In 1964 The Beatles launched the "British Invasion" of the USA with performances on the Ed Sullivan Show. Such was the anticipation for the first of their four appearances that a record 73,000,000 viewers tuned in for the Sunday night show from New York. This special double DVD package contains the four complete Ed Sullivan Shows on which The Beatles performed live. These were to be the only live performances they ever did for American TV and the last they ever did anywhere in the world. Such was their impact, that a couple of months later in April 1964 The Beatles held all of the top 5 spots in the US singles chart, a feat that has never been repeated.
February 9, 1964: All My Loving / Til There Was You / She Loves You / I Saw Her Standing There / I Want To Hold Your Hand
February 16, 1964: She Loves You / This Boy / All My Loving / I Saw Her Standing There / From Me To You / I Want To Hold Your Hand
February 23, 1964: Twist & Shout / Please, Please Me / I Want To Hold Your Hand
September 12, 1965: I Feel Fine / I'm Down / Act Naturally / Ticket To Ride / Yesterday / Help!
These are the complete Ed Sullivan Shows from these four dates and feature a number of other acts including Tessie O'Shea, Georgia Brown & the cast of "Oliver" (including a young Davy Jones of the Monkees fame!), Mitzi Gaynor, Acker Bilk, Morecambe & Wise, Cab Calloway and Cilla Black. Also included are the original sponsors adverts and various comedy and novelty acts, which all combine to give a real feel for the era in which The Beatles conquered America.