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Beatlemania is 60 Years Old!

February 06, 20241 min read

Tomorrow marks 60 years ago since the Beatles landed in New York City for the very first time and took our country by storm.

I Want To Hold Your Hand had hit the number 1 spot on the Billboard charts just the week before, so it came as no surprise that 3,000 screaming fans nearly caused a riot when they greeted the Fab Four at Kennedy airport.

Two days later, an estimated 73 million viewers (or about 40% of the US population) tuned in to see the boys' first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show--one of the most popular television shows at the time. A few concerts at Carnegie Hall followed and the rest is, as they say, is history.

Check them out on The Ed Sullivan Show:

Sigh, we still love these guys. How could you not?

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