The Fantastic (Fab) Four: 7 Everyday Ways the Beatles Have Influenced the World

Photo by: Cirque Du Soleil
Circus Beatles
I have never been lucky enough to see a Cirque du Soleil performance (it's on the bucket list), but I did enthusiastically watch the documentary about the ... more 
Photo by: Cirque Du Soleil
Circus Beatles
I have never been lucky enough to see a Cirque du Soleil performance (it's on the bucket list), but I did enthusiastically watch the documentary about the creation of the Beatles-themed show, Love. It was completely fascinating to see how the production was created: from the mere idea to getting permission to use the music to artistic differences. All Together Now just gives us a taste of the show, and what I saw was WOW. (Watch a trailer for the live performance.)
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Tue, Nov 19, 2013 12:39 PM EST

Last week, CBS, in a partnership with the Grammys, announced it will air a two-hour special in February featuring some of our favorite musicians performing the songs that the Beatles sang on their first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show. For many of us, it is our parents who will remember their personal moment when "the Beatles invasion" happened in their life. It's hard to pin down the exact instant when the whole world took notice, but about fifty years ago, music changed. The performance of the Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show on February 9, 1964 is how CBS and the Grammys are measuring the Beatle's impact on music. In so many ways the Beatles have been a part of our lives. It's the little things, but we all do them: sing their songs to our children, quote their lyrics when we need that perfect phrase, celebrate when we recognize a Fab Four reference within pop culture... Here are 7 ways The Beatles are influencing us all around the world. -By Dresden Shumaker

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