the beatles working on post-production for their film magical mystery tour, 1967
Shea Stadium, 23rd August 1966
February 9, 1964
Exactly 50 years ago today, The Beatles performed at the Ed Sullivan Show for the first time. This event officially began the craze known as Beatlemania.
Scan - 50 years ago, at 1697 Broadway, New York City
Photo: Dezo Hoffmann
Rehearsing before their next appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show.
“It was at the Liverpool Empire. I was looking at John on the stage, but all I could see was him as a little boy. I always used to take him to the Empire at Christmas for his annual treat. I remember the time we’d seen Puss in Boots. It had been snowing and John’s Wellingtons were still on in the theatre. When Puss came on in his big boots, John stood up and shouted, ‘Mimi, he’s got his Wellington boots on! So have I.’ His little voice was heard everywhere and everyone looked at him and smiled.”