Meredith College Homepage

 

Meredith Professor Reflects on 50th Anniversary of The Beatles’ arrival in U.S.

Meredith College wordmark

On February 9, 1964, The Beatles appeared on American television for the first time, performing on the Ed Sullivan Show. Meredith Professor of English Rebecca Duncan wrote about the 50th anniversary of this cultural moment for The News & Observer.

Duncan wrote "The Beatles got a lot of people thinking and caring in new ways. And so [my] request is that we all demand more from our lyrical poets, our musical innovators, and from all of those performers who inspire us, speak for us and in many ways decide who we are as a culture. Some say the music market, now so segmented, precludes another Beatles from gaining such a magnitude of influence. Yet magnitude may not be the answer. The Beatles expressed many creative impulses, and their combined work lifts them beyond the extremes of any single jag that they chose to explore."

Read the full essay on The News & Observer's website

Learn more about Meredith's English Department

Bookmark and Share


« Headlines

More Headlines

Meredith College Mourns Loss of Trustee Emeritus Fred Williams »


President Jo Allen Speaks at Women’s Leadership Conference »


Meredith College Surpasses Previous Campaign Fundraising in Two Years »


Meredith College in Top 5 on 2015 Best Women’s Colleges Ranking »


Meredith School of Business Maintains Prestigious AACSB Business Accreditation »


Contact Information:

Melyssa Allen
News Director
(919) 760-8087
Fax: (919) 760-8330
.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)