Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana

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February 7, 2014

Beatlemania continues 50 years later

The Beatles made history in 1964 when 73 million people tuned in to “The Ed Sullivan Show” for the group’s first live television performance in the United States.

Shirley Hauger, who was 14 at the time, remembers that moment well. “My best friend and I were so excited. We couldn’t wait for the show to come on. She was in love with Paul McCartney, and I was in love with Ringo Starr. Those were the good days.

“My mom and dad were laughing at us, but I thought The Beatles were the most terrific thing ....They brought a different type of music over, and they were four good-looking men.”

The New Point resident says her favorite song from the group’s early years was “I Want to Hold Your Hand.” She also notes, “‘Day Tripper’ was a good one.”

Margie Walke, Batesville, recalls seeing the rock group in concert twice. The first was at Cincinnati Gardens in August 1964. “There were seven of us that crammed into Gary Wintz’s Chevy Nova.

“We had box seats on the side, but once they (the group) came out, it was chaos. There was this sound that was like a high-pitched alarm. You couldn’t even tell it was human screaming. Everyone was off their chairs. You could not hear the music because of the screaming.

“We made our way through the crowd and stood right at the bottom of the stage .... Then we got to hear them. It was amazing to be there.”

She reveals that Jackie DeShannon and the Righteous Brothers opened for the quartet. She also purchased an “I Love George” pin.

In August 1966, “just my sister and I went to a concert at Crosley Field, Cincinnati. It was scheduled on a Saturday, but it rained, so it was postponed to Sunday. We had seats in front of a Batesville couple, so we drove back with them on Sunday.

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