Thursday, November 14th, 2013

CBS to air Beatles tribute on anniversary of Fab Four’s legendary ‘Ed Sullivan Show’ gig

Yeah, yeah, yeah.

CBS, to the surprise of no one, will mark the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ first ‘Ed Sullivan Show’ appearance with a two-hour tribute show on Sun., Feb. 9.

That’s exactly 50 years to the day and hour from the Fab Four’s first Ed Sullivan date — a show that drew massive viewership and, depending on one’s tolerance for superlatives, either kicked off the ’60s or altered pop culture forever.

In its formal announcement Thursday, CBS reported it is modestly titling this new show “The Night That Changed America.”

It definitely embedded the Beatles into American musical culture, with a resonance that long outlasted the original Beatlemania.

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