Beatlemania: 50 Years Later

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“The Beatles are the foundation of everything we do,” Foo Fighters, Dave Grohl said. The Beatles hit the world by storm in the 1960s and inherited the name, Beatlemania. The band of four from England made their U.S. debut on The Ed Sullivan Show on February 9th, 1964 stated.                                                         

The Beatles landed at New York’s JFK Airport on February 7th 1964 to start a music revolution reported.

On February 9th 1964, more than 73 million people watched the Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show www.rockhall.comreported. It was estimated 45.3% of US TVs tuned in to watch the show. Fifty years later- February 9th, 2014- the 50thanniversary had a two hour program to honor the British Invasion. The special show titled, The Night that Changed America: A Grammy Salute to the Beatles will honor the Beatles for their 50 years.

Television channels including CBS and CNN are aired a tribute to the Beatles on the 50th anniversary. CBS is teaming with Capitol Records, the Beatles’ label to re-release the band’s 13 U.S. albums. CNN is showing ‘The British Invasion’ to look back at the musical revolution reported.