Well, 50 years ago this Sunday. The date was February 9, 1964. Oh, you didn't hear the news? It's hard not to join the hype. After all, it changed America. It changed me.
I have little recollection of the event. I've been told by older cousins that I was just about bouncing around the room in their Bay Village home that night in anticipation of the spectacle.
Music was already stoking my internal flame. The Beatles ignited it.
Catch this complete video of all three appearances on The Ed Sullivan show that February before this is taken down.