mars are all right tonight. -- -- He was in town would wind in his kids in the stated hotel in the French Quarter and it was a great opportunity for them to dress up. Four for Mardi Gras they disguise themselves and they went out but they went out and they've they've they got out in the crowd and people didn't know who they were. But I had an opportunity to meet Paul McCartney and now -- a share of two of the interesting things that really stand out in my mind about it -- meeting Paul briefly when he was here. This is the -- if you enjoy is the comic tonight our numbers 2601870. Toll free 8668890. -- seventy. And a text upper Tennessee 77 here's a -- recently dismissed misquoted quotes of The Beatles being more popular than Jesus Christ. And the influence of their music had the younger generation all on the younger generation was a threat to Hoover. Here's another text don't wanna open -- religious pandora's box. But I'm a devout Catholic. And we John Lennon said they were more popular than The Beatles I know they were taught me John Lennon said they were more popular than Jesus Christ. And could draw a bigger crowd -- him to this day the deal still leave a bad taste in my mouth. They were also kicked out of America briefly until -- and apologized. -- you know I can't speak for John Lennon and what was in his heart what he said that but I've heard others analyze it this way. That quote about being more popular than Jesus Christ. Was misinterpreted by a lot of people. It's believed it would John Lennon was saying. Essentially. Is that it's kind of -- I mean here's here's Jesus Christ. And he said we could draw a bigger crowd. -- Jesus Christ. And I think he was making a legitimate point about how a lot of people didn't. Didn't pay attention to religion. And they were paying more attention to pop culture and The Beatles and and that argument could be made today. I will take a quick break here and when we come back I want to talk about some of the other things. They were going on in America in the early sixties. Things that I think laid the ground work. For the arrival of The Beatles which in my opinion was the beginning of the anti establishment generation. That rebellious rock generation. If you wanna join our show -- -- tonight on numbers 26018782038668890. -- seven a text. Is a 77. If you wanna join me on Twitter it's act scoot Demi WL. And my email address -- -- scoot at WWL. All right hang on coming right back -- more were celebrating the fiftieth anniversary. Of the cultural earthquake. It hit America's fifty years ago today The Beatles arriving in America and we'll be back under the W. Venus in -- -- like tonight now. Community come -- to get the whole beyond its. City. -- Harrison senior producer -- Is titled my carnival I don't know that they've really had prepared to do this report days. Look at what they share quick view. Two memories that I have Paul McCartney. There was. It was a it was a private party and because I was in radio alive I was invited to go to this private party and boarded the river -- and a member of the cotton blossom more board. I don't remember the riverboat name. But it is one of the popular river approach where they had excursions and a private parties on Seoul while Apollo legend and everybody this year. They had this party. On the river now isn't invited and everybody was standing out on that the doc before the riverboat university -- the dock. And I'll never forget the moment. The black limousine pulls out. And Paul McCartney opened the door and balanced out of it. He bounced out of it in a way that would be just very characteristic of Paul's body language. You know he he was very animated. And I'll just I'll never forget how we just kind of bounced out of the limousine and it looked up and put his arm on the door is other among the hood and just look at night that was my first. Glimpse of one of The Beatles I did not go to The Beatles concert. In September at City Park Stadium in 1964. An -- about how quickly this phenomenon caught on. The Beatles landed in America fifty years ago today in February. They were touring the country immediately. And by September. It was a -- phenomena even here in a war and New Orleans was not the the the national. New -- didn't have the national spotlight on it then. But he does now. So that just goes to show you how The Beatles so quickly penetrated. Mainstream America. Concert in New Orleans in September. And they arrived in February. Now on February the eleventh. The Beatles are still in America. They were visit after visiting New York The Beatles travel to Washington for concert. And in a news conference and John Lennon said this about how amazed he was ants defense he sought turn out to see him. It's going to be much club to go to another Gupta grown everybody into everybody cynicism you know so you know. We've been having is today. I believe Ed Sullivan discover The Beatles when he was at the airport Heathrow airport in London and a receipt suspect phenomena to the airport and as -- was there when they know what's going on here. And it at. As Sullivan then they invited The