Fifty years ago, The Beatles first appeared on the "Ed Sullivan Show" and teenage girls across American became infected with "Beatlemania." Americans' love affair with the fab four hasn't ebbed in the following decades. Here are images of memorabilia related to the rock icons.
The sold-out "Yesterday and Today" concert was held 50 years to the minute after the Beatles played their first U.S. concert at what was then the Washington Coliseum in Northeast D.C.
The Washington Coliseum hosted the Beatles, Janis Joplin and the Rolling Stones, and now the historic building is poised to leap into the future.
WTOP's Katie Howard recounts her mother's love affair with the Beatles, from seeing the Fab Four at the D.C. Coliseum until her death.
Judy Wheatley is an English teacher at Magruder High School in Rockville, but 50 years ago Tuesday night she was a University of Maryland student in the audience at the Washington Coliseum to see the Beatles' American concert debut.
When the city editor told Mike Causey he was going to cover the first Beatles concert in D.C., he was flattered and very surprised, not to mention a little nervous, too.
The Beatlemania event at the Washington Coliseum will close streets near the venue Tuesday.
Local Beatles historian and collector Russ Lease describes how he came to own part of the drum kit Ringo Starr used on the Ed Sullivan show. WTOP's Neal Augenstein reports.
Local Beatles historian and collector Russ Lease owns a part of the historical Ed Sullivan show. WTOP's Neal Augenstein reports.
The playing of "I Want to Hold Your Hand" in Washington fanned the flames of Beatlemania, leading to the Sullivan show. WTOP's Neal Augenstein reports.
Did you know "I Want to Hold Your Hand" was played for the first time in the U.S. here in Washington? WTOP's Neal Augenstein reports.
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Beatles arrive, make American TV debut, as reported by The Associated Press in February 1964
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You only have this weekend to see an exhibit of photos of the Beatles taken in 1964 by then-18-year-old photographer Mike Mitchell whose photos now sell for thousands.
Memories from those who were there for the Beatles' debut on 'Ed Sullivan' 50 years ago
1964 Ed Sullivan Beatles' memorabilia headed to NYC auction; estimate: $800,000 to $1M
Beatlemania had swept Britain in the early 1960s, but it wasn't until 1964 that the Fab Four played their first concert on American soil.
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