So, are any announcements coming from either of the Apple companies?
How about anyone in the music industry?
When the Beatles hit America
Turn left at Greenland. Carnegie Hall. He’s very clean, isn’t he? You’ve got to hide your love away. “Rubber Soul.” Bigger than Jesus. LSD. Let me take you down. “Sgt. Pepper.” All you need is love. The maharishi. Yoko and Linda. The rooftop concert. You never give me your money. Paul is dead. April 1970. “Let It Be.”
It was all in the future then. At the time, on February 7, 1964, the Beatles were four young men heading across the Atlantic on Pan Am Flight 101. They were accompanied by their manager, Brian Epstein, and friends Mal Evans and Neil Aspinall; producer Phil Spector and his group the Ronettes; and a handful of journalists.
The Beatles were heading for New York for an appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show,” followed by a handful of concert dates. Then they’d go back home.
Oh Look Out! The Beatles and The Ed Sullivan Show Part 19 Oh, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah
When The Beatles made their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show that February 1964, it was and remains the most important event in the history of rock music.
Those of us in our forties today remember with fondness and excitement the atmosphere created by four young guys from Liverpool, England. As all of us remember where we were during the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963, we likewise remember being mesmerized in front of our small black & white television sets on Sunday February 9, 1964, at 8 p.m., when the Beatles made their first American debut on The Ed Sullivan Show.
What was so important about the Beatles’ appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show?
It may be impossible for anyone who wasn’t living at the time to grasp how much the country changed 40 years ago this Sunday. On Feb. 9, 1964, at 8 p.m. ET, the Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show.