On February 9, 1964, The Beatles made their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, performing before a “record-busting” audience of 73 million viewers across the USA. The Ed Sullivan Show was an American television variety show that ran every Sunday night from its debut on June 20, 1948, until its final show on June 6, 1971. Hosted by New York entertainment columnist Ed Sullivan, … Continue reading The Beatles Make History in the U.S.A.
English singer, songwriter, peace activist, and co-founder of the Beatles — the most commercially successful band in the history of popular music — John Winston Lennon was born on October 9, 1940, in Liverpool, where he became involved in the skiffle craze as a teenager. He and fellow Beatles member Paul McCartney formed a much-celebrated songwriting partnership. Along with George Harrison and Ringo Starr, the group … Continue reading John Lennon: Musician, Activist, Stamp Collector