This Sunday will be the 50th anniversary of the Beatles performing on the Ed Sullivan show for the first time.
While I did not see the original broadcast, I did not become a fanatic about the Beatles until I was in High School around 1974 but I remember a similar countdown to the 20th anniversary in February 1984. I further remember the Saturday morning cartoon version that was (I believe) post Help but pre Sgt. Pepper.
In case you missed it, all this week, the David Letterman show has been doing Beatle related tributes as the show is filmed on the stage of the former Ed Sullivan studio and some have been spectacular. CNN has been showing portions of a British Invasion Documentary all week that has also been tremendous. And last night, PBS showed Magical Mystery Tour in all its smaltzy splendor.