59th Anniversary of the Beatles 1st appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show

Today is the 59th Anniversary of the Beatles first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show on February 9, 1964. We realize that 59th anniversaries are normally not newsworthy. After all, next year will be the BIG SIX 0! But this is the Beatles! So Happy 59th Anniversary to all!

Celebrate by listening to Meet The Beatles! on vinyl and/or CD. And don’t forget Vee-Jay’s Introducing The Beatles if you have the vinyl LP.  If not, the Parlophone LP Please Please Me will do just fine! You can also play the singles “I Want To Hold Your Hand,” “She Loves You” and “Please Please Me” if you have the vinyl. “She Loves You” and its excellent flip side, “I’ll Get You,” are on the CD Past Masters, as are “I Want To Hold Your Hand” and “This Boy,” which, of course, are on Meet The Beatles! Because the Beatles later albums such as Rubber Soul, Revolver, Sgt. Pepper, The White Album and Abbey Road rightfully garner so much praise and attention, we tend to overlook the Beatles first albums. But as I work on my next book covering these fab slices of vinyl, I am reminded of how brilliant and exciting these early albums truly were and are. So give them a spin over the next few weeks! You’ll be glad you did.

Tonight, be sure to watch the entire first Ed Sullivan Show appearance of the Beatles on your Sullivan DVD. Start the show at 8:00 PM Eastern, 7:00 PM Central, to relive those exciting moments. On the West Coast, it aired by tape delay at 8:00 PM, so you can watch it at either 8:00 PM or 5:00 PM (or both!).

And, of course, “read all about it” in my book The Beatles Are Coming! The Birth of Beatlemania in America.

498 Productions is putting this classic book on sale through February 23, 2023. The $50 hard cover edition is on sale for $40. Those wanting a bargain (or second copy or gift) can purchase factory seconds of the hardcover book for just $17, you know what I mean. These books have slightly scratched covers, but the interior pages are flawless. They are, however, missing the title page.

Below are links to several of the articles related to the Beatles first U.S. visit written by Bruce.

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