The Beatles Arrive on US Shores, 1964!
PAUL: There were millions of kids at the airport, which nobody had expected. We heard about it mid-air. There were journalists on the plane, and the pilot had rang ahead and said "Tell the boys there's a big crowd waiting for them." We thought 'Wow! God, we have really made it.' I remember, for instance, the great moment of getting into the limo and putting on the radio, and hearing a running commentary on us: 'They have just left the airport and are coming towards New York City...' It was like a dream. The greatest fantasy ever." NEIL ASPINALL: "The receptionists at Capitol Records would answer the phone "Capitol Records - The Beatles are coming!"
Vast number of press followed their every move. After a press conference at the airport, a publicity shoot in Central Park, The Beatles attended rehearsals for the Ed Sullivan show, a performance that was to change everything.
Their appearance on the Ed Sullivan show is considered to be a milestone in TV history. It was widely reported that no major crime was reported during the 8-9pm broadcast, as 73 million viewers watched their performances of "All My Loving", "Till There Was You", "She Loves You" and "I Want to Hold Your Hand".
Concerts at the Washington Coliseum, Carnegie Hall and another appearances on the Ed Sullivan show (in Miami) followed.
aBeatlesfan on 23rd Dec 11:
“Aww! I could just give them a welcome hug!... But I wasn't there :/”
beatlzlovr on 11th Jul 11:
“Omg I wish I can just meet them right naow!!”
19esmeralda on 16th Jan 11:
“I just wished i would've been there!!
Honey on 6th Jan 11:
“I wish I were born before!”
beatlemaniac_june.18 on 3rd Dec 10:
“I wish I could've gone 2 the Ed Sullivan show!!! Paul is amazing!”
carolina alejandra on 13th Nov 10:
“i had wanted to be there long live the sixties the beatles live! :)”
BEATLESfanforeverKikajs on 13th Jul 10:
“Agreement with all of you :p the ones who say the BEATLES are bad don't know what they're talkin about! The Beatles are just the best, because their songs are just so easy, but brilliant!”
paul_mc-Cartney on 22nd Jun 10:
“Ringo - ' I'm so scared of that mike... George, Help Me!'
Paul - ' Hey, Hey Guys! Look at that CLOWN!'
George - ' I still can't believe you made that camera...'
John - ' *to journalist* I'm Sorry... I'm gonna sneeze!'”
anzku on 20th Jun 10:
“George is allways sterring camera!! Scary....”
johnlennonfreak! on 29th Mar 10:
“Paul: Hey there that marshmallow I saw earlier!
John: I swear! they were big and blue and they had a giant creepy hand! i saw a blue meanie lad!
George: *stares at camera* what the heck do i do lads
Ringo: Guys! what happened last night i dont remmember uhhhh i dont feel so good
I <3 U JOHNNY!”
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