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What the Well-Dressed Beatles Fan Will Wear

This could be the very first item of authorized Beatles merchandise outside of buttons and photos: the authentic Beatles Sweater!

And check out the fab hairdo on the lovely model!

 

 

Paging Dr. Freud

If you know anything about Madison Avenue's obsession with Freudian symbolism, you may find the placement of the megaphone somewhat interesting in this vintage ad for demon tobacco.

Another Baby Boomer First!

Along with being the first generation to exposed to television and diet soda, Baby Boomers were the first to experience that classic summer fun toy, Slip ‘N Slide.

Introduced in 1961 by Wham-O (who else?), Slip ‘N Slides quickly became known for two things: 1.) killing grass in suburban backyards and 2.) causing pretty serious injuries as we came into contact with hard ground and each other while traveling at very fast speeds.

Somehow, Wham-O avoided costly lawsuits and is still I the Slip ‘N Slide business to this day, although the toy does warn that it’s not recommended for anyone but small children.

By the way, the toy was invented by a guy named Robert Carrier. We'd write more, but we gotta scoot!

How much were the Beatles paid for their first 3 appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show?

$10,000 - That works out to about $60,000 in today's money
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