Posted February 7, 2014 08:49 pm - Updated February 7, 2014 09:13 pm


On Feb. 7, 50 years ago, the Beatles arrived on U.S. soil — and changed pop and music culture forever.

Their mop hairstyles were scandalous in some quarters. In the era of Duck Dynasty,  notice how clean-cut they look now.

In the day, their music and their style was revolutionary.

Their music is oldies on the way, if not already, to becoming classical.

Short hairstyles are now in. Some know Paul McCartney for "Wings."

So many of those drooling teens back in the day are in retirement. Ed Sullivan is just a memory.

Part of the hoopla was the need for a change of pace and a cultural shift just a couple of months after the United States had a president assassinated.

Yesterday ... All my troubles seem so far away ...