Skip to comments.YEAH, YEAH, YEAH … IT WAS FORTY-FIVE YEARS AGO TODAY (VIDEO CLIP)
Posted on 02/09/2009 7:29:30 PM PST by andrew roman
Forty-five years ago tonight, one of television's most memorable moments took place - the Beatles' first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show. Over 70 million viewers tuned in on that Sunday evening long ago.
Here are the first ten minutes of the original broadcast, as it aired on CBS-TV, including commercials.
This clip includes three of the five songs the Beatles performed that night.
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imho the Beattles are way over rated
If you play that record backwards you will hear, “Haey, haey, haey!”
Not necessarily the psychedelic stuff....some of that was good, some even excellent. but before they got stoned to write there was Rubber Soul and Revolver, masterpieces..... and without producer George Martin, they would never have been as great as they were.
some of their individual politics were atrocious. especially Lennon's (Lenin?)
You must not be very old.
Wasn’t that the band McCartney had before Wings? Seriously, that appearance changed my life.
My FIL met them. He was a postman. They ran through the PO building (as cover) to catch a taxi on the other side to get away from the mobs (UK). He shared a ‘cup-a-tea’ with ‘the lads’......as he used to say (RIP).
Rubber Soul, Revolver ... Yes, masterpieces.
nope just a kid im 49 but that was all my ten years older sister used to play it sucked then and sucks now with a few exceptions
George was my favorite.:)
IT WAS FORTY-FIVE YEARS AGO TODAY.....Sgt. Pepper taught The Band to play!........
I’m glad they brought some happiness to some here.
To me they were long haired, dope smoking, hippies.
oh SHUT UP...God, this site is so predictable with its old curmudgeons. The Beatles changed the face of music...overrated. My God.
Al Baby, maybe I was too harsh..tell me..what is your idea of great music..name me a group you think is “brilliant.”
How old are you?
Thanks for reminding me. I used to think that Woodstock was the beginning of the end of Western Civilization but now believe it was that fateful day.
I always wondered why Lennon lived here if America sucked so bad. And why didn’t he voluntarily cap his income at the Obamanable $500,000 a year limit.
Ya know why? ‘Cause he was full of shit, just like the current crop of “entertainers”.
what part of IMHO don’t you understand
Liked theBeatles. Love the SEARCHERS!
They suck . That’s why just about every song they ever recorded has been covered , and by a wide variety of artists . Yesterday alone has been covered 2500 times . They really suck .
I wonder about some people.
Oh and you can shut the H up too
My two favorite Beatles’ albums.
The Animals were pretty good, too. House of the Rising Sun is a classic.
And without Linda Eastman backup vocals the boys were really, really nothing!
Parade of the obvious, cliched and the lame!
Im pretty much an old Curmudgeon and I love their music.
I like the Stones even better cause they were the bad boys of rock and I thought I fit into that mold better...
they ended their short career with that style. much of there early stuff was immature.... ...but their middle period (and a goodly amount of the drug induced stuff at the end) was genius.
I have ALWAYS noticed that. The performance of Yer Blues in great musically ... but Yoko was about as useful as a tootpick is to the toothless.
Revolver is the best The Beatles did - hands down. Mature and succinct. One for the ages.
over rated? lol compared to whom? one way to put this into context is to examine the slop that was on the radio when the Beatles came out. The Beatles not only created a genre but led and influenced quite a few bands. Not bad for about a 8 year career.
They suck . Thats why just about every song they ever recorded has been covered , and by a wide variety of artists . Yesterday alone has been covered 2500 times . They really suck .
greatest band ever...thanx for still stirring my heart and inspiring me...
Their early hits - like Please Please Me and From Me To You - may seem "immature" compared to their great middle period (Rubber Soul, Revolver) - but at the time of their releases, they were quite fresh. In fact, songs that followed those two hits, like I Want To Hold Your Hand and I Feel Fine were considered structurally progressive and quite innovative for 1964 - far ahead of what most were doing.
Otherwise, I agree wholeheartedly with what you said.
Andrew Roman - Brooklyn, NY
If you had said, I didn't care for their music, or it wasn't my cup of tea..that I can understand. But by saying they were "overrated," makes your standard the one that all is measured by. A little bit much, don't ya think?
..And in America, they were together as a band for only six years.
Twenty number one hits and 18 number one albums during that span.
Was it really that long ago? Boy, that makes me feel old, but I do remember getting to see them on the Ed Sullivan Show.
No what I got was a bite I love to get some of you all riled up I find humor in it Thank you for playing
it sucked then and sucks now with a few exceptions...
I’d love to know what music you do like.
I’m 51 and I SO AGREE with you. Do you know what it would take to reunite the Beatles? 2 more bullets.
Flame away but at least play “Time of the Season” by the Zombies while you do.
Too young to have been listening to music in the era they were active in (I could tell you exactly, but trust me, we’d BOTH feel old).
As I said, that’s great that some folks really enjoyed their music, but to the censuses behind them, there’s a much different perception.
yeah. and pioneers on many fronts. I highly recommend Geoff Emericks book. Geoff was the Beatles recording engineer starting with Revolver. George Martin gets a lot of deserved credit for their rich sounds but credit also should go to Geoff’s mic and ground-breaking recording techniques, e.g. vocals through leslies, using speakers as microphones, etc. The Beatles pushed the envelope not only in their writing and performance but through demanding it of those who worked for them.