Paul McCartney celebrates sixtieth anniversary of The Beatles’ Ed Sullivan debut | Music | Entertainment | EUROtoday

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It was 60 years in the past this month that The Beatles turned the most important band on the planet.

John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr flew off from Heathrow on February 7, 1964 as 4000 British followers waved them goodbye.

Several hours later. the Fab Four landed at New York’s JFK Airport the place 3000 American followers greeted them in a frenzy.

Two days later The Beatles gave their first American TV efficiency on The Ed Sullivan Show, performing All My Loving, Till There Was You, She Loves You, I Saw Her Standing There and I Want to Hold Your Hand.

Their iconic tv US debut was watched by round 73 million folks throughout 23 million households, which was round 34 per cent of the US inhabitants.

Celebrating the anniversary, Sir Paul McCartney wrote on Instagram: “The Beatles rocked The Ed Sullivan Show 60 years ago today! Their performance was broadcast to a record 73 million viewers, and kicked off Beatlemania in the US.”

Macca additionally introduced that: “behind-the-scenes photos from the show’s rehearsals are on display at @chryslermuseum in Norfolk, Virginia until April 7th. The #EyesOfTheStorm exhibition will then open at @brooklynmuseum on May 3rd. The accompanying book ‘1964: Eyes of the Storm’ is also out now.”