On The Telly – 73 Million Viewers For THE BEATLES This Day In 1964

9 February 2023

This day in 1964, THE BEATLES made their first of several appearances
on The Ed Sullivan Show, one of the most-watched TV variety shows ever
in America.

The immortal Liverpool heroes played 5 songs, including
their then No.1 hit I WANNA HOLD YOUR HAND.

The show received over 50,000 applications for the 728 studio seats.
Richard Nixon’s daughters and Olympic gold medalist Terry McDermott
were among the lucky ones to see The Beatles so closely.

A record-breaking 73 million people saw the live performance.
It was Sullivan‘s top rating for the first time in seven years.

THE BEATLES: Bio – Discography – Website

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