Video Du Jour (Part Deux): The Beatles

In the previous post I mentioned the music stuff they used to show on TV back in the day. That’s kind of misleading – in the mid- to late 1960s, for example, rock music was still pretty scary to many mainstream Americans so when it came time to put rock music on television they doled it out in measured, cleaned-up doses.

But when they did, it was pretty good, and looking back today the stuff that actually made it to broadcast was simply incredible. So much so, that the thought of people like Nicki Minaj and Chris Brown (on the recent Grammy Awards telecast) on TV makes one sort of depressed.

Try this – from “The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour” in 1968:

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