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Ed Sullivan HD photos Pt. 1
HAPPY 50TH FRIENDS
February 9, 1964: The Beatles’ record-breaking first live appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show at CBS’ Studio 50 in New York City (x)
“Seventy-three million people were reported to have watched the first show. It is still supposed to be one of the largest viewing audiences ever in the States. It was very important. We came out of nowhere with funny hair, looking like marionettes or something. That was very influential. (…) I get people like Dan Aykroyd saying, ‘Oh man, I remember that Sunday night; we didn’t know what had hit us - just sitting there watching Ed Sullivan’s show.’ Up until then there were jugglers and comedians like Jerry Lewis, and then, suddenly, The Beatles!" - Paul McCartney
US album release: Meet The Beatles!
9.00am, Monday 20 January 1964 (50 years ago)
The Beatles’ first LP on Capitol Records was released while the group were in Paris, just three days after they were told “I Want To Hold Your Hand” had reached number one in America. [x]
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