TODAY in the PAST: February 9th, 1964
February 9th, 1964
1st Show of the Beatles in the US on the Ed Sullivan Show
February 9th, 1964 was the first time the Beatles appeared on US television. Before the show, as Ed Sullivan said, they received a telegram from Elvis Presley wishing them good luck in the US – very thoughtful. During the show, they sing All My Loving, Till There Was You, She Loves You, , I Saw Her Standing There, and I Want To Hold Your Hand. The crowd (girls in particular) are beside themselves – this will wake up your 16 year old self no matter your age! And notice at the start of the 2nd song, the TV producers put the name of each Beatles as they appear on the screen. First, Paul, then Ringo, George, and finally John with the caption “Sorry Girls, He’s Married” – very cute (trés mignon)!