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mark feeney

1964: a fab year for more than just the Fab Four

Good luck, hearing the tectonic plates move before the earthquake hits. That’s as true for culture as seismology. Just ask the other acts who appeared on “The Ed Sullivan Show” on Feb. 9, 1964. Here they were thinking they were up to the minute and state of the art, showbiz-wise, and then this . . . eruption happens at the start and the end of the show.

Now what, exactly, is a “Ringo”?

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