Letter: More work needed to reduce smoking rate

January marks the golden anniversary of a couple of watershed American events.

Fifty years ago, four Liverpool lads named John, Paul, George and Ringo led the British rock invasion of America. Their stardom was established when “I Want to Hold Your Hand” hit the top of the charts in the Jan. 25, 1964, edition of Cash Box magazine.

The Fab Four were mega-talented songwriters and performers, with charm oozing from their thick British accents and dark mops of hair that left a generation reeling. Their every whim — be it rhythm, fashion or lifestyle — was immediately adopted into our youth culture.

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