The Beatles’ Ed Sullivan Show Performance Turns 50: Revisit The Historic Moment
February 7, 2014 § Leave a comment
The Beatles is arguably the most influential and best band known in music history, and it all began in 1964 with Beatlemania. The four bandmates from Liverpool – John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and George Harrison – reached success as their songs broke into the U.S. charts and drove girls wild!
But their initial breakthrough can be credited to the Ed Sullivan Show. On February 9, 1964 The Beatles performed on the variety show and quickly made history – with 73 million viewers tuning into the mini-concert. This Sunday, the legendary performance will be celebrating its 50th anniversary! From 8-10 p.m., CBS will celebrate the band’s milestone career moment by airing The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to the Beatles.
Revisit history below:
On Sunday night, look for John Legend and Alicia Keys covering “Let It Be,” Katy Perry covering “Yesterday,” John Mayer and Keith Urban teaming for “Don’t Let Me Down,” Brad Paisley and Pharrell Williams playing “Here Comes the Sun,” and many more!