Contact Us
Make My Homepage

Flashback Thursday – The Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show [VIDEO]

Subscribe to WQCB Brewer Maine on

It’s Throwback Thursday! This week, we’re celebrating the British Invasion. February 9th will mark the 50th anniversary of the Beatles first appearance on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show.’ So it seems appropriate to share a video of a portion of that performance!

For those too young to remember, ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ was a variety show that ran on CBS from 1948 to 1971. Incredibly popular, it was a huge deal to be asked to appear on the show, especially if you were a fairly new group that just recently arrived in the country.

Sullivan originally became intrigued by The Beatles when he saw how their fans greeted them at Heathrow Airport in London. He offered their manager a full-length concert at top dollar, but the savvy manager had a better idea. He asked that they, instead, make three appearances on the TV show, at bottom dollar but as the headlining act,and that they perform two songs at the opening and end of the show. The exposure was legendary for the group.

Enjoy this Flashback to 1964 when America was formally introduced to the boys from Liverpool!


BEST OF Q106.5

Recommended for You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Q-106.5 Country Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Q-106.5 Country Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.