Beatles that to a show and I believe they were on a three different times but now let's remember The Beatles were word the beginning of what was the British invasion. There was a parade of of bands that. That really. Set the tone for what ultimately became the anti establishment generation are -- it took a police text here here's a text. Discuss The Beatles were so far ahead of their time -- was a genius. And what -- said was true. About. Attracting more people than Jesus Christ I don't think he meant that in the way that many people took. Here's a text -- don't forget -- when it was on the watch list. For the president for possibly causing a revolution. After those if you who didn't experience The Beatles. And for those of you who think about America today. And and you do you think about. How unsettled this country it's. Think back on. The mood in this country and the fear of a revolution. From. From groups like The Beatles. This was this was something feared by the establishment and today that generation is becoming a -- We've we've talked about this on this crucial before. It was a movie and it's still in this news in this day to this day stands out in my mind -- I I think what's interesting about this movie it's it's such a microcosm. Of the attitude that young people had for the establishment. And again I think it's important for us today. To think back on what attitude our generation. -- for the establishment. There was a movie called wild in the streets. And the character was -- -- frost. In a bigger not correct and any and is he wanted it correctly please do but this is my recollection of it. Wild in the streets. The character being characters -- frost and I believe he was a hippie rock star. Justice in the sixties. He became president of the United States. And this was so reflective of the young generation's attitude toward the establishment of the time. That in this movie. One of the first things that he did as president. Wise. To. Put into essentially concentration camps everybody over the age of thirty. There was this contempt. Anybody who was over thirty. Every we were such that he -- testing you know egotistical -- generation that thought everything was about you they used to everything. To say the least we were rather eat testicle. And because we have been such a large segment of the population. -- -- the years that we have evolved to our allies. We have continually. Help define every -- that we've occupied. Now there's new competition today with very big younger generations. And I think a lot of baby boomers actually. Are are struggling maybe just subconsciously but this idea that well maybe they don't totally dictate. Like they once did. If you -- to join Russia with a comment about anything we're talking about your recollection of The Beatles have fifty years ago or if your younger your recollection of your recollection the first time that you were introduced to The Beatles. And if you do remember what your parents were for saying about The Beatles I'd love to hear that indeed you may have repair -- of The Beatles. -- did you might that was very vocal about the deal so they were terrible those guys can't say look at air. -- -- records again no respect for. -- to join our show with your comment tonight our numbers 2601870. Toll free 866889. Is nearly seventy. In a text number -- -- needs him at a to a more you text here in just a moment also more vehicles. But in the years prior to The Beatles arriving in America there were social debates in this country we're beginning to define the direction if America. These battles hated what was known as the moral majority. That would be equivalent to the religious right today. But then they were referred to as the moral majority. And it hit the moral majority against activist. Activists were fighting for more personal freedom. More equality. More openness. So as a sixty's began America's moral majority. Condemned the use. -- birth control pills on the basis that removing. The consequence of pregnancy from casual sex. Would cause casual sex to be. So popular among young American that it would it would be the demise of this country. Taking the consequence of pregnancy. Away from the activity sex. Would cause more sexual promiscuity in America. In 1961 the use of artificial birth control was a crime in Connecticut. And specifically in Connecticut there was a case that led to a lawsuit over the constitutionality. Of declaring birth control pills illegal -- went to the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court ultimately ruled that banning birth control pills was unconstitutional based on right to privacy IC direct parallels. Between. Debates like that. And debates they were having today. About. Same sex marriage. There was. This is not the first time there's been an establishment that was concerned about the moral direction of America. This is not the first time that it and establishment generation. Where is concerned about. About. The direction of the young generation I guess there's some that natural things about that for for every generation. But I find it interesting