The Beatles on Ed Sullivan was a defining moment in Rock and Roll Hisotry.
Certainly Elvis, defined the 50’s. His appearance was very controversial.
The Beatles defined the 60’s. American music was never the same. And Ed Sullivan woud forever be linked with showcasing some of the most important musical acts of that decade.
But the Beatles were the first and they started everything that was to follow.
It was Sunday, February 9, 1964. First presentation of the Beatles in the USA. The Beatles were seen by 73 million American viewers. It was the highest rated show on the history at that time and remains one of the largest audience of all time. So that in the documentary The Beatles Antology tells how many streets were deserted and how the crime rate fell during the 60 minutes which ran the program.
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