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Of Beatles, Boomers, and Black History

It was 50 years ago today that the Beatles taught us how to play. In case you missed it—as if that were possible with the wall-to-wall media hoopla—four mop-top lads from Liverpool made their audacious U.S. debut in February 1964.   Just as Cassius Clay, soon to be Muhammad Ali, would do two weeks later in Miami, the Beatles “shook …

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