that today's establishment is so involved in these debates. It's so parallel the debates that we had a long time ago in this country. And any dimension and imagine. Imagine the moral majority of a large group of of people in America. Declaring that birth control should be illegal artificial birth control. And there was a case -- went to the Supreme Court and the Supreme Court ruled that that a ban on birth control was unconstitutional. Based on right to privacy. By 19632. Point three million American women on the pill. Now in relation to the population at that time that was a lot bigger. Percentage of the population then it would be today. So again The Beatles arrived on this day fifty years ago in 1964. So there was this big debate. About birth control pills. Should they be legal should they be illegal. In 1962 and 1963. There were two landmark decisions by the US Supreme Court that banned school led prayers in public schools. The decisions to -- school led prayers are still being viewed by many in today's new establishment. As a flash point in time when the social and moral divide device of America really demise of America believe again. But there were so many other things going on to blame it on that today I think his -- is too simplistic. So along with the legalization. Of artificial birth control. And the banning of school led prayers for public schools. Two significant controversies that signaled I think that this nation was on the the threshold -- change. There was also a fight for equal rights for blacks in America. And that was strongly supported by a young generation that seemed to sense the cruel injustice. A segregation. Adding to the social and legal debates about freedom and equality in the early sixties there was ever present threat of a nuclear war. It would almost completely destroy the United States and maybe even half of the planet. It's it's it's hard to concede that today for those of you who who did not grow up with this. But I remember growing up with is as as a kid in school. And I remember overhearing conversations that my parents had. On a daily basis I was scared. Schools held drills to instruct young students what to do it the Soviet Union push the button and sent nuclear missiles or drop nuclear bombs in this country. To this stay amateur -- getting under your desk would really help protect you from a nuclear bomb but that's what we did it. There are few families in my neighborhood that actually would bomb shelters in their backyards. That would help them survive a nuclear war I mean to shelters where I think more of a sense of security and actual. Practical protection from nuclear fallout but at the time they were some people in my neighborhood who put up. -- shelters. The fear of instant destruction. From a nuclear war which part of life. For the young generation that is now the establishment. So. The fear of terrorism. As important as that is to deal. This is not the first time that we have dealt with -- This is not the first time that we've been concerned about our safety. And as bad as terrorism is. The the magnitude of the acts of terrorism. Don't compare to. The magnitude of what a nuclear. Attack. -- nuclear war between the US and Russia would have been at the time. A young generation was quietly. And subconsciously absorbing the constant talk about nuclear war in the news. -- know -- parents didn't think about the impact of the news and negative conversations of what that would have on their children it was a it was a very different time. Also in the fall of 1962. Again couple years before The Beatles arrived. America faced an imminent threat of nuclear war when it was discovered that the Soviet Union was building missile sites in Cuba. And those missiles contained nuclear warheads aimed at the United States. The Soviet Union took this action in response to the United States placing nuclear weapons in Turkey. They bring to Moscow. So you see that there was this constant. Battle during the Cold War between the US and and Russian. President John F. Kennedy announced dead. The United States announced this to the world. The United States would not allow the Soviet Union to place nuclear missiles so close to the US ninety miles away from Florida. The Soviet Union did not back down. President Kennedy ordered a blockade of Cuba US warships took up positions around a Communist island and for fourteen days. Americans even young Americans like me at the time. And perhaps you. Live with this strong possibility. That a confrontation between the US. And Russia in Cuba. Would lead to the third world war and the nuclear war it was so fear. Before the crisis was averted. Soviet the premier Nikita Khrushchev sent a letter to Kennedy. Stating that the US blockade of Cuba was an aggressive act that could propel. Human kind into the abyss of a world nuclear missile war. And that crisis dominated the news. Every night. You know I have this this vague memory of sitting in class I don't remember what great I was in in in grammar school put. I remember sitting in class and I remember drawing. The island we get -- free time in class