America watched The Beatles American debut this weekend in 1964

February 10, 2018

The Beatles

made their first live American television appearance

on The Ed Sullivan Show this weekend in 1964

At 8 o’clock on Sunday ~ February 9th 1964 

73 million people gathered in front their TV sets

to see The Beatles’ first live performance on U.S. soil

That evening 60% of the televisions turned on

were tuned in to The Beatles on Ed Sullivan

The Beatles performance on Ed Sullivan was unforgettable 

 

The Beatles opened with “All My Loving”

to the screeches from teen-aged girls in the audience

The Beatles then followed that hit

with Paul McCartney singing Till There Was You 

before wrapping up the first set with She Loves You 

The hour-long Ed Sullivan Show broadcast

concluded with The Beatles singing two more of their hits

I Saw Her Standing There and I Want to Hold Your Hand

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