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The Beatles.. The Historic Prime Time Moment...

It was on this day in 1964 that the Beatles made their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show… and rock and roll would never be the same.  72 million viewers, at that time the largest audience in the history of American television, tuned in that night and witnessed the beginning of The British Invasion.  One of my favorite rock docs is now on DVD, called The Beatles:  The First US Visit by the pioneering Maysles brothers.  Albert and David Maysles (who also shot Gimme Shelter) were given extraordinary access to the Beatles during their first trip here in February of 1964… on trains, in dressing rooms, hotels, and in front of the press.  The performance segments alone are a knockout for Beatles fans.  It was a more innocent time.. but it was plenty exciting, and brother, it was magic.

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02/09/2011 9:53AM
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