or something or retire at the end of class. And remember drawing on an island to on the map that was -- to be Cuba and I remember drawing all these warships all around Cuba with guns pointed to Cuba. So this did have an impact on on that young generation. And all of this was happening before The Beatles came to America. So through this young generation I think there was this. I think there was this growing. Sense of losing security. Subconsciously in the establishment. Well the Soviets finally did back down. And agreed to remove all of the offensive weapons from QB in exchange the US publicly declared that he would remove its. Its weapons from Turkey and Italy and it -- at the Soviet Union and the US publicly declared that it would never invade the island of Cuba. But as a Cuban missile crisis was was played out a young generation was sensing how unsafe the -- And then February November 22. 1963. The president of the United States. John F. Kennedy. Was assassinated. America and the world -- start and by the news that the president of the United States had been murdered in public in front of countless witnesses. If technology. Today's median social media were part of the world in 1963. The president of the United States would have been killed live on television as the nation and the world watched. However even with the media at at that point of that era it wasn't long before America and the world witnessed the visuals of the assassination. And Wally young generation -- the background their parents didn't realize I don't think anyway. How that moment would dramatically affect. Our attitude. And again I'm speaking from my firsthand experience of of of witnessing that. And I'm also thinking about. Just following pop culture. Throughout my career radio first dissident music disc jockey in the morning. I'm -- -- a talk show lost and talking about social issues are talking about debates that we have so often on the -- she'll. I like to bring -- peace. These comparisons with debates we have today in debates that we had back in the sixties and there are many many parallels between these debates. So I think it was with a seat of distrust for the establishment that was already planted in this collective self conscious of the young generation. That when The Beatles arrived. On this day fifty years ago February the seventh 1964. And appearance element two days later February the ninth 1964. At that moment. I think a young generation had discovered the beginning of a new identity that would lead to a rebellious generation that would earn the title. Of the anti establishment generation. To look at pictures of The Beatles to hear the music today. It seems like it was nothing. But as I said earlier. We tend to take things out of the context of the times in which they occur and judge them parallel to things that exist today. And you can't do that. It's not fair. In my opinion The Beatles were ended the the animals in The Rolling Stones in that whole movement and how The Beatles evolved into. In two Sargent Pepper's lonely hearts club plant today with a magical mystery tour. That The Beatles. Apparently got into drugs I never -- do it although by the way when I was on that when when I was on that a riverboat cruise that party with -- according. One of his band members and I'm not gonna mention the name but he said he screwed denoting it's a pot. At night at the time might I didn't know so like I couldn't help them out there was one other thing that to this state stands out in my mind it will what I did was. You know what let me get to this in just a moment when he continues this train of thought. The Beatles were. Rebellious The Beatles reflected. Drug use in America. And relative to the times I think that's any different from what we're hearing today. It's it's important to judge everything at the time it first appears and not based on what you see today. Here's -- -- WL pretty -- opinion poll. Do you credit The Beatles with changing America. Or did the arrival of The Beatles simply reflect an America. That was ready for change. Give us your opinion I go to our website WWL. Dot com and we'll track that poll throughout Russia -- more he attacks are coming up from Indiana rich Iran's do -- -- WL. It's goat you know you're supporting a lot of things together army will be able bodied jets turned 60 am -- Vietnam vet. Okay pop media were control and civil rights OK. -- I'm not what people. Thought the baby boom generation as anti establishment. I mean the -- stay at stake after after 64 pastors. 