Today in Music History
IN 1963, the Beatles appeared on British television’s premiere variety showcase, Saturday Night at the London Palladium. The crowds of screaming teenage girls in the streets outside the theatre forced several interruptions in rehearsals, and police were called in to control the mob. The incident was heavily reported in the British news media, which dubbed the rabid fan reaction “Beatlemania” and the Beatles themselves the “Fab Four.” An estimated 15 million viewers saw the show.
Basssist Christian McBride performs tonight as part of the Izzy Asper Jazz