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.