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Give Peace a Chance exhibit at Ali Center marks 50 years since boxer and Beatles met

John Lennon and Yoko Ono, in 1969, used “Bed-Ins” as a way to put themselves and their message of peace in the public spotlight. Next month, visitors to the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville and Abbey Road on the River will be able to learn more about the couple’s passion for peace and how they used these publicity stunts to garner international attention.   Through stories and photographs,...

Roy Pullam: Beatles on Ed Sullivan, 50 years
ago; some generation gaps aren’t bridged

Today is the 50th anniversary of the Beatles on Ed Sullivan. I was a senior in high school that year. Our country had been in mourning after the loss of our youngest president. We needed to change the dialogue, and the Beatles certainly did. In a matter of days we went from shell shock to awe struck.   I was sitting with Mom and Dad when Ed Sullivan changed music forever:   ”...

Roy Pullam: Beatles on Ed Sullivan, 50 years ago; some generation gaps aren’t bridged

Today is the 50th anniversary of the Beatles on Ed Sullivan. I was a senior in high school that year. Our country had been in mourning after the loss of our youngest president. We needed to change the dialogue, and the Beatles certainly did. In a matter of days we went from shell shock to awe struck.   I was sitting with Mom and Dad when Ed Sullivan changed music forever:   ”...