In 1964, The Beatles' press agent, Derek Taylor, wrote these near prophetic words in the liner notes of my daughter's favorite album, Beatles For Sale:
"There's priceless history between these covers. When, in a generation or so, a radioactive, cigar-smoking child, picnicking on Saturn, asks you what The Beatle affair was all about, don't try to explain all about the long hair and the screams! Just play them a few tracks from this album and he'll probably understand. The kids of AD2000 will draw from the music much the same sense of well being and warmth as we do today."