Letter: Happy and alive
I first heard the Beatles’ music in the spring semester of freshman year in college. Someone was with it enough to know they would be on Ed Sullivan that February. Some of us put off studying that night to watch. After that, we’d gather in someone’s room and play the first album. The music made me feel so happy and alive. We all just got up and danced to it. The Beatles had good melodies, simple lyrics and an innocent quality. It was easy to sing along with their songs. To me they were a natural transition from Buddy Holly and the Beach Boys.