Were you watching TV 51 years ago?

Ed-Sullivan-Show-Logo_thumbThe “British invasion” actually began on February 7, 1964 when Pan Am Yankee Clipper flight 101 landed at New York’s Kennedy Airport.

Two days later, “Beetlemania” took off in America as John, Paul, George and Ringo appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show. Only 728 people saw the show live in Studio 50, joined by nearly 74 million viewers in more than 23 million homes throughout the United States.

The Beatles performed five songs from their two albums that had already been released in America: All My Loving, Till There Was You, She Loves You, I Saw Her Standing There and I Want To Hold Your Hand.  Do you remember which of the albums was introduced first?  Hint … it’s one of the two below.

Following the show, the boys went to the Playboy Club for dinner and then to the Peppermint Lounge for dancing.

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4 thoughts on “Were you watching TV 51 years ago?

  1. An interesting note: members of my graduating class of 1964 skipped school and went to the airport to greet the Beatles when they arrived. Several of them were interviewed on camera and were included in the recent documentaries that have aired. I was in Chicago for a cousin’s bar mitzvah so I missed all the fun.

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  2. We didn’t have a TV but you can bet your bippie that I watched that show! Almost didn’t get to but it worked out great. I’ll have to share that with you some day.

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