65 of them and the war -- college sport they were not. Protest in the war they'll protest in the draw. I eat themselves -- -- -- they were protesting don't do that until they were protest everybody. It can't let them I don't buy it blown off on my on my older brother. We got a. Well they they cared they -- -- they cared more about the war than the troops there's no doubt about that and that's one thing that has changed today even if America collectively disagrees with a war we've seen it recently its support the troops even if you disagree with the with the war it wasn't like that during Vietnam but. But that there was protest of the war not just the draft. -- -- They had nothing to do it ending the war India about. What can be that the war in your not let's win it not when the war no longer and each military and due to World War II generation. Might that might -- extort you know. That -- that no law when the war Bill Walker -- military and that's way and it -- but when it started and. Already I I totally I I I totally disagree I think it was the young generation that was the anti establishment generation that. That actually got to the point it was it was Walter Cronkite and people like that who were supposed to be sole objective with the news. They weren't objective and Paul and I and on Walter Cronkite having gone to Vietnam and come coming back. On he let it be known very well in his broadcast. That he was against the war in Vietnam and he we stay there -- billion in protest of the young generation that really that really changed the tide. When. What -- Nixon elected like where Mac -- like my lifelong Democrat. Quote it's important exchange could be -- -- country. Well there are there are a lot of people who win. Because the other candidate is bad they don't win because aren't big they are they're a great candidate they win because there because of the other candidate. The trick -- cut its basic platform thing like I got a plan to end the war. And guys like I'd get a life long Democrat -- didn't try to come -- and the war. And would stop making what what my other game -- brother -- came home and 69 and finally spoke up. After months. And my debt to reaction was to wait wait what what what they -- what you guys to do it one. You're taking the elevator given it. That that's where -- that Trot Nixon got elected. And that all the war and it wouldn't stop making militarily and -- -- war two and the Korean War generation. Rates are going to call the show appreciate listing in Indiana. -- -- sure that was was part of it. What I witnessed was a young generation and then the establishment turning against. The war and even people like Walter Cronkite. Were no longer on totally neutral. And and objective when he reported the war. And it was obvious not instill much of want they said they were. They were too blatant about it but there was this sentiment this body language this told that you could tell that they reflected on. Their opinion that the war need to demand and indeed did. Getting a text -- about this on eve of destruction it was trying to find that in and played it for you tonight at fifty years ago The Beatles arrived in America it was a cultural earthquake. The tremors of which are still being felt today. If you -- stay with us. This is -- she'll. Mark your calls more of your text or next to be to be well. Is its own. -- You're old enough to kill but not for. It's no New Orleans all I. Formula that this is the -- even destruction which were reflective of the voter in America ads in the sixties. -- Okay. Maybe you'll join us who have come at tonight's just. The time this day and guess if you look there is. You know in this day and give them. There's no run no way they'll -- know on this saved. -- okay. The young generation. And I believe. That calls. -- -- Theorized that The Beatles fifty years ago today. I -- join our show tonight on numbers 260187. Toll free 86688970. In a text number is 87870. I -- again we'll get to abort your text here just a moment let's go to are doing in Georgia do we welcome to our show tonight. A portrait of the -- to go out there. Of course to actually present here loose as it is no member. Of sixty Marie. And in -- numbers that should record school well -- -- emotional -- This is that it. Allow about wage earners which grew normal army sort of weren't there. Six to me when -- got inducted. On the fourth of January 1964. I've turned seventy in the third person and viewers -- -- for. -- action -- triangle. When I got inducted to the induction charter called Vietnam. -- -- -- Reductions and emotional pull people they have a mark Jerusalem -- wow unfortunately don't have editor in Atlanta to a Cotto. Cross street from hotel -- drug store. We're told us in your -- or do not step out of -- Tokyo or you'll -- considered at all and Google and the stock today. 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Here's a text that -- I'm black that it was Sunday -- -- -- it was it was on a Friday fifty years ago that The Beatles hit America and they played Ed Sullivan show two days later on Sunday night so was indeed a son that was my recollection secure it. I'm black it was Sunday it was very exciting and your right the protests were in 68 and the hippies beat -- administers appeared in 1964. Here's a text music wise The Beatles were the gateway for the British invasion. And here's a tax -- head you know where to get pot. For this unknown people. Which you have to. -- Well first of all for the record this was part of wings this was part of Paul McCartney's band. He was prominent member of the -- of -- you know one thing. That was one of the deals if I would have known where to get much. I