Daily Archives: February 9, 2014

The Beatlest twist the night away at Peppermint Lounge 50 years ago this hour (Feb 9 1964)


Video: 'The Beatles - After the Show' (Feb. 9, 1964, evening at 0:20-1:45)

(Sunday, February 9, 1964, evening EST) — The Beatles were filmed at the Peppermint Lounge tonight twisting the night away after their historic live debut on The Ed Sullivan Show.


Video: 'The Making of "The Beatles: The First US Visit"- Part 2/5' (Feb., 9, 1964, evening at 10:03-12:07)

73 million Americans view The Beatles’ live debut on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ 50 years ago this hour (Feb 9 1964)


Video: 'The Beatles - Ed Sullivan Show (1965) (All 3 shows)' (Feb. 9, 1964, live appearance at 0:04-10:42 with "I Saw Her Standing There" missing)

(Sunday, February 9, 1964, 8:03/8:46 p.m. EST) — The Beatles performed five songs on their live debut on The Ed Sullivan Show. Continue reading 73 million Americans view The Beatles’ live debut on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ 50 years ago this hour (Feb 9 1964)

The Beatles interviewed on way to ‘Sullivan’ live appearance 50 years ago this hour (Feb 9 1964)


Audio: 'The Beatles - White Christmas (New York Studio 50 1964)'

(Sunday, February 9, 1964, 7:00 p.m. EST) — Just one hour before their live debut on The Ed Sullivan television variety series, The Beatles were interviewed on camera by the Associated Press at Studio 50 in New York City and asked to name their favorite song.

The Beatles filmed in hotel suite before ‘Sullivan’ live appearance 50 years ago this hour (Feb 9 1964)


Video: 'The Making of "The Beatles: The First US Visit"- Part 2/5' (Feb. 9, 1964, early evening break at 5:27-7:49)

(Sunday, February 9, 1964, 6:15 p.m. EST) — The Beatles are filmed hanging out in their suite at the Plaza Hotel in New York City, taking a break between this afternoon’s pre-tape and tonight’s live debut on The Ed Sullivan television variety series.

The Beatles tape Feb. 23 appearance for ‘Ed Sullivan Show’ 50 years ago hour (Feb 9 1964)


Video: 'The Beatles - Ed Sullivan Show (1965) (All 3 shows)' (Feb. 9, 1964, afternoon pre-taping at 21:26)

(Sunday, February 9, 1964, 2:30 p.m. EST) — Hours before they debuted live on The Ed Sullivan Show television variety series, The Beatles performed three songs for Sullivan on tape (Twist And Shout, Please Please Me and I Want To Hold Your Hand) in front of a live studio audience in New York City for broadcast on Feb. 23, 1964.

Lincoln poses for photographs at Brady’s studio 150 years ago this afternoon (Feb 9 1864)

(Tuesday, February 9, 1864, afternoon; during the American Civil War) — U.S. President Abraham Lincoln, escorted by artist Francis B. Carpenter, walked more than a mile today to Mathew Brady’s Washington studio, where he sat for several photographs, including a profile view later used on the Lincoln-head penny and another view for the five dollar bill.