The 4 Complete Ed Sullivan Shows Starring the Beatles

The 4 Complete Ed Sullivan Shows Starring the Beatles

And Other Artists, Including Original Commercials and More

DVD - 2010
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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 tuned in. The Beatles appeared on the Sullivan show four times and presented here are those uncut shows, including not only all of the other performances, but also all of the original commercials. Newly remastered also includes an interview between Ed Sullivan and the Beatles, additional footage, and more.
Publisher: [United States] : SOFA Home Entertainment : ©2010.
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (250 min.) :,sound, black and white and colour ;,12 cm.

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Derringer
Nov 13, 2017

Yes. Indeed. On that monumental night of Feb. 9, 1964 - Millions upon millions of TV sets (all across the Canadian & American landscape) were tuned into The Ed Sullivan Show.

This, of course, was the unforgettable evening when the Beatles (aka, The Fab 4) made their much-anticipated American television debut.

As 100s of hysterically screaming fans in the audience adoringly cheered the Beatles on - This one event, understandably, became a true pop culture phenomenon like no other before.

And, now - Today - 50+ years later - You, as a viewer, get a chance to relive the non-stop fan-adulation of the Beatles in the total comfort of your own home.

*Note* - Bonus extras on this 2-disc set also includes original TV commercials, as well as a clip of Ed Sullivan chatting with the Beatles prior to their appearance on stage.

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RainbowRabbit
Jun 11, 2012

You can find the Beatle songs on Youtube, but the accompanying acts and commercials, as well as Old Stoneface himself, provide context. The images are not all that clear, and the mixing is very rough. Sometimes there are set and lighting problems, but the man who first put rock 'n' Roll on national TV is herein introducing what he called the most phenomenal new act in entertainment in two decades (if I remember his words). Note the Beatles arrived in America before colour TV, so it is fitting that their 'Hard Day's Night' was in B&W. The songs of course are great, and it is great to see the musicians play their instruments, and watch them harmonize.

LMOH Jan 06, 2011

Four live shows from 1964 to 1965, complete with commercial breaks!

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