Friday, February 07, 2014
Fiftieth Anniversary for Fab Four
February 9, 1964: The Beatles perform on The Ed Sullivan Show, and Beatlemania is born. There were 50,000 requests for the 728 seats in the theatre. 73 million people watch the show that night. Music experts say that once every generation, an iconic group/performer comes along that changes the landscape of the industry. Elvis did it, Michael Jackson did it, and The Beatles did it. On Sunday, CBS celebrates the 50th anniversary of The Beatles' performance. The Ed Sullivan Theatre, at 53rd and Broadway in Manhattan, is now used for Late Show with David Letterman. Sunday at 8:00 pm eastern, CBS will air "The Night that Changed America: A Grammy Salute to the Beatles". David Letterman will interview the two surviving Beatles, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr. Various musical guests will pay tribute to the music of John, Paul, George and Ringo. The marquee of Letterman's theatre has been covered to match the one from 50 years ago, when the venue was called CBS Studio 50.
Information from http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2014/02/06/ed-sullivan-theater-unveiling-special-marquee-to-mark-50th-anniversary-of-beatles-performance/.