The Beatles’ 47th Anniversary of First Appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show

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the beatles on the ed sullivan show The Beatles 47th Anniversary of First Appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show

The Beatles perform on Ed Sullivan/YouTube

Taking a trip back down memory lane, we’re reminiscing about sitting around the TV in 1964 and witnessing the biggest moment to arrive on TV at the time; The Beatles’ very first scream-inducing appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show.

This momentous broadcast forever changed music and TV and launched The Beatles into superstar status. On this day February 9, 1964, the four mop tops took over TV sets in America with their five-song performance for the first time on Sullivan. Travel back in time and watch the video of their historic performance!

At the time of only a few network channels and one TV homes, [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]The Beatles[/lastfm] had almost all of America’s eyes locked on them during their first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show in 1964.

With 40 percent of the population — around 74 million viewers — tuning in to see the Beatles “Twist and Shout,” the young sensations induced a fan frenzy in the U.S. and forever made their mark in music. Check out their performance on Ed Sullivan and go crazy for the Beatles all over again!

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