Seems we use the word era a lot for periods that, in perspective, are just a flash on the timeline. But Houston joins many Americans in watching the final Tonight Show of Jay Leno…an era of 22 years. The final show was a good one, as you heard Matt tell on Houston’s Morning News. We also noted the beginning of an era, as Sunday marks the 50th anniversary of the start of Beatlemania in America, with the Fab
Four’s appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show.
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What a hysteria that was. My husband was among the mass of teenagers who swarmed the Sam Houston Coliseum here as the Beatles even invaded Houston. For me, the so-called British invasion was monumental because of the Rolling Stones. I saw a 1964 interview with Mick Jagger in which he held out hope the band would still be performing for another year.
The elemental rocker turns 71 in July…still performing. That’s what I’d call an era.