James Rosen, a Fox News correspondent with an interest in the secret JFK files, is also a scholar of the Beatlemania who has a piece about the Fab Four’s visit to Washington in February 1964 in the current issues of the Washingtonian magazine
The combination is no accident. As Randy Blaser in the Barrington Courier Review in Illinois points out JFK and the Beatles are inextricably linked in the American imagination.
“If the Kennedy assassination was like a thunderclap at a late summer picnic, the appearance of the Beatles on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ on Feb. 9, 1964, was like the dawn of a new day,” Blaser writes.
“Perhaps no two events in modern history came so closely together and so clearly marked the end of one era and the beginning of another.”