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Remembering the invasion

Today, we have the luxury of looking through the lens of history to consider the full impact of the Beatles' U.S. premiere.
The Beatles invade America in 1964

Fifty years after their original publication, the AP is making these reports available to subscribers.
Memories of the Beatles' US television debut

...almost) that this mop-topped band began to play (in America).The Beatles made their first appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show," America's must-see weekly variety show, on Sunday, Feb. 9, 1964. And officially kicked off Beatlemania...
Beatlemania: A moment in time never to be repeated

LOS ANGELES - Musical moments that capture the attention of a national audience - and beyond - never seem to be in short supply. But moments that spark a musical revolution? Rare indeed.
Ramblin' Rhodes: Beatles tribute band to bring show to Waynesboro

Mike Fulop may portray the late Beatle George Harrison in a Beatles tribute band called The Return, but he treasures the memory of former Beatle Paul McCartney noticing him at one of McCartney's sound checks.
Rock legend Lou Reed dead at 71

Lou Reed, the punk poet of rock n' roll who profoundly influenced generations of musicians as leader of the Velvet Under­ground and remained a vital solo performer for decades after, died Sunday.
Cowell's 'Talent' shows based on old concepts

NEW YORK - The new season of America's Got Talent starts Tuesday at 9 p.m. New judges include former Spice Girl Mel B. and supermodel/personality Heidi Klum, who are joining forces with Howie Mandel and Howard Stern.
Beloved actor Andy Griffith dies at 86

MANTEO, N.C. - Andy Griffith, whose homespun mix of humor and wisdom made "The Andy GriffithShow" an enduring TV favorite, has died. He was 86.
Music by Turner: New music welcome with start of season

Fall means new music on the horizon.
James Brown's cape man still working hard

Since his days as emcee and cape man for music icon James Brown, Danny Ray has been keeping himself busy.