The 4 Complete Ed Sullivan Shows
Starring The Beatles
Run time: 250 minutes, 2 discs
Release date 9/7/10
About: When The Beatles stepped onto Sullivan’s New York stage on Sunday, February 9, 1964, to make their American TV debut, 86 percent of all TVs on at that hour–73 million Americans–tuned in. It was the most-watched program in history to that point and remains one of the most-watched programs of all time.
Nearly 50 years after the four landmark live performances of The Beatles on “The Ed Sullivan Show,” those legendary appearances with newly remastered audio and carefully restored video will finally be made available worldwide on home video through a major distributor.
What a fun dvd!
I wasn’t born in time to see The Beatles when they first appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show, but I’ve seen clips of these historic TV appearances over the years. And I’m surprised that it took until 2010 for this collection to be put together so beautifully.
The performances are fantastic and it helps to put them in context by seeing the whole shows including the commercials, the other acts and the shots of the screaming girls in the audience. At the time, people knew this performance was the beginning of something big – something very big, but I’m sure no one ever dreamed it would be as significant as it was.
The dvd set would be great for someone who remembers the original shows and will also be enjoyed by younger generations.
WHERE TO BUY – The dvd is available at a discount on Amazon.
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