Arctic Monkeys Celebrate Anniversary Of Beatles U.S. Arrival

Exactly fifty years ago today, 73 million people, which translated into 60% of all American TVs, were tuned to CBS at 8 p.m. to watch The Beatles make their U.S. television debut on the Ed Sullivan Show – and the world has never been the same since. That night the mop-topped Fab Four played five songs over the course of the broadcast - "All My Loving," "Till There Was You," "She Loves You," "I Saw Her Standing There" and "I Want To Hold Your Hand" - as throngs of teenage girls in the audience screamed and shrieked, signifying the official beginning of the British Invasion.

Last night fellow countrymen the Arctic Monkeys coincidentally found themselves in New York City, where they were celebrating a historic milestone of their own – their first-ever headlining show at Madison Square Garden. History was not lost on Alex Turner & Co., who released their critically acclaimed fifth studio album A.M. last year, as the band dutifully paid homage to John, Paul, George and Ringo with a fitting tribute, first with a brief history lesson, and then by offering up a very Arctic Monkey-esque take on "All My Loving."

Let’s check it out:

Watch The Beatles's first appearance on Ed Sullivan:

Written By: Jeffrey Greenblatt

[Published on: 2/9/14]

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