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"I Want To Hold Your Hand" - The Beatles Live on The Ed Sullivan Show, February 9, 1964 [YouTube Official Video]

Francesco Marano

by Francesco Marano

Published April 7, 2016

Music and television history was made on February 9, 1964 when four young lads calling themselves The Beatles made their first live U.S. television appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show. Above, you can watch their performance of the mega-popular hit "I Want To Hold Your Hand," which was recently uploaded onto The Beatles' YouTube.

The clip shows how popular they had already become as you can hear hundreds of teenage girls in the audience screaming with excitement. The audio quality is crisp, and the picture is crystal clear with close-ups of each band member and fans in the audience.

It has been said that 73 million people and 86% of all televisions in America tuned in to watch the historic event live, which was a record at the time. For more of this great material, we highly recommend a documentary called The Beatles - The First U.S. Visit which includes all the 1964 Ed Sullivan performances as well as other great concert and behind-the-scenes footage from the momentous tour.

In related news, The Beatles shared an official music video for the Anthology track "Free As A Bird" this week, in conjunction with those rare recordings being made available on streaming services. They're also available on Amazon (Vol. 1, Vol. 2, Vol. 3, DVD Documentary Series).

Fans will also be happy to know that Paul McCartney has set 2016 One On One tour dates where he'll be performing in North America and Europe.

For the latest music and news from The Beatles, check out their Zumic artist page.

Source: The Beatles VEVO YouTube

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