Sunday, February 09, 2014

The Beatles 50th Anniversary

The Ed Sullivan Show: The Beatles with Ed Sullivan during the taping of their New York Debut Show February 9, 1964 in Manhattan, New York City. Image: Bettmann Collection

The Beatles arrive at London Airport on their return from America February 22, 1964. They wave at the many fans who have come to the airport to greet them.  

Screaming fans welcome the return of the Beatles at London Airport, in England, on Sept. 21, 1964. Some of the youngsters had waited 36 hours after hitch hiking across England to welcome their heroes from their most successful overseas tour. Image: Victor Boyton/AP

Police restrain excited teenagers who tried to overrun barriers when they could not get tickets for the Beatles show in Essen, Germany on June 25, 1966. Image: Schroer/AP

Some of the winners of the 1963 "Melody Maker" poll awards give a high kick for their success. Susan Maugham was voted top female singer, on the far left is Billy J. Kramer (Best Hope for 1964). They are photographed with the Beatles, who were voted top vocal group.Image: Hulton-Deutsch Collection
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