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The Beatles are Coming: This Afternoon on Mixed Bag

by Don McGee
The Beatles (United Press International, photographer unknown)

Perhaps you haven’t heard, but this Sunday, February 9, is the 50th Anniversary of The Beatles’ first appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show." Seventy-three million Americans watched that night, slightly more than will be tuned into Mixed Bag this afternoon.

As it happens, today is also the start of WFUV’s Winter Drive. If we had 73 million listeners, we could get by with a one dollar contribution from everyone. Alas, our numbers are not quite that good. Hope you can listen; hope that you’ll pledge either online or by calling 877-938-8907. Thanks!

Missed the show? You can find Mixed Bag in the FUV archives up to two weeks after broadcast.