Beatles On the Air

Friday, February 06, 2004

The British Invasion might have been presaged on the radio, but it was consummated on TV. February 9th marks the 40-year anniversary of the Beatles’ first live appearance on American television. Few events these days garner the kind of audience that tuned into the Ed Sullivan show that evening. 73 million Americans - nearly 40 percent of the U.S. population - saw it, making it one of the most watched broadcasts in history. OTM's Paul Ingles takes us back.

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