Today's music-lovers have a lot that we didn't have back then. Digital downloads! Music videos! Illegal music sharing! But they'll never know the joy of hearing 'If I Fell' on a transistor radio or a just-purchased 45 for the very first time. Those were the days, my friend.
The Beatles' first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show was less than three months after the Kennedy assassination, bringing across the Atlantic a whiff of much needed fresh air, a reacquaintance with joy we all had been craving since November 22, 1963.
The Beatles, with their combination of nostalgia for '50s pop rock n roll and rockabilly, love of early '60s soul and girl groups as well as classic tin pan alley "tunesmithing," provided the pre-pubescent AM radio nursery rhymes for my exact generation.
There is no way The Beatles could get back together, and I still can't warm up to Yoko. I suspect I never will. In the business world, the Yoko Ono factor has significant consequences when people cannot make smart choices because of irrational factors.
When you are facing a crisis, wait for the answer to come and some unexpected gate to open. Allow yourself such psychological flexibility of holding two seemingly opposite experiences at the same time, honoring the negative feelings but to be actively open to receive answers at the same time.