Throwback Thursday: The Beatles Appear on “The Ed Sullivan Show”

Throwback Thursday: The Beatles Appear on “The Ed Sullivan Show”

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On this day in 1964, The Beatles made their live American TV debut on “The Ed Sullivan Show.” Beatlemania had already hit the United States, and 73 million people tuned in to watch the band perform five songs live, including “I Want to Hold Your Hand.” According to eyewitness reports, the screaming from younger members of the audience was so loud, that no one in the studio, not even the Beatles, could hear the music being played.

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