25 January, 2011

The Way They Were

Tuesday With Another

Today in 1964 the Beatles had their first #1 hit in the US - I Want to Hold Your Hand. It remained #1 for seven more weeks. Fifteen days later they would appear for the first time in the US on The Ed Sullivan Show. I can recall rushing home from my Methodist Youth Fellowship meeting - not wanting to miss a moment of their performance. Five songs! Of course, with all the screaming, one could hardly hear them singing.

Oh yeah, I´ll tell you something
I think you'll understand
When I say that something
I wanna hold your hand
I wanna hold your hand
I wanna hold your hand

Oh, please, say to me
You'll let me be your man
and please, say to me
You'll let me hold your hand
Now let me hold your hand
I wanna hold your hand

And when I touch you i feel happy, inside
It's such a feeling
That my love
I can't hide
I can't hide
I can't hide

Yeah you, got that something
I think you'll understand
When I say that something
I wanna hold your hand
I wanna hold your hand
I wanna hold your hand

And when I touch you I feel happy, inside
It's such a feeling
That my love
I can't hide
I can't hide
I can't hide

Yeah you, got that something
I think you'll understand
When I say that something
I wanna hold your hand
I wanna hold your hand
I wanna hold your hand
I wanna hold your ha-a-a-a-a-a-and

Their third performance on Ed Sullivan.
Wow - they look like babies.