Wake Up And Open The Coffee Table Books

This season's crop goes from mopheads to mummies

When I first cracked open The Beatles Anthology, a hot-selling new coffee-table book, I happened on a photo of Paul McCartney giving a guitar lesson to Ed Sullivan, the variety-show host. It brought me back to a time I hadn't thought of in years--that Sunday in February, 1964, when the Beatles first appeared on American TV, and no kid in my neighborhood could talk of anything else in the days that followed.

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