As we follow the political events, we are reminded of a huge moment in pop music history.
Ed Sullivan intoduced Elvis in 1956. He presented The Beatles on this day in 1964. According to a story that I read, Mr Sullivan was in London and saw the girls screaming. He concluded correctly that American girls would scream too. He told his team to get The Beatles on his show.
Around 8:12 pm ET, Paul McCartney sang “Close your eyes…..” and Beatlemania was on. All together, The Beatles performed twice that night and 73 million people watched them.
Feb 9, 1964: The Beatles – I Want To Hold Your Hand The Ed Sullivan///… https://t.co/4q8gKVRFwE via @YouTube
— Silvio Canto, Jr. (@SCantojr) February 9, 2017