I remember back when they was fab

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It was just another cold day in November 1963 when the word came down that President John F. Kennedy had been laid to rest and that they had lit his eternal flame. With our stylish young president gone, we wondered where we were headed now as a country. The jury was out that someone with a Texas accent and big ears could inspire us the way JFK had.

We were being told we couldn’t trust anyone over 30. They called it a generation gap - a time when matters of style and substance, values and attitudes, greatly differ between parents and those of their children.

In February 1964 that gap became personified when a Pan Am jet landed at JFK Airport in New York and off walked four lads from Liverpool, England. It was time for America to meet the Beatles.

 

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