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Fab four bugged some

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Re: The night that changed everything, Feb. 9.

I really enjoyed John Einarson's article about the Beatles' appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show, as well as the reactions he collected from Winnipeg residents.

I was seven years old on that special night, and I watched Ed Sullivan in my pyjamas on our recently purchased tiny black-and-white television with my highly reserved, conservative parents.

My father, a professor of entomology at the University of Manitoba, sat silent throughout the performance.

His only comment at the show's conclusion: "They spelled 'beetles' wrong."

 

MAUREEN JAY

Winnipeg

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition February 12, 2014 A10

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