would've gotten far. -- what -- I'm just being announced today. Different story. Good luck tonight is titled how The Beatles changed America forever and that's trending now on our website WW dot com you can read it. Share it because your comment if you like. Also we've got better FaceBook page and you can join that conversation -- going to FaceBook page to -- if you will. Radio. All started. Years ago. Hi somebody's on hold they say they -- us. -- We'll get to that cause we come back reports do show live from New Orleans Friday night. Never WL. Or remembering the a fifty anniversary of The Beatles arriving in America and for those of us who witnessed that is skids or maybe even older than. These kids we remember very specifically. How we felt and what our parents and what the establishment said about The Beatles. Also if you're younger and you didn't witness The Beatles firsthand. Do you think The Beatles are overrated. Or do you respect the role that they played. In the history of music and history of pop culture to join our show tonight on numbers 2601870. Toll free 866889. Is nearly seventy. And -- -- a receipt -- Sony we're allegedly coming up after the news at 10:10 o'clock. We're gonna play some of the actual moments. The first couple of songs The Beatles played actually vote will go through all of them will play that the four songs The Beatles played. That night -- the facility show -- two days after the arrive Sunday night February the ninth in this Sunday night's going to be February the ninth the actual anniversary of that. I will play just a clip of what it actually sounded like that night and what I want you to do and when you when you listen to this. Tortured -- take yourself out of where you are now. Put yourself back in that time. And if you're young -- if you have a favorite artist today or if if Nirvana if Pearl Jam if those were the bands that you so bonded with when when you're. Coming of age and realizing. Who you war. I think about it. How this sounded to a generation where The Beatles were equivalent to whatever band woods was big for you. Here is a text that read said the Jesus -- -- for those of you are just joining us. I would remind you that one of the controversies with John Lennon and one of the reasons that he which is seen as such a threat to the united states of people were really offended when you said. That The Beatles could draw a bigger it -- -- were even bigger than Jesus Christ we can draw a bigger crowd than Jesus Christ. And I think that was taken out of context because it's been analyzed over the years that and again we can't speak for John -- but what he meant. Was that. The Beatles were so popular that people would pay more attention to that. Then to religion. And I picking a legitimate point. -- on to say about the Jesus comment. That was freedom of speech but your constitutional conservatives declared The Beatles Communist subversive just throw them out. It was just kids who straightened that out along with -- Ed Sullivan. I've heard that when recently. Here is another text and how much do you think rock music has done to promote the drug culture which has been disaster. We'll talk about that coming up in the next hour -- from -- Debbie you're on WW LU touched Paul McCartney. Can't have put my family it is. There's so much hell over the years involving compact. Now when I say where did you touch him I don't mean on his body where were you. At the same record and do it again and -- and out of his autograph and at touched his hair and so forth. My kids texting me shouldn't panic and into texting me to call into shifted to other crazy fanatic fan in Long Island. And I think it was about twelve that the time when world currently giving away. One of those beatle years. And I may in fact my grandson has sent. I was offered -- in a couple of hundred dollar four years in advance that my grandson have to it's the cover. -- struggled. You know I have to say that to -- trying everything in about you know the times back and then. I was having lunch was to his girlfriend of mine from grammar school and on November 20 in fact and which for the fiftieth anniversary of Kennedy's assassination. Also coincided with my eleventh birthday. He was assassinated on violent birthday. And we're talking about how where we land you know exactly where we where on that statement in school together. And -- am now fifty years later was celebrating the Eagles and it was just a time where it needs some healing. I think after everything that's happened. And it will just like been years it's been handed down. A couple of generations of my Grand Central -- -- it in and that impact that the people have had on that will continue to have on the world. -- I've I appreciate you sharing that witnesses. Big -- sensationalist and. My pleasure and I can't thank you. Are coming back with though Mort you're -- coming up right after the news here will play some of the actual moments we will play the whole thing -- play some of the moments of the songs The Beatles played. And it's 1150 years ago.

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