Beatlemania: A Craze for The Beatles Sweeps the U.S.A (1964-1966)

This presentation looks back at the arrival of the Beatles to New York City and their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show on February 9, 1964, which would be later described as the single most influential hour that would change the state of music as John, Paul, George and Ringo performed to a constant deafening scream. The press would label this hysteria as Beatlemania. They were called “mop tops” for their long hair. Their success would mean an unprecedented five singles in positions #1 through # 5 in April 1964 during the time of their first US tour followed by two hit